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.

October 2013

This month’s new developments, include:

  • Our Anchor Dashboard paper, designed to help institutions assess the long-term impact of their economic development activities, was profiled in Next City and on the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s "What Works" website.
  • Article Provides Steps to Democratizing the Economy in Communities
  • C-W City: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Innovative Employers Generate Good Jobs While Boosting Profits
  • Healing Communities Requires Addressing Environmental Factors Outside Hosptial Walls
  • Sharing Economy Promotese Innovative Local Policies
  • New Report Presents Framework for Structuring Successful Cross-Sector Partnerships
  • Wagemark
  • Ioby

September 2013

This month’s new developments include:

  • The release of The Democracy Collaborative’s latest paper and online tool The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practices to Meet Low-Income Community Needs, and companion research report Achieving the Anchor Promise: Improving Outcomes for Low-Income Children, Families and Communities
  • The Democacy Collaborative convened our first gathering of Native American community development leaders in a “Learning/Action Laboratory for Community Wealth Building” supported by the Northwest Area Foundation
  • Gar Alperovitz presented a keynote address at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
  • The Capital Institute released video highlights from a symposium entitled “Beyond Sustainability: The Road to Regenerative Capitalism”
  • Paper Provides Guide to Protecting Financial Resources for Older Adults
  • Journal of Higher Educations Highlights Anchor Institution Movement
  • Inclusive Capitalism Improves Worker Well-being While Addressing Economnic Disparity
  • Broadband Access Promotes Local Economic Development
  • European Federation of Employee Shared Ownership
  • Pear Energy

August 2013

Welcome to our August newsletter. This month’s features include:

  • Our joint webinar with the Responsible Endowments Coalition about our recently published report Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment
  • The Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society publication of a journal issue entitled “Symposium: Alternatives to Capitalism
  • Gar Alperovitz's New York Times op-ed
  • Report Reveals Integrated Strategies for Rethinking Urban Regeneration
  • Thoughtful Design that Focuses on Placemaking can Build Community Happiness
  • Building Local Economies Depends on Remaking Public Policy
  • New Book Advances a National Policy Agenda Focused on Equity
  • Modernizing Asset Limits
  • Community Economics Collective

July 2013

Welcome to our July newsletter. We celebrate the 237th anniversary of the American Revolution with a number of new developments:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) will host a webinar on July 19 at 1pm presenting the findings of our jointly published report Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment
  • Ted Howard spoke at a St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank event, entitled “Exploring Innovation in Community Development
  • We continued our work to help expand the conversation on how hospitals as anchor institutions can improve the physical and economic health of their communities
  • Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz continues his book tour for What Then Must We Do?
  • CW Interview: Kate Sofis
  • Paper Reviews Existing Knowledge of Anchor Institutions
  • Financial Cooperaties Are a Credible Alternative to Mainstream Banks
  • Study Shows that Working Renters Bear the Brunt of Housing Cost Burdens
  • Documentary Film Highlights Local Approaches to Creating a New Economy
  • The Community Toolbox
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition

June 2013

Featured this month:

  • The release of a new report, Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment, a joint publication with the Responsible Endowments Coalition
  • Watch the entire May 8 community forum on how anchor institutions can help build more resilient and inclusive local economies
  • Gar Alperovitz continues his book tour for What Then Must We Do?
  • The Democracy Collaborative continues to publish articles on a number of issues related to community wealth building
  • Chicago Factory Reborn as Worker-owned Cooperative
  • Asset Building Approach Builds Household Financial Security and Success
  • Integrated Voter Engagement Leads to Heightened Civic Engagement
  • Employee-owned Companies Outperform Conventional Businesses
  • Community Sourced Capital
  • The Billion Dollar Green Challenge

May 2013

Welcome to our May e-newsletter. This month we have a number of updates and features to bring you:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT present the findings of our recent case study: The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth.
  • The Democracy Collaborative announces a new partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation and several Native American tribes on a community economic development “Learning/Action Laboratory.”
  • Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz continues his national tour promoting his latest book, What Then Must We Do? and accompanying film, The Next American Revolution.
  • Community Wealth Buildling Action Agenda Offers Illinois a Path Forward
  • Online Tool and Companion Brief Outline Community Benefits After Healthcare Reform
  • Access to Healthy Food Stimulates Economic Opportunity
  • New Report Calls for Joint Action to Build a Just Economy
  • Study Recommends Expanding Mortgages to Owners of Manufactured Homes
  • C-W City: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
  • Genuine Progress
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Sawmill Community Land Trust

April 2013

Welcome to our April e-newsletter. This month, we have a host of exciting updates and features to bring to you:

March 2013

Welcome to our monthly e-newsletter. We hope this new, shorter format provides you with more current news and an improved reading experience. Here's a look at what's inside:

  • The Democracy Collaborative's latest report: Hospitals Building Healthier Communities.
  • Information on Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz's forthcoming book, What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution.
  • The grand opening of the third business in Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperative network, Green City Growers.
  • Housing and Asset Policies Contribute to Racial Wealth Divide
  • Analysis Paints Picture of Financial Insecurity in America
  • Layoffs are Less Likely for Employee Owners
  • EPA Presents Strategies for Healthy, Equitable Communities
  • The American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange
  • Farm To People

February 2013

Welcome to our latest e-newsletter, with a new look for 2013. In this winter edition, we bring you a host of new developments and site features:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT will release the findings of our case study: The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth.
  • The third business in Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperative network, Green City Growers, has planted its first crop of leafy greens. 
  • Walter Wright of the Cleveland Foundation and I led a “Local First” webinar for our friends at BALLE.
  • We interview Blake Jones, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Namasté Solar.
  • We profile our twenty-ninth community wealth city: Jacksonville, Florida.
  • History Offers Blueprint for Reversing Plutocrat Control
  • Cooperatives Promote Sustainable Future
  • Manual Helps Immigrants Form Worker Cooperatives
  • Postal Savings System Would Benefit Unbanked
  • ICA Calls for a Global Co-Operative Future
  • Research Shows Rapid Growth of Green Revolving Funds
  • Podcast Showcases Evergreen Cooperatives
  • ALEC Policies Fail to Promote Economic Growth
  • Urban Agriculture Revitalizes Communities
  • Documentary Showcases Strengths, Challenges of Worker Cooperatives
  • Report Presents Framework for Equitably Greening Human Capital
  • Paper Calls on Feds to Promote Anchor Partnerships
  • Metrics Provide Tool to Assess Transit-Oriented Development
  • Manual Identifies Ways to Confront Debt
  • Penn’s Netter Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Be A Localist
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
  • Operation New Hope
  • JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority)

October 2012

Welcome to our latest e-newsletter. In this fall edition, we bring you many new developments and site features:

  • The Cleveland Foundation received the HUD Secretary's Award for Community Foundations. 
  • We interview delegation members from the Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union.
  • We profile our twenty-eighth community wealth city: Providence, RI.
  • Universities Positioned to Foster Community Development
  • Practitioners Highlight Promising Anti-Poverty Strategies in Nation's Communities
  • America the Possible Explains How Systematic Change is Still an Option
  • Communities Reclaim their Energy Sources and Create Jobs
  • New Models Offer Ownership Alternatives
  • Research Shows Local Ownership Leads to Community Improvements
  • Report Shows a Persistent "Good Jobs" Deficit
  • Hybrid Businesses Combine Social Welfare and Revenue Generation
  • Study Advocates Movement for Good Food and Good Jobs
  • CDCs Shift Focus to More Comprehensive Services
  • Scottish Report Examines Co-op and Employee-Owned Businesses
  • Community-Based Research Uncovers Hidden Community Assets
  • Task Force Calls for More Civic Education
  • Head Start Program Provides Long-term Economic Stability Framework
  • Oakland's Foreclosure Practices Lead to Spike in Non-Local Ownership
  • Asset Building Advocates Call for National Movement to Reform Federal Policy
  • Aspen Pointe
  • Join Bank On
  • Mission Investors Exchange
  • The Rhode Island Foundation