Designed for family philanthropies that work in rural areas and beyond, this session will delve into the insights and strategies of donors who have been supporting rural communities for years.

Our speakers, representing family philanthropies and other funders working in rural communities, will explore the unique challenges and successes of investing in and working with rural communities. Discover how to maximize the impact of your family’s philanthropic place-based efforts, and gain practical tools to define strategic approaches and enhance your understanding of rural communities and rural funding practices. Attendees will gain knowledge in the similarities between urban and rural funding, including the distinction between tribal funding and supporting indigenous communities in rural areas.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core principles of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Network Members and Network Partners.

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