President's Invitation


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The Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development is a source of knowledge and expertise that helps Rotarians plan, implement, and manage impactful and sustainable economic development projects and create lasting change in poor and underserved communities.  It is a partnership between people who have experience with community economic development projects and those for whom assistance is needed.

We want to share what our advisors have learned!  We want to hear from you!

On the Web:  Visit us at  You will find stories on successful community economic development projects and article of interest to everyone interested in providing economic opportunity to poor and underserved communities.  You will also find a data base of Rotary Community Economic Development Global Grants.  You might find one that looks just like the project you have in mind.

On Social Media:  Our Facebook page can be found at Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development.  Share your ideas and learn from others.

Share Your Story:  If you have a successful Community Economic Development project; share it!  Prepare a Word document of up to 300 words; include 2-4 of your best photographs and provide contact information so that Rotarians who want more information can follow up.  Make sure that you have permission to post their photo or provide their contact information from the people. Send your information to .  We will let you know when your story is posted.

Grow Our Membership:  Do you have friends who are interested in creating economic opportunities in their communities or in communities around the world.  Invite them to become members of the Rotary Action Group.    Go to and select Join Us.  If you have questions, send your email to

Solve Your Challenges:  Do you have questions about a Community Economic Development project? Do you need help with needs assessments,  education; capital; mentoring, networking or evaluation? Do you need help preparing a global grant? You are not alone!  Send your question to  One of our advisors will respond to you or, as needed, we will reach out to our entire community of members for creative ideas.    

Need More Information:  Do you want to learn more about the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development?  Would you like to share your expertise with others?  Is there a webinar topic you would like to see?  Do you have a suggestion for how we can support you better?  Send your email to

TOGETHER WE form a community that makes a difference in the economic opportunities for beneficiary communities around the world.

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Nick Frankle,

RAGCED (RGM) President 2019 - 2021





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