It is often said that rural and tribal communities and organizations need more capacity to fully engage or solve problems in their regions. But what, exactly, equals “capacity”? What key components of capacity need to be carefully and intentionally strengthened so that locally-led organizations in rural and Native nation communities can more effectively strengthen economies, health, and livelihoods for all in their regions? What does it take for rural and tribal organizations to build capacity, and what barriers stand in the way?

Read the full article about building community development in Native Nations from The Aspen Institute.