Resource Development Associates

Our History

Promoting social and economic justice

Since our inception in 1984, RDA has played a role in some of the largest and most innovative human service initiatives in the nation. These efforts have improved services and outcomes across multiple public sectors, including adultĀ and juvenile justice, health and behavioral health, mental health, housing, violence prevention and public safety, education, child and family welfare, transportation, and workforce development.

What began as a small firm with a mission has evolved into a full-service consultancy with a team of over 30 staff members and a cadre of consultants working to strengthen and transform our public systems. From our grant writing roots, we have learned that needs assessment, planning, and evaluation are key tools for helping government agencies and nonprofits progress toward their goals and improve outcomes for the people they serve.

After more than three decades, we continue to engage our clients and their stakeholders with the mindset that each project we undertake can help to create a more just and equitable world.