Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

The Center for Rural Development in Appalachia: Linking 45 Counties for Better Service Delivery

The center for rural development in appalachia: Linking 45 counties for better service delivery
Margaret F. Sloan

School of Strategic Leadership Studies, James Madison University


The Appalachian region of the United States has historically been an impoverished and negatively stereotyped section of the country, bringing forth images of feuding, moonshining, and illiteracy. The Appalachian region, as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, covers parts of 13 eastern U.S. states and runs through the central and southern portion of the Appalachian Mountain chain from southern New York to northern Mississippi, encompassing roughly 205,000 square miles and more than 23 million people. Forty-two percent of population is ...

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