July 29, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urges Philanthropists to “Step Up and Take Risks”
RE: Philanthropy
By Tom Vilsack
7/28/11
Earlier this week, I delivered the keynote address at the Council on Foundations Rural Philanthropy Conference in Kansas City, and I urged those in attendance to work hand-in-hand with us, our counterparts in state and local government, faith based organizations and non-profits [...]

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July 28, 2011

Rural Solutions Starting With Conversations in Kansas City
RE: Philanthropy
By Diane Miller
7/27/11
We’re connected 24/7 to the entire world. With a few keystrokes I can find an answer to just about any question I have without ever leaving the comfort of my home. I can’t travel without my smart phone and now I’ve become dependent on an [...]

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July 27, 2011

Your Bake Sales DO Matter
RE: Philanthropy
By Diane Miller
7/26/11
Family, agriculture, small towns, and stories are all near and dear to my heart, so I am enjoying this week’s Rural Philanthropy Conference. During the first session of the Creating and Capturing Philanthropic Resources in Rural Communities track, we heard about Rural Development Philanthropy (RDP). And as rural [...]

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July 26, 2011

Behind the Data: A Look at Rural America
RE: Philanthropy
By Rick Cohen
7/25/11
The nation’s top interpreter of Census information about rural demographics has long been the remarkable Mil Duncan of the Carsey Institute of the University of New Hampshire. She doesn’t simply report and track census data, but she explains what they mean. Too many people simply [...]

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