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.



May 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the expansion of Evergreen Cooperative Laundry (ECL), one of the worker-owned enterprises that is part of the Evergreen Cooperatives
  • We welcome Matthew Brown—one of the pioneering voices advancing the Preston Model in England—to The Democracy Collaborative as a Senior Fellow for the Promotion of Community Wealth Building
  • We release the latest in our CW City Series: Birmingham, Alabama 

April 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We release our annual impact report, highlighting the work we did in the last year to build community wealth and advance a more democratic economy
  • We share developments in community wealth building from Newark, NJ
  • We share President Ted Howard's remarks about the linkages between inequality, climate change, and the increasing imperative for systems change from his keynote to the Environmental Funders Network in Cambridge, England

March 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We share several new community wealth building developments, including the launch of the Owíŋža Quilters Cooperative, the first business in a social enterprise strategy to create jobs and build community wealth on the Pine Ridge Reservation
  • We announce the Anchor Collaborative Convening, which will convene anchor collaboratives from cross the country to share lessons learned and best practices
  • We share a new one-pager outlining the 8 Basic Principles of Community Wealth Building

February 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the launch of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a new partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) to advance the adoption of anchor mission strategies across higher education
  • We share developments around cities promoting community wealth building in the UK and in Rochester, NY
  • We release a new infographic on the Preston Model 
  • We release a new entry in our CW City series: Tacoma, WA

January 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We share a new resource democratic ownership models that helped inform a recent policy report from the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research
  • We highlight a growing initiative around anchor institution support for community wealth building in Miami, Florida
  • We discuss developements in employee ownership across the U.S.

December 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We share our top publications from 2017 and discuss developments in community wealth building over the last year, including the launch of the Healthcare Anchor Network; innovations from Preston, England; new work from the Next System Project on energy democracy; developments in employee ownership, and more. 

November 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We discuss pathbreaking community welath building strategies emerging in Preston, England.
  • We discuss developemnts around hospitals and the role they can play in catalyzing community health
  • Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly was recently interviewed inYes! Magazine about The Democracy Collaborative’s work supporting Fifty by Fifty
  • We feature a new C-W City: Nashville, Tennessee

October 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new report, Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement by Senior Associate Emily Sladek
  • We discuss Democracy Collaborative President & Co-Founder Ted Howard's recent trip to England and developments around community wealth building in the UK
  • The Next System Project also published a new report from Laura Flanders on the importance of alternative ownership of media

September 2017

This month's developments include:

  • The Next System Project re-launches its website and a new podcast
  • We release the Anchor Mission Playbookprepared by Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), which details the process that RUMC developed to better align their institutional resources—namely hiring, purchasing, investment, and volunteer base—with community health and well-being.
  • Ted Howard and Gar Alperovitz author a new article, After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America

 

August 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We provide an update on our work with three different peer learning cohorts of anchor institutions: the Healthcare Anchor Network, the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort, and the CFLeads Family Economic Security Action Alliance.
  • The Next System Project recently co-published a report with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) on solutions to address inequality
  • Executive Vice President Marjorie Kelly authored an op-ed about supporting employee ownership as an alternative to corporate tax incentives as a way to build local wealth