Logos of NFG's Integrated Rural Strategies Group and Engage New York

Join NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group and Engage New York for this launch event of our new report on rural organizing and power building: Resourcing Rural Organizing Infrastructure: A New York Case Study. This report presents a landscape scan of New York State’s community organizing infrastructure; analysis of the role of rural communities in designing, implementing, and enforcing progressive statewide policy change; and a comprehensive set of recommendations for funders to resource this critical work.

Join us to hear from the report’s author as well as funders and community leaders to reflect on the report’s findings and recommendations. This event will allow for discussion to identify a shared action agenda for funders to collaborate in support of building rural organizing infrastructure.

This webinar is designed for funders both in New York State as well as national and place-based funders working in other geographies who are interested in the critical role that rural communities play in movements for racial, economic, gender, and climate justice.


  • John Monaghan, Monaghan Consulting, LLC (report author)
  • Domenico Romero, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock (IRSG co-chair)
  • Rebekah Williams, Food for the Spirit & Black Farmers United NYS
  • With introductory comments by Lindsay Ryder, Senior Program Manager, IRSG and Randi Hewitt, Co-Chair, Engage New York; CEO of the Community Foundation for Elmira Corning and the Finger Lakes

Event Details


May 20, 2021

10:00 am - 11:15 am