VIDEO: Build Healthy Places Network Video Snapshot

Allen was recently a guest on the Build Healthy Places Network’s new Video Snapshot Series hosted by Ashley Hernandez. During the interview they talked about the important contributions philanthropy brings to community development and health partnerships in rural areas, as well as philanthropy’s role in accelerating investments aimed at improving health and well-being in rural…

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Why Playgrounds Matter In Rural America: Insights For Rural Donors And Funders

The neighborhood playground is a critical asset that helps make communities resilient places where kids can thrive and residents can connect. But in many rural communities across the country, factors like physical distance, countywide recreation policies, and the lack of a local tax base can limit children’s ability to access these spaces and the benefits…

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Rural Philanthropy As a Long-term Strategy — Advancing Health Podcast

Allen recently was a guest on the Advancing Health podcast with Joy Lewis, AHA vice president for strategic policy planning. They discussed the imperative for rural hospital leaders to develop long-term strategies where community engagement and philanthropy meet for the good of communities’ health. When properly positioned for the long-term, philanthropic relationships with both the…

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Investing in Rural America – Innovation for All Podcast

Dr. Sheana Ahlqvist asked Allen to appear on her national innovation and social psychology podcast with the opening line of “I live in Los Angeles. I dont know anyone who voted for our current President”. So listen for a wideranging conversation about dispelling the urban myths about rural America; the opportunities for rural investment and…

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Rural Philanthropy in Washington

washington rural barn

This is the fourth of a series of four field studies from the Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project (RPAP) here at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The regions selected—eastern New Hampshire/southern Maine; eastern Washington; northeast Iowa and rural New Mexico—were included in the studies in recognition of the important local funder commitments to those…

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Rural Philanthropy in New England

new england farmhouse

This is the third of a series of four field studies from the Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project (RPAP) here at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The regions selected—eastern New Hampshire/southern Maine; eastern Washington; northeast Iowa and rural New Mexico—were included in the studies in recognition of the important local funder commitments to those…

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