Webinar: Rural community building as a philosophy, not an initiative

Photo credit: Ramon Martinez

“Be visible in the community, and the community will be visible in you.” Photo credit: Ramon Martinez

Join us February 2, 2024, 12-1:00PST for a Q&A with the authors of a recent article on rural community building 

What happens when a foundation invests in community building for the long haul? The Ford Family Foundation has made the transition from individual leadership development to broad, community-led community building over the past decade. Rural residents know this from the community building approach and field coordinators supporting community-led action across the region.

Through this work, the Foundation has learned alongside community builders. The result is a transformed organization with a 10-year strategic plan focused on helping rural communities build the futures that they want to see — places where children and families can thrive.

Join Foundation staff and community partners for an interactive Q&A webinar based on the recent article published in The Foundation Review, Community Building as a Philosophy, Not an Initiative.

Panelists
Max Gimbel, director of Rural Community Building
Kasi Allen, director of Learning and Knowledge Management
Anne Kubisch, CEO emerita, The Ford Family Foundation

When
February 2, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PST

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