WGF RELEASES NEW REPORT: All the People, All the Places: A Landscape of Opportunity for Rural and Small Town Civic Engagement

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In response to increasing concern among funders and advocates about the widening divide between rural and urban America, WGF has released All the People, All the Places: A Landscape of Opportunity for Rural and Small Town Civic Engagement. The report observes that this divide has indeed strained our nation’s social fabric and damaged public interest policymaking across issues and communities. Importantly, the scan also provides insightful perspective on promising opportunities that advocates and organizers working in rural and small town communities offer to funders investing in positive change. Rich in landscape data and thoughtful in suggestions for donor strategies, author Ben Goldfarb’s survey draws on the expertise and insights accrued through his career in civic engagement and issue advocacy. WGF hopes that this report, developed in partnership with the New Venture Fund, helps foster conversation, collaboration and strategic grant making among colleagues across sectors.

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