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How You Can Help RTI!

RTI logo Gifts to this fund support the Rural Technology Initiative's efforts to transfer technology that can help timber communities remain economically viable while achieving their environmental targets. RTI provides information through symposiums, newsletters, fact sheets, publications, case studies, short courses, project consultations and streaming video for distant learning.

RTI has been primarily funded by a federal grant which has been substantially leveraged by the staff being able to raise additional competitive grant funds that are complementary to the RTI mission. The risk is that even a temporary loss in the base funding also constrains our ability to compete for other projects. If we successfully raise a development pool of funds to provide a rainy day fund bridge to the future when other funds are short we will be able to continue to provide services to rural communities and compete for projects that are supportive. Based on years of experience in directing other centers I can attest to the importance of having a rainy day fund for tough times. The long term success of RTI requires a reserve for bridge finance given the loss in our primary federal grant. Your donations to RTI can make a major difference to our ability to continue.

Bruce Lippke
RTI Director


To support RTI with a donation:

  1. Open the RTI Donation Form (linked below)
  2. Print the document
  3. Fill out the form,
  4. Mail it to the address provided

  • Call 1-877-UW-GIFTS (877-894-4387) toll-free

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