Rural Support Partners, mission-driven management consultants with a participatory approach to create lasting, equitable change in rural areas. Rural community and economic development.

Tools & Resources 

Rural Community and Economic Development Tools for Participatory Change

This section of our website is where you’ll find tools and resources for rural community and economic development. These resources are designed by RSP to improve the practice of participatory change and participatory rural development by sharing what we’ve learned from our work across Central Appalachia. Every month, we post resources including those that help ground you in the concepts that guide our work, planning tools, and occasional case studies of what’s worked and lessons we’ve learned along the way. These resources are intended for people doing similar participatory community, organizational, or network development to bring about system change, particularly in rural communities. Sign up at the bottom of the page to receive a notification about new posts when we send out our newsletter.


Community Wealth Creation

Community Wealth Creation

January 5, 2017
When you ask people to describe what makes their community a great place to live, play, and work, you begin…
What Difference Has RSP Made in Central Appalachia?

What Difference Has RSP Made in Central Appalachia?

January 4, 2017
In the fall of 2015, Rural Support Partners conducted an evaluation to understand and assess the value of our work…

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