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.

The global network of accredited communities enhancing quality of life, health, infrastructure, housing, nature
and economic opportunity to create an inclusive tide of renewal. A rising place should lift all lives.

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.

Or, be a Rising Places Patron instead!
Do you represent a community, or a locally-focused organization?
See below for your opportunity to be a Rising Places Patron.

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY GET ACCREDITED TO CREATE
A TIDE OF RENEWAL THAT LIFTS ALL LIVES:
BE A RISING PLACES PATRON!

Corporations, non-profits, foundations, philanthropists, mayors, political candidates & government agencies
can help their local community get accredited as a rising place by being a Rising Places Patron.

It's First-Come, First-Served:
The opportunity to be your community's
Rising Places Patron could disappear today.

On October 17, 2022, a powerful new community renewal resource arrives:
Rising Places.

It's an initiative of RECONOMICS Institute, but will have its own site at RisingPlaces.org, and you can be one of its sponsors!  Learn more in this article.

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

There will eventually be many Patrons, but each community has only one Local Patron: 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 Renewal Engine™ 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 sponsor more communities.

NO APPROVAL IS NEEDED FROM LOCAL LEADERS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE THAT COMMUNITY’S PATRON.
This is the perfect public service opportunity for mayors, political candidates, community foundations, philanthropists, etc.

You don’t need official approval from a community in order to be their Local Patron. You’re only enabling them to enroll in the accreditation process at no charge to them: you’re not actually enrolling them. You’re also giving them access to our Renewal Engine™ tools: you’re not obligating them to use the tools. You’re providing the opportunity to more easily create a brighter local future: it’s up to them to actually create it. When they enroll to get accredited, they’re not just taking a test: they’re getting access to the community improvement tools that will help them pass that test.

Keep in mind that each community will only ever have one Local Patron: since it’s a permanent, one-time activation, being a Local Patron is an honor you’ll enjoy forever, even if you don’t renew. So become a Rising Places Patron now, while the community you love is still available.

Are you a real estate investor or redeveloper?

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, creating a tide of renewal that benefits all 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.

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

If you act now, before RisingPlaces.org goes live, you’ll be a Founding Patron, enjoying an extra year FREE.

Four Patron levels enable you to support Rising Places,
whether you're an individual consultant or a giant AEC firm:

The community(s) you sponsor can start the process of getting accredited as a rising place whenever they want:
immediately, a year from now, or whenever. The access you provide as a Patron is permanent.

Your Founding Patron subscription period starts the day the Rising Places site goes live.
So, your first (optional) renewal won’t be due until two years after the site goes live.
Choice of communities to sponsor is first-come, first-served.

WE WELCOME inclusi.us llc, OUR FIRST GOLD PATRON! (June 2022)
WE WELCOME JACOBS ENGINEERING, OUR FIRST DIAMOND PATRON! (June 2022)
WE WELCOME NATIONAL COMMONWEALTH GROUP, OUR FIRST PLATINUM PATRON! (June 2022)

SILVER: $250/year

You will be listed on the Rising Places Patrons page, with a live link. You can sponsor 1 Small Community (under 50,000 pop.) per year at no extra cost. This enables them to start their accreditation process with access to our Renewal Engine™ tools. They’ll enjoy permanent, FREE access to the tools, even if you don’t renew as a Patron.

GOLD: $500/year

You will be featured on the Rising Places Patrons page, with a 20-word description and live link. You can sponsor 1 Medium Community (under 250,000 pop.)
or 2 Small Communities per year at no extra cost.
This activates their accreditation process with access to our Renewal Engine™ tools. They’ll enjoy permanent, FREE access to the tools, even if you don’t renew as a Patron.

PLATINUM: $750/year

You will be prominently featured on the Rising Places home page and Patrons page, with your logo, 50-word description and live link. You can sponsor 1 Large Community (under 1 million pop.) or 3 Small Communities (or 1 Medium + 2 Small) per year at no extra cost. This enables them to start their accreditation process with access to our Renewal Engine™ tools.
They’ll enjoy permanent, FREE access to the tools, even if you don’t renew as a Patron.

DIAMOND: $1000/year

Your company will be prominently featured on the Rising Places home page and Patrons page, with your logo, 100-word description and live link. You can sponsor 1 Major Community (over 1 million pop.) or 4 Small Communities (or 2 Medium) per year at no extra cost. This enables them to start their accreditation process with access to our Renewal Engine™ tools. They’ll enjoy permanent, FREE access to the tools, even if you don’t renew as a Patron.

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