The Problematic Realities of Ignoring Rural Philanthropy

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Allen Smart and Betsey Russell wrote a piece for the Daily Yonder about the consequences of dismissing investments in rural. Written in response to an article published in the New York Times, Smart and Russell challenge the misinformed perceptions that investing in rural communities is a waste of funds.  Old hay shelter with rustied farm tools

When resources are limited, creative and innovative strategies must be formed concerning community development. Rural areas have always been skilled in the art of resourcefulness and urban funders can stand to gain from learning and adopting rural practices. Rural leaders are able to engage and form a level of connectedness that many urban-based funders desire to achieve. The original article can be viewed at Daily Yonder. Please feel free to comment here on the blog or on the original site.