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Resources by Topic: Philanthropy

Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue from Within
Examines the disparity in giving between urban and rural nonprofits, and how geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce the ability for rural nonprofits to secure funding. Offers substantive recommendations on ways to make philanthropy more responsive to rural America.
Author(s): Rachael Swierzewski
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Rural Health and Well-Being in America
Highlights the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's work pertaining to the well-being of rural communities. Features reports, briefs, maps, and webinars.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Rural Philanthropy Toolkit
Shares emerging practices and resources to help rural communities build successful relationships with philanthropies. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination strategies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
Highlights several reports on grant seeking and philanthropy for American Indian and Alaska Native organizations. Features funding guidance and resources to support Native American institutions. Requires creation of a free login to download reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: First Nations Development Institute
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Rural Philanthropic Analysis Blog
A collection of articles discussing rural philanthropy and the current work of the Campbell University Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis
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Raising Funds for Rural Health Care: An Introductory Manual
Outlines basic principles for establishing a structured, ongoing philanthropic resource development process. Information is targeted at rural healthcare facilities and designed to promote understanding across three core areas of resource development: annual funds, capital campaigns, and endowments.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Quick Start
Provides information on over 100,000 foundations, including contact information, purpose, assets, and giving. Free, but registration required.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Directory Online by Candid
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