To summarise the main things the organisation stands for (and maybe make it a little easier to decide on the logo theme):
*rural and regional communities
*environmental and economic sustainability
Preferably less formal/business feel (although still professional).
Also preferable that the logo works well in both greyscale and black and white versions, and also a reverse image that works well with white on black.
The above logo is only included to give you an idea of what the current logo looks like - the new logo does not have to be similar or based upon this logo. It was designed by me with very limited time, resources and skill.
Also I don't mind the Web 2.0 logo design type but I could only choose three (so the three I selected are preferred but Web 2.0 is also acceptable).
Some keywords for the organisation that might encourage some ideas: fostering, adopting, towns, community, rural, regional, regional growth, development, youth, environment sustainability, cooperation, volunteering Just an idea: was thinking that a good image for the organisation could be a hand or hands holding a town/community to represent the idea of "adopting" and supporting a town. Just a thought though.Also don't be afraid to include a few people-like symbols/images to represent communities - rural and regional communities are renowned for their community spirit and working together.