This Is What Capacity Looks Like: Building Development Muscle in Rural and Native Nation Communities
Nov. 30th, 2021, 3PM
It is often said that rural and tribal communities and organizations need more capacity to fully engage or solve problems in their regions. But what, exactly, equals “capacity”?
Shared Prosperity: Building Power Towards an Equitable Rural Economy
Oct. 13th, 2021, 11AM
Building power and capacity within groups on the economic and social margins is a crucial component for strong, healthy and economically diverse rural communities.
Investing in Infrastructure: Rural Strategies for Building and Maintaining Healthy Local Economies
Aug. 16th, 2021, 3PM
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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.
Ground Truth from Rural Practitioners
Every day, organizations are working hard to improve the economy and livelihoods of residents in rural and tribal communities in...
Rural Development: A Scan of Field Practice and Trends
What must happen for economic development to foster a more prosperous, healthier, equitable and environmentally sustainable rural America? This scan...
Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Rural America
There are no easy solutions to the challenges facing rural America, but the pandemic and calls for racial justice have...
Shelter in Rural Places: Facing Rural Housing Challenges in the Unfolding Pandemic
Sep. 22nd, 2020, 3PM
ROADS 3 HOUSING POWERPOINT Homes have become offices, schools, places of worship and our safe havens since the pandemic began....
Our Essential Work: Immigrants and Rural Economies Weathering the Pandemic Together
Aug. 19th, 2020, 2PM
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Still Open for Business: Working with Minority-Owned Rural Firms through the Pandemic
Jul. 22nd, 2020, 2PM
STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS POWERPOINT Racially and ethnically diverse populations comprise 21 percent of rural America—but produced 83 percent of...
Championing Rural Initiative: The Rural Development Innovation Group at Four Years
Over the past four years, the Rural Development Innovation Group has identified and highlighted what’s working in rural community and...
Ratcheting Up Rural Response, Recovery and Resilience: Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy Right Now
Jun. 2nd, 2020, 2PM
We asked seasoned rural action leaders what they think could help the rural response to COVID-19 the most – especially ideas that might not be front and center on funders’ radar screens.