Make plans today to join the Rural LISC team, hundreds of program partners, and thought leaders from around the nation, as we virtually converge on Washington, DC for the 2022 Rural LISC Seminar. #RuralTalks on the Hill.
For the first time, the bi-annual Washington, DC seminar will take place virtually. Three separate events will provide an opportunity to discuss this unique moment in time when billions in public dollars are making important advances in Broadband and Infrastructure, Housing, and Workforce and Small Business possible through collaboration and public and private partnerships. Our three-part series will align with Rural LISC’s key investment pillars with special consideration on the overall impacts of climate change on Rural America.
Sponsored by Ascendium, By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only
Sponsored by Tennessee Housing Development Agency
A celebratory launch of the 2021 Rural LISC Seminar, a welcome from Memphis leaders, and rich dialogue around rural housing needs, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent disasters, led by the Director of Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Ralph M. Perrey. Small group discussions to follow.
Sustainable investment in Rural America is contingent on many factors including successful partnerships. Come hear the latest trends influencing rural investment and opportunities for local and national partnerships.
Sponsored by National Equity Fund
Housing and complex project finance in rural communities is complicated. Come learn about how to structure a more perfect housing, mixed-use and infrastructure deal – from understanding market conditions to tax credits.
Sponsored by Walton Family Foundation
Come join an esteemed virtual panel of public and private leaders as they discuss what it will take to make a targeted investment and commitment to supporting Rural America – from proactive policy, to targeted economic support of traditional sectors, to emerging, innovative opportunities. Followed by a Fireside Chat.
Join Rural LISC staff in roundtable discussions on the Rural LISC’s key program areas. Come meet the Rural LISC team, learn about key programs and tools, and engage with your peers in small group Q&A.
Sponsored by NeighborWorks America
Community design can be a challenging undertaking especially in culturally diverse regions. Come learn about community development and wealth-building efforts that recognize and incorporate cultural values in order to effectively reach and build communities for all.
Building power and capacity within groups on the economic and social margins is a crucial component for strong, healthy, and economically diverse rural communities. Come hear stories of power and capacity building at the community level and take away lessons on how rural places have united to become more inclusive and economically vibrant.
Rural LISC Small Business and our dynamic partners are connecting the dots to support the small business ecosystem. In this workshop you will learn about:
Capital and funding incentives for investment in rural areas, The Rural LISC BDO Network –a community of practice for entrepreneurial support organizations, Local and Regional Connectivity and Stakeholder Engagement, Maximization of Market through Ecosystem Mapping, Agri-Tech Innovation & Incubation, The Power of a Rural Marketing Campaign
Join us to hear from leading national broadband planners about designing successful broadband predevelopment initiatives that lead to project funding and inclusive community impact.
Workforce development has become essential to every community's success and growth. Join us as we launch our new Rural LISC sectoral strategy along with strategic partners from Walton Family Foundation and Markle Foundation’s Rework America Alliance. Learn new strategies to deploy workforce development and where key funder’s are elevating best practices in the field to up-skill job seekers to livable wage employment and grow a diverse labor pool for rural employers.
A new white paper from LISC's Research and Evaluation team offers quantitative and qualitative evidence of how intensive and collaborative community development in rural America raises standards of living and civic engagement in concrete and enduring ways. The report offers strategy and policy recommendations that can serve as guides to community stakeholders, practitioners and legislators across the rest of rural America.
Join us to hear from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on funding disaster trends and tips post-disaster. We will also discuss disaster resiliency (including COVID-19) through the lens of mental health and wellness.
Shared equity housing models are gaining momentum as a transformative strategy to advance an equitable housing recovery in the wake of COVID. Join the LISC Institute and Rural LISC for a conversation with shared equity housing practitioners focused on expanding access to permanently affordable housing and community wealth building in rural areas, and promoting community resilience and racial equity.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Foundation