Where public and private funders find great places to grow resilient, equitable economies.
Where local public and private leaders create great places in which to live, work & invest.

BE A RISING PLACES PATRON!

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY CREATE
A TIDE OF RENEWAL THAT LIFTS ALL LIVES.
IT TAKES JUST 2 MINUTES, WITH NO FURTHER OBLIGATIONS.

Corporations, non-profits, foundations, philanthropists, mayors, political candidates & government agencies
can all be a Rising Places Patron. Patrons pay the small, one-time Community Activation Fee, which provides everyone in your community—leaders and residents—with free access to our Resilient ProsperityTM tools.
These tools help the community get accredited as a Rising Place, which boosts its ability to
attract government funding, employers, real estate investors and new residents.

First-Come, First-Served:
There can be only one local Patron: the opportunity to be
the one who activates your community could disappear today.

On October 17, 2022,
Rising Places arrives

It's a RECONOMICS Institute initiative, at RisingPlaces.org. As a Patron, you'll activate our state-of-the-art tools for a community, gifting FREE permanent access for all residents and leaders. The tools combine collaboration, polling & social media, focused solely on building local renewal capacity.

YOU'LL BE A RISING PLACES PATRON:
Your annual contribution entitles you to proudly display the Rising Places Patron logo, showing your commitment to improving our world. Patrons appear in our advertising, editorials and articles, as well as on our Patrons page.

There are many Rising Places Patrons, but each community has only one Local Patron, and it's first-come, first-served.

YOU'LL ALSO BE A LOCAL PATRON:
For a community to start attracting funding and employers by getting accredited as a rising place, a one-time fee is needed to activate access to our Resilient Prosperity™ tools.
Your Patron fee permanently activates the community(s) of your choice. You'll be credited forever as that community's Rising Places Patron, even if you don't renew as a Patron. If you do renew, you'll be able to support more communities.

NO APPROVAL IS NEEDED FROM LOCAL LEADERS
FOR YOU TO BE THAT COMMUNITY'S PATRON.

A Patron’s gift only enables local leaders and residents to use our Resilient ProsperityTM tools.
You’re not obligating them to use the tools, and you’re not enrolling them to get accredited as a Rising Place.
You’re providing the opportunity to create a brighter local future: it’s up to the community to actually create it.

PLEASE NOTE: (1) New York City boroughs each count as a separate community. (2) We reserve the right to refuse Patrons we deem to be inappropriate for any reason.  If rejected, your money will, of course, be immediately refunded in full.

Are you a real estate investor or redeveloper?

Developers: Accelerate Local Support For Your Projects

Do you want to increase the likelihood of getting the land use entitlements, planning approval, zoning variations and/or local tax breaks you need?

Demonstrate that you are committed to doing your project in a way that helps revitalize the overall community and benefits all local stakeholders.

Helping a community get accredited—by being their Rising Places Patron—shows leaders and residents you’re helping their community become a rising place that lifts all lives.

WHY RESILIENT PROSPERITY TOOLS?

Because both revitalization and resilience are best produced in the same way:
by repurposing, renewing & reconnecting your natural, built & socioeconomic assets. Communities with superior renewal capacity don’t just enjoy a brief burst of renewal: their revitalization lasts…and sets the stage for more.  In other words: resilient prosperity.

Champion the first community solution that engages & benefits all 3 key stakeholder groups.

FUNDERS

Rising Places community accreditation helps state/federal agencies, foundations and redevelopers find the best counties, cities and neighborhoods to invest their resources.

LEADERS

The process of getting accredited helps local governments create the factors needed to achieve accreditation, boosting the success, ROI and social responsibility of renewal efforts.

RESIDENTS

Our Resilient Prosperity tools enable residents to help their community get accredited, creating brighter local future for all by restoring economic, social and environmental justice.

Act now, before RisingPlaces.org goes live, and you’ll be a Founding Patron.
You'll enjoy a special status, and can activate a second community FREE.

The community you activate can apply for accreditation as a Rising Place whenever they want:
immediately, or years from now. The tool access you provide as a Patron is permanent.

WELCOME Dick Fleming, CEO of Community Development Ventures, Inc., OUR FIRST SILVER PATRON!
(for the CORTEX Innovation Community in St. Louis, Missouri)

WELCOME inclusi.us llc, OUR FIRST GOLD PATRON!

WELCOME NATIONAL COMMONWEALTH GROUP, OUR FIRST PLATINUM PATRON!

WELCOME JACOBS ENGINEERING, OUR FIRST DIAMOND PATRON!

The Patron fees listed below are one-time:
pay them once and everyone in your community gets
a lifetime of free access to our Resilient ProsperityTM tools.

(But you can renew your Patron status annually if you wish to activate additional communities.)

SILVER: $250

You will be listed on the Rising Places Patrons page, with a live link. You will activate 1 Small Community (under 50,000 pop.). This gives all local residents and leaders permanent, FREE access to our tools, which build community renewal capacity to help get accredited as a Rising Place.

GOLD: $500

You will be featured on the Rising Places Patrons page, with a 20-word description and live link. You will activate 1 Medium Community (under 250,000 pop.)
or 2 Small Communities.
This gives all local residents and leaders permanent, FREE access to our tools, which build community renewal capacity to help get accredited as a Rising Place.

PLATINUM: $750

You will be featured on the Rising Places home page and Patrons page, with your logo, 50-word description and live link. You will activate 1 Large Community (under 1 million pop.) or 3 Small Communities (or 1 Medium + 2 Small).
This gives all local residents and leaders permanent, FREE access to our tools, which build community renewal capacity to help get accredited as a Rising Place.

DIAMOND: $1000

You will be featured on the Rising Places home page and Patrons page, with your logo, 100-word description and live link. You will activate 1 Major Community (over 1 million pop.) or 4 Small Communities (or 2 Medium). This gives all local residents and leaders permanent, FREE access to our tools, which build community renewal capacity to help get accredited as a Rising Place.

Strategic partner opportunity for the Rising Places initiative.

The non-profit RECONOMICS Institute (Washington, DC) is inviting one or more strategic partners for the Rising Places initiative:
corporations, professional associations, non-profits or foundations.

The partnership model is flexible, depending on the resources offered (financial, member access, publicity, etc.).     Inquire By Email Here.

Your organization would appear prominently in the following manner:

Rising Places is an initiative of RECONOMICS Institute,
in partnership with ABC Corporation and XYZ Foundation.

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