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Preparing for Partnerships with Philanthropies

Before conducting outreach to a philanthropy, rural organizations must prepare in several important ways. This section describes emerging practices for preparing to partner with philanthropies.

The first three emerging practices focus on strengthening the rural organization and its ability to communicate its assets to a philanthropy. The last two emerging practices focus on identifying appropriate philanthropies for outreach and understanding how the philanthropy's work aligns with the work of the rural organization.

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