Newsletters

Our monthly email newsletter provides an essential overview of the latest news and state of the art developments in community wealth building. Check out the archives below.



March 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We reflect on the importance of bold policies to build a more democratic economy in response to COVID-19
  • We announce the Fund for Employee Ownership's first aquisition, Cleveland-based Berry Insulation, which will now be on the path to transition to employee ownership

February 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the launch of a new project with Common Wealth focused on democratic public ownership
  • We realease a new Anchor Communications Toolkit
  • We published the first set of resources in a lcollaboration with Cooperative Energy Futures focused on leveraging the Green New Deal to expand energy democracy
  • We relaunched our website, democracycollaborative.org

January 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new report focused on the intersection of employee-owned and mission-led businesses, finding that these enterprises outperform their peers on social and environmental outcomes.
  • We publish an article focuisng on wins for the democratic economy in 2018, highlighting polices and initiatives related to public banking, worker co-ops, and community land trusts.

December 2019

This month's developments include: 

  • We release the first issue of System Change, a magazine that brings together stories from the growing movement to build a more democratic economy.
  • We share The Case for Community Wealth Building, a new book co-authored by Vice-President for Theory, Research and Policy Joe Guinan and Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of York Martin O’Neill.

November 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new report: A History of Nationalization in the United States, 1917-2019.
  • We announce a new commitment from 14 health systems that are part of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) to invest $700 millionto address the economic, racial, and environmental resource disparities that impact community health outcomes.
  • We share the Jobs for All Manifesto, which TDC has signed, joining many other organizations working for racial and economic justice in calling on our political leaders to enact a federal job guarantee and ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a living-wage job.

October 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We share coverage of the Healthcare Anchor Network in the New York Times, and developments related to Modern Healthcare’s Social Determinants of Health Symposium
  • We announce two new fellows, Dominic T. Moulden, Senior Fellow for Community Organizing & the Democratic Economy in the African and Latinx Diaspora, and Dr. Obery Hendricks, Distinguished Senior Fellow for Faith, Power, and the Democratic Economy
  • We share a new infographic on Democratic Employee Ownership Funds, and coverage of the inclusion of this policy into Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently released a plan for “Corporate Accountability and Democracy”

September 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We share two new transformative proposals that drive equity and affordability in the critical sectors of medicine and housing: Medicine for All and a National Homes Guarentee
  • We announce the launch of the Anchor Learning Network, a three-year commitment from over 30 universities to implement anchor strategies that leverage their core business practices to build community wealth
  • We share developments in the field of employee ownership

August 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the launch of our Climate and Energy program which will build on our existing work in these areas and focus on the intersections between a just transition and the development of a democratic economy
  • We share a new report from the Health Foundation on the role of the NHS as an anchor institution, drawing on lessons learned from the Healthcare Anchor Network
  • We share coverage and interviews about our latest book, The Making of a Democratic Economy

July 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the release of our new book, Making of a Democratic Economy, authored by co-founder and president of The Democracy Collaborative, and Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President and author of The Divine Right of Capital and Owning our Future
  • We share three reports that offer important new insights and suggestions on how we can develop democratic public ownership
  • We release Public Finance for the Future We Want, co-published with the Transnational Institute (TNI), the New Economics Foundation (NEF), the Tellus Institute, Change Finance, Focus on the Global South, Fairfin, and the MOBA Housing Network

June 2019

This month's developments include

  • We share coverage about Inclusive Ownership Funds (IOFs), which would require corporations to place a percentage of shares into a trust operated on behalf of workers
  • We release the Index of Systemic Trends,  a series of economic, social, and environmental indicators that demonstrate the need for systemic solutions to the problems we face
  • We share developments related to employee ownership from Fifty by Fifty, and updates from this spring's Healthcare Anchor Network convening