The National Alliance for Rural Policy's "Investments in Rural America" webinar series explores a wide variety of issues that affect resource flows into America's rural communities, including:
• What kinds of resources are likely to be available in the new economy?
• Government, the private sector, and philanthropy are all expected to play important roles, but with what changes and conditions?
• What can rural communities do to position themselves, either on their own or in regional partnerships, as attractive prospects for investment?
Elesia Ashkenazy, Director of Community Outreach for National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
Presenter is Melissa Levy, Senior Associate, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. Yellow Wood is the managing grantee of the Ford Foundation's Wealth Creation in Rural Communities initiative; as part of that work, Melissa currently coaches grantees on wealth creation and measurement.
Mikki Anaya, Coordinator of the Southwest Rural Policy Network
Presenters are Diana Tellefson Torres, Executive Director of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Foundation; Adriana Rocha , Board Chair of Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and is the Practice Director for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services; and Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Movement Building Director, GIFT
Speaker is David Westcott, Senior Vice President for Development for The Oregon Community Foundation.
Don Macke (RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship), David Dangler (National Alliance for Rural Policy Network)
Edyael Casaperalta (Center for Rural Strategies), Jason Whittet (Massachusetts Broadband Institute), Darlene R. Wong and John Van Alst (National Consumer Law Center)