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Giving Back

Giving Back Program

Our primary Giving Back initiative is to provide exam prep training and certification exams to front-line leaders, middle managers, and senior leaders at selected charitable nonprofits at no cost.

Nonprofit work is especially challenging. Nonprofit organizations need resilient teams that can adapt and grow together in the face of adversity. When people in an organization are collectively resilient, the organization is stronger because resilience makes learning and change possible.

We donated exam prep training and leadership certifications valued at over $100,000 to people working at charitable nonprofits in CY2020. Our goal for 2021 is $200,000 of in-kind donations.

Connect on LinkedIn with Mark Holman, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility to learn more.

Why do we support charitable nonprofits?

According to FundThePeople.org:

  • Foundations use only 1% of grant dollars to support staff development in grantee organizations, and nonprofits have little incentive or capital to invest in their people.
  • The investment deficit creates a bottleneck in nonprofit leadership. Too many diverse, talented leaders never join the field, remain stuck in neutral or simply burn-out.
  • This situation is an existential threat to nonprofit performance, impact and sustainability.
  • Replacing the old myths of overhead and martyrdom with a positive new mindset can lift up the dignity and powerful contributions of nonprofit workers.

Scholarships

Sea Services Scholarship. The Sea Services Scholarship was established in 2019. Individual service members of all ranks in the Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard are eligible. The scholarship may be used to offset the cost of RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T exam prep training courses only. Service members participating in funded unit training are not eligible for the scholarship. During CY 2020, over $250,000 in Sea Service Scholarships were awarded to individual service members. This scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Gene Coughlin. He is a retired Marine Infantry Weapons Officer and the Founder of the Resilience-Building Leader Program.

Military Spouses Scholarship. The Military Spouses Scholarship was established in 2021. This scholarship may be used to offset the cost of RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T exam prep training courses and certification exams. These scholarships are sponsored jointly by the Resilience-Building Leader Program and a partner nonprofit. A press release naming the partner nonprofit and eligibility criteria for the scholarship is scheduled for June 2021.

Our Giving Back in Action

Students and faculty at an Urban Assembly School
The Urban Assembly Joins RBLP's Giving Back Program

In our next venture as part of RBLP's “Giving Back” program, we are happy to…


Still Serving Veterans staff members
Still Serving Veterans Joins RBLP's Giving Back Program

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American Red Cross Giving Day - Photo from Baxter, Tennessee
Join RBLP's Fundraising for the American Red Cross Giving Day!

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The Brazosport Fine Arts Council is Supported by RBLP

Our latest collaboration as part of RBLP's "Giving Back" program – in which we certify…


Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County Staff
Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County Joins RBLP's Giving Back Program

In the latest collaboration as part of RBLP's "Giving Back" program, we are thrilled to…


Macie is excited for her treehouse from Make-A-Wish NC
Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina Is Supported By RBLP

Our #GivingBack program, offering RBLP leadership certifications to nonprofits at no cost, continues to grow…


Endeavors staff
Endeavors Joins RBLP's Giving Back Program

We've begun the next chapter in our #GivingBack program, as we kick off 2021 with…


VetJobs staff members at an event
VetJobs Is Supported By RBLP's Giving Back Program

We are continuing a great roster of Giving Back initiatives here at RBLP in 2020,…