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East Texas Selected to Host Two Economic Recovery Corps Fellows 

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has announced its inaugural cohort of 65 fellows and host communities, including two in East Texas. 

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International Economic Development Council
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CDFIs Addressing Community Needs: 2023 CDFI Survey Key Findings

Jim Reiff completed the Federal Reserve’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Survey this summer. The survey results show that his experiences mirror what other CDFIs across the country have faced.

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Kansas City Fed
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Steady State Impact Strategies

Steady State Impact Strategies can help any organization find critical leverage points, advise senior leaders, and build strategies and infrastructure leading to improved organizational effectiveness.

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Steady State Impact Strategies
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PeopleFund: Impact That Matters | 2022 Annual Report

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people and communities by providing access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses. Read their annual report.

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PeopleFund
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Building Community Capacity in Rural East Texas: The Long Lift

Thrive, not just survive, animates development work in East Texas, where a local family foundation, T.L.L. Temple, and a community development financial institution, Communities Unlimited, are teaming to develop bottom-up structural solutions to building rural capacity.

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Nonprofit Quarterly
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Crafting a Strategic Plan for Your Family Foundation: 5 Questions to Consider

This article highlights 5 questions for family foundations to consider while crafting a strategic plan, and features TRF Member, Hogg Foundation.

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FSG
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Mapping Community College Finance Systems to Develop Equitable and Effective Finance Policy

For community colleges to reach their full potential as drivers of prosperity and equity, states must create strong, stable, coherent finance systems that enable and incentivize colleges to better meet pressing state interests and student needs.

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HCM Strategies
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  • #Education
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Rural-to-Rural Partnerships: Leveling the Playing Field to Secure Federal Funding

It remains a priority to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to compete for federal funds and build the mechanisms and technical expertise they require to secure and manage federal awards.

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Inside Philanthropy
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Rural Data Gateway

Tool from the U.S. Department of Agriculture features Rural Investment Dashboards to expand access to Rural Development financial data, highlighting Rural Development investments for people in rural America.

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United States Department of Agriculture
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To Seize ‘Unique Moment,’ Rural Areas Need Help Building Capacity

Opening remarks from the 2022 Investing in Rural America Conference highlighting important ways to build rural capacity, including: helping communities write grants, creating pools of match funding, and building local capacity.

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Daily Yonder
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Rural Capacity Map

Rural capacity map identifying communities where investments in staffing and expertise are needed to support infrastructure and climate resilience projects.

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Headwaters Economics
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