Author: Allen Smart & Betsey Russell

The ‘Hard Truths’ of Dismissing Rural Philanthropy

Rural communities are creative and resourceful when it comes to community development. They have to be. Foundations that avoid rural investment are missing opportunities for innovation and success. Eduardo Porter’s recent New York Times piece, “The Hard Truths of Trying to Save the Rural Economy,” is misguided and patronizing, even if his intention […]

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