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The Growing Small Towns Show

Dec 5, 2022

Happy December! Today we’ve got a solocast and it’s all about what holds small towns back. There are five things, and Rebecca is here to talk through all of them.  


So what are those five things that hold small towns back?

  • Constraint-led thinking
  • Underestimating the cost of doing nothing
  • Treating today’s...

Nov 21, 2022

We are so excited for another (crossover!) episode with one of our most favorite people: small-town nonprofit expert and fun-haver, Patrick Kirby. This episode is all about how small town nonprofits can raise more money and create a bigger impact. 
About Patrick
Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better...

Nov 7, 2022

You may have heard about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) since it’s a hot topic for many companies today, but how can we apply those principles to our small towns in a meaningful and intentional way? Rebecca and Cecily talk about what embracing diversity in small towns looks like, and how to have these own...

Oct 24, 2022

Melissa Nelson is a woman after our own hearts here at Growing Small Towns. She is a lifelong small-town girl and rural champion who uses her love of agriculture, community development, and creativity to inspire ways to get involved in small towns.

About Melissa
Melissa Nelson is a Nebraska farm and cattle gal who...

Oct 10, 2022

This is the second part of our two-part series with Phil Eich about storytelling. The first episode was the why, and here is the how! This episode is one of the most actionable we’ve ever recorded—it has all you need to go out and start telling your own community’s story.

About Phil
Phil Eich is the founder of...