collectively building a blueprint for rural health and prosperity

Message from Founder 
Mary Doyle
Rural on Purpose IS about the future.
We are entering a new phase in human development and rural communities have a critical role to play. 

If we are paying close attention we’ll see the openings, the opportunities and the solutions to human problems that only functioning rural communities can provide. 

If we look even further out we’ll see the awesome responsibility that we have to provide these solutions. 

Today we value and market ourselves based on our proximity to urban centres. Tomorrow cities will be valued based on their proximity to nature and functioning, healthy rural regions - not the other way around. 

It all begins with fearlessly optimistic people contributing their talents and ideas to build healthy, happy and whole communities. 

It grows and strengthens with our networks and connection to each other. 

Rural on Purpose exists to inspire communities to action and ignite the passion for place that comes with purposeful living. 

Thank you for being here and for being a community worth serving. 

With purpose,

Rural on Purpose community

growing a community is no different from raising a family!

We are growing a global community around a shared interest in rural living. 
Join us!

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rural on purpose chapters


economic development support




freelancers and remote workers

freelance and remote work are a perfect fit with rural

In less than a decade more than half of our workforce will be freelance.
‚ÄčCurrently 18% of all freelancers are living in rural communities.¬†
Freelancers and Remote Workers come with their own jobs and inject new money into the local economy. 

Presentations and Speaker Booking

general presentations topics

  • Rural Development in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Rural Community Building - building a critical mass of support
  • Rural Youth Engagement¬†
  • ‚ÄčRural Coworking¬†
  • ‚ÄčAttracting and Supporting Freelancers and Remote Workers
  • ‚ÄčWorkforce Changes¬†
  • ‚ÄčSocial Enterprise
  • ‚ÄčRural Volunteerism¬†
  • ‚ÄčRural Entrepreneurship¬†

the rabbit hole

The rabbit hole is our area for deep diving into all things Rural on Purpose. 


videos and webinars

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DivideEd is a NEW blog series that delves deep into the Rural/Urban divide. Our goal is to elevate the discussion so that we can forge a healthy future for both. 
This will require UNDERSTANDING, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT - 3 Pillars for this series.
100% Fearlessly Optimistic People
Supporting one another with 
wit, wisdom and ingenuity
Fuelling Entrepreneurial Ambition
 Fostering an environment where people have ideas and act on them

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