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Rural Philanthropy in New Mexico

This is the second 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 Northeast Iowa

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The Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project, in partnership with Campbell University, will publish four field studies representing a powerful collection of stories and lessons to inform the practice of rural philanthropy in Northeast Iowa, New Mexico, Eastern Washington and New England. This report surveys the philanthropic landscape in Northeast Iowa. “The Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project has…

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Census 2020: Rural Communities Count


Inside Philanthropy recently sought input from Allen Smart, Director of Campbell University’s Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project to weigh in on the importance of representing rural in the 2020 Census. Having an accurate census count that is representative of all groups in the United States is a significant opportunity for philanthropy. Smart explained, ‘The impact of…

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