RNO Equity Toolkit Phase II

West Denver
Capacity Building
In Progress

Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) in Denver suffer from distinct challenges when it comes to accurately representing the diversity of the communities they serve, disproportionately impacting low-income residents, renters, and communities of color. RNOs in Denver are volunteer organizations that are often constrained by a lack of resources to perform time- and cost-intensive outreach and engagement to identify cultural gaps, structural barriers, and creative solutions.

Since 2019, Radian has been working with local RNOs supporting them with the development of Equity Action Plans, providing them with tailored equity coaching that includes the co-design of equity-centered recommendations, and funding them to test and iterate those recommendations.

In 2024, Radian published The RNO Equity Toolkit and hosted The RNO Equity Summit, a free workshop focused on the role of equity and community engagement in RNOs across Denver. The Summit facilitated group conversations referencing the RNO Equity Toolkit, which is available in English and Spanish, and hosted several local presenters including Denver INC, Community Language Cooperative (CLC), and Councilman Kashmann.

RNO Equity Toolkit (English):

RNO Equity Toolkit (En EspaƱol):


Interested in learning more? Reach out to deedee@radianinc.org.