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Changing the Narrative: Building Trust Through Rural Media

Insights on how we can promote accurate rural narratives and increase local media to build trust and new relationships across geography.

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Charging Ahead: Rural Workforce For Clean Energy and Electric Vehicles

With the recent funding boost and equity lenses in mind, we’ve highlighted two ways climate and infrastructure policies offer exciting opportunities for rural.

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Four Learnings to Improve Rural Capital and Credit Access

What are some of the major capital and credit trends right now for rural practitioners?

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Support Local Efforts for Eastern Kentucky

See our curated list of local resources and organizations aiding relief and recovery in Eastern Kentucky.

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Rural Outdoor Recreation Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

Outdoor recreation is driving new opportunities for local communities in many rural places. See ways to do economic development differently with rural recreation economies.

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Four Community-Centered Takeaways from Aspen Ideas Festival

Driving around my hometown of Truckee, California, I reflect on my time at the Aspen Ideas Festival this past week...

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Reproductive Healthcare: An Intersectional Component of Healthy Rural Communities

Just like other momentous occasions in history, a likely topic of future conversations is “Where were you when the Supreme...

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Environmental Justice Practices & Resources for Rural Communities

Practitioner insights and resources on rural environmental justice, including ideas on just and equitable energy transitions.

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Naturally Balanced: What does it take to steward the land and grow rural prosperity?

Rural and Native communities have been stewarding the land for generations. Many are using new ways of growing nature and...

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Better Results: What does it take to build capacity in rural and Native nations communities?

Organizational capacity and technical assistance need to be carefully and intentionally strengthened in rural and Native nation communities to grow...

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Rural Capacity-Building Tips From and for Funders

On April 8, 2022, around 90 community and economic development practitioners and community members gathered at a Thrive Rural Open...

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Learning Through Collaboration: Field Leaders Drive Critical Conversations

Setting the scene: Over eight hundred people in the virtual room, watching and listening, sharing resources in the chat, and...