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!

IT TAKES JUST 2 MINUTES, WITH NO FURTHER OBLIGATIONS.
Whether you're a mayor, an activist, a developer or "just"
a good citizen, you can now help your city or county
create resilient, green, inclusive economic growth.

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 Prosperity Tools.TM

These leading-edge tools help the community build its renewal capacity and get accredited as a Rising Place,
which boosts its ability to attract government funding, employers, real estate investors and new residents.

Only one Patron per place: Act now to be a local hero.

RISING PLACESTM arrives Jan. 2, 2023!

It's a RECONOMICS Institute initiative, at RisingPlaces.org. As a Patron, you gift FREE permanent access to our leading-edge tools for all residents and leaders of a community.
One benefit is a customized, constantly-updated (by local feedback), 6-step roadmap to revitalization & resilience.

YOUR RISING PLACES PATRON FEE IS ONLY ONE-TIME:
Your one-time contribution entitles you to proudly display the Rising Places Patron logo, showing your commitment to improving our world. Patrons will appear in our ads & articles, as well as on the Patrons page at RisingPlaces.org.

There will be many Rising Places Patrons, but communities have only one Local Patron, so it's first-come, first-served.

BUT YOUR STATUS AS THE LOCAL PATRON IS FOREVER:
For your community to attract 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 of your choice. You'll be credited forever as that community's Rising Places Patron. If you want to activate more communities, you can purchase additional Patron memberships at any time.

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

A Patron’s gift only enables local leaders and residents to use our Resilient Prosperity ToolsTM.
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.
That said, many Patrons will be mayors and city managers, paying the small Patron fee from the public budget. 
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.

In fact, you don't even need to decide which community
you wish to help, prior to enrolling as a Patron.

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 equitably benefits all local stakeholders.

Activating a community’s Resilient Prosperity Tools—by being their 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 existing natural, built & socioeconomic assets.
  Communities with superior renewal capacity don’t just enjoy a brief burst of renewal, or revitalization for just a few. Their revitalization lasts…it benefits all…and it sets the stage for continued renewal. In other words: resilient prosperity.

4 Key Functions = 1 Leading-Edge Set Of Tools

  1. Teach: Renewal capacity comes in large part from understanding the factors that both inhibit and advance recovery, revitalization and resilience. Our tools educate in such a fun, “sneaky” manner manner that folks hardly know it’s happening;
  2. Listen: Our tools help you address the specific aspirations and challenges of your community because our unique polls tap into the dreams and concerns of a broad swath of the population…not just the privileged few who have the time to attend visioning sessions and charrettes;
  3. Build Capacity: Curing the underlying problem—insufficient renewal capacity—creates an upward trajectory in the economy and quality of life. Only then can you effectively treat symptoms like crime, sprawl, brownfields, blight, homelessness, affordable housing & unemployment;
  4. Activate: Nothing is reliably produced without a process, so if you want your actions to actually produce revitalization and/or resilience, you need a blueprint for creating that process…one that’s attuned to your community’s specific needs and capabilities. One product of these tools is a customized, dynamic (constantly-updated by local feedback), 6-step roadmap to building your local renewal capacity.

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.

WE WELCOME THE FIRST PATRON IN EACH CATEGORY!

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

FIRST GOLD PATRON:
INCLUSI.US, LLC

FIRST PLATINUM PATRON:
NATIONAL COMMONWEALTH GROUP


FIRST DIAMOND PATRON:
JACOBS

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 Prosperity Tools.TM

SILVER: $250

Community Activation Fee

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. They rapidly build the community’s renewal capacity, which helps it get accredited as a Rising Place.

GOLD: $500

Community Activation Fee

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. They rapidly build the community’s renewal capacity, which helps it get accredited as a Rising Place.

PLATINUM: $750

Community Activation Fee

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. They rapidly build the community’s renewal capacity, which helps it get accredited as a Rising Place.

DIAMOND: $1000

Community Activation Fee

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. They rapidly build the community renewal capacity to help get accredited as a Rising Place.

NOT READY TO BE A RISING PLACES PATRON?
YOUR COMMUNITY ALREADY HAS A PATRON?
BE A RISING PLACES SUPPORTER FOR JUST $29!

For a one-time gift of just $29, you can help bring a brighter future to communities and tribes that are too poor to have a Patron. Your gift will help us provide free Rising Places enrollments to some communities upon their request. Display the Supporter graphic on your website or shop window, if you wish.

To thank you, you’ll get a FREE 3-year subscription (or extension, if you already subscribe) to REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Urban, Rural & Environmental Resilience. It’s normally $9.99/year.

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.  Large national or international organizations are invited to apply, including corporations, professional associations, non-profits and foundations.

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

Your organization would be prominently featured like this:
Rising Places is an initiative of RECONOMICS Institute,
in partnership with ABC Corporation and XYZ Foundation.
Inquire By Email Here.

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