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.

January 2007

  • Law Journal Paper Proposes Giving Citizens an Equity Stake in Businesses That Receive Government Subsidies
  • Retaining Community Wealth in a ‘Big Box' Economy
  • Facing the Challenges of Socially Responsible Business
  • Guide Supports Worker Co-op Formation and Expansion
  • Minimum Wage Debate Illustrates Shift in Power to State Governments
  • California Approves Split-Tax Refunds to Encourage Savings
  • Report Documents Growing Payday Lending Debt Trap
  • Community Development Venture Capital Yields Results
  • San Francisco Community Works to Develop Broad Community Wealth Initiative
  • Interview with Ron Phillips on Community Wealth Building Trends
  • Fed Chair Bernacke Addresses Community Development Finance conference
  • Cleveland Roundtable on Building Community Wealth
  • Colors
  • Grameen Family of Enterprises
  • National Community Land Trust Network
  • Poverty & Race Research Action Council

September 2006

  • National Survey Finds CDC Housing Production Tops 1 Million Mark
  • Valuing the Wealth of Neighborhoods
  • Rebuilding Economies through Local Ownership
  • City of Portland, Oregon Invests in “Green” Building
  • Study Documents High Cost of Predatory Lending
  • San Diego Uses Community Ownership Model to Spur Development
  • Building Savings through Payroll Deductions
  • Group Aims to Launch Community Development Guarantee Company in 2007
  • Hundreds Gather to Promote Employee Ownership
  • Forum Identifies Rural Community Development Policy Priorities
  • Community Energy Cooperative
  • Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University
  • Native American Bank
  • Cooperative Home Care Associates

June 2006

  • New Study Finds Growing Income Gap Across the Nation
  • Health Care Co-ops Provide Community Care
  • The Road to a “Common Sense” Economy
  • Is America Building an Opportunity Society?
  • Study Highlights Innovative Transit Projects
  • Irvine, California Aims To Develop Nation's Largest Community Land Trust
  • Former World Trade Center Restaurant Workers Open Worker Co-op
  • Michigan Begins Children's Savings Account Pilot Program
  • “Time Dollar” Barter System Builds Community
  • Hundreds Gather to Promote Community Reinvestment
  • Forum Identifies Community Development Policy Priorities
  • Nonprofit Leaders Gather to Discuss Social Enterprise Strategies
  • Too Much
  • Local First
  • PRI Makers
  • Nonprofit Congress

March 2006

  • More than $2 Trillion in Socially Responsible Investments
  • Policy Innovations in “Red States”? Absolutely!
  • Rust Belt Cities on the Move
  • Progressive State Policy Agenda
  • Bi-Partisan Support for Community Wealth Initiatives
  • Community Broadband Dispute Heats Up
  • DC Renters Form Housing Co-op to Stave Off Gentrification
  • Alaska Governor Urges State Ownership of Oil Pipeline
  • Can Asset-Based Policies Reduce the Growing Wealth Gap?
  • A Homestead Act for the 21st Century
  • New Strategies for Inclusive Growth
  • University-Community Partnerships Lead to Urban University Revival
  • Free Press
  • Take Back Your Time
  • Community Forklift
  • Pension Funds and Urban Revitalization

Winter 2005

  • War on Poverty: Unfinished business
  • Evaluating Community-University Partnerships
  • After the flood: Rebuilding New Orleans
  • Community Development Corporation Trade Association Looks to the Future
  • Foundations Fall Short in Support of Community Development
  • Santa Cruz, Calif. Deposits Funds Locally to Spur Local Development
  • CalPERS inner city investments pay off
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Turns 25
  • Urban loan plan advances in Milwaukee
  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Wal-Mart Watch
  • Partnership for Community Development, Colgate University
  • The Energy Cooperative (Philadelphia)


"Another World is Possible" - a new article from Democracy Collaborative Principal Gar Alperovitz

September 2005

  • Interview on Community Wealth Building
  • Fastener Industries Celebrates 25 Years
  • Examining Community Engagement's Roots
  • New York City Council approves health care benefits bill
  • Report from Aspen Institute questions foundations' investment strategy
  • An Employee-Owned Community Development Bank
  • Eastern Worker Co-op Conference Highlights Growth
  • Car Repair as Social Enterprise Strategy
  • Tax Refunds Help Low-Income Households Build Savings
  • Apollo Alliance
  • Lenders for Community Development
  • Asset Policy Initiative of California
  • Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

August 2005

  • When Corporations Undermine Community Wealth
  • Beyond the Classroom: the Economic Power of Universities
  • How Social Investment Builds a True Ownership Society
  • States Surpass Feds on Minimum Wage
  • First US College Dedicates Fund Exclusively to 
    Community Investment
  • The New Battle Over Who Will Own Broadband
  • French Fund Commits 600 Million Euros to Socially 
    Responsible Investment
  • National Vacant Properties Campaign
  • OurBiz
  • Coastal Enterprise
  • The Beyster Institute
  • The Calvert Foundation

July 2005

  • When Employees Have Equity Attitude
  • A University Helps to Rebuild a Neighborhood
  • Prosperity Campaign
  • ISPs Attempt to Stop Public Broadband
  • Getting a “Bang for the Buck"
  • George Soros Challenges the City of Baltimore
  • LISC Stakes New Ground in Charter Schools
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund
  • Ashoka
  • U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

June 2005

  • Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems
  • “The New Heroes”
  • E-Posters
  • A Real Ownership Society | by Gar Alperovitz
  • No Way to Run a Soccer Team | by Thad Williamson
  • Universities as Economic Engines
  • Bread and Butter Issues on the Ballot | By Hans Johnson
  • Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.
  • The National Center for Employee Ownership
  • The Institute on Assets and Social Policy
  • The MBD community development corporation