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Robyn Van En Center (Wilson College-Chambersville, PA)

The Robyn Van En Center provides a national resource center about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for people across the nation and around the world. The Robyn Van En Center also offers outreach and works to gain publicity about CSA farms in order to benefit community farmers and consumers everywhere.

Public Trust Doctrine on Natural and Cultural Resources Page

The Public Trust Doctrine Page, maintained by the Albany, New York-based law firm of P.M.Bray LLC, provides a range of information about public trust law, with a focus on public policy, research and application in natural and cultural resources planning and management.

Natural Assets Project, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Natural Assets Project examines the scope for reducing poverty through asset building in the form of natural capital. Natural assets include both environmental sources and sinks. "Sources" include raw materials, renewable and non-renewable, such as forests, fisheries, soil, and minerals. "Sinks" are the capacities of media such as air and water to absorb and decompose the wastes from production and consumption. The institute aims to design pro-poor natural asset- building strategies to further its goals of both conversation and environmental justice or equity.

Jay Walljasper

A speaker, writer and editor, Jay Walljasper covers a wide variety of topics on his website, with particular specialties in community and urban issues, travel, sustainability, cultural commentary, and the commons.

International Association for the Study of the Commons

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit association devoted to understanding and improving institutions for the management of environmental resources that are (or could be) held or used collectively by communities in developing or developed countries.

Free Expression Policy Project (Brennan School, New York University)

The Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP), founded in 2000, provides research and advocacy on free speech, copyright, and media democracy issues. The website contains a wide range of reports on the information commons and related issues, as well as policy reports, press releases, fact sheets, and legal briefs.

Digital Library of the Commons

The Digital Library of the Commons is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. This site contains an author-submission portal; an archive of full-text articles, papers, and dissertations; the Comprehensive Bibliography of the Commons; a Keyword Thesaurus; and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the commons.

David Bollier

A Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, co-founder and board member of Public Knowledge, a Washington policy advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the information commons, and author of three books on the commons, David Bollier further explores issues regarding the commons on his new website. A research resource, Bollier's site provides podcasts, reports, organization links and other news regarding the commons.

Conference on the Public Domain (Duke Law School)

This website contains a collection of papers from a November 2001 conference, which center on the study of the concept of the “public domain”—its importance, its history, its role in science, art, and in the building of the Internet, as well as how it is similar to and different from the idea of a commons. Topics covered include the human genome, appropriationist art (such as hip-hop), the production of scientific data, and the architecture of communications networks.

Community Solutions

The Community Solutions program, started in 2003, is a national resource for knowledge and practices on low-energy living and self-reliant communities. Community Solutions' website contains a number of reports on these topics, with a focus on small community-scale housing, transportation, and food production policies and practices.

Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University)

The Berkman Center engages in the study of a wide range of Net issues, including governance, privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, content control and electronic commerce. The Center understands the Internet as a social and political space where constraints upon inhabitants are determined not only just through the law, but, more subtly, through technical architecture ("code"). The website contains a considerable number of publications on these topics.

Alternative Law Forum

The Alternative Law Forum was started in March 2000 by a collective of lawyers with the belief that there was a need for an alternative practice of law. Their website contains a wide range of publications on issues regarding the digital commons and intellectual property issues.

Social Funds.com

SocialFunds.com features over 10,000 pages of information on SRI mutual funds, community investments, corporate research, shareowner actions, and daily social investment news.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This chapter on program-related investments, from a much longer anthology, provides a thoughtful overview of the nature of PRIs and how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in particular has used them to finance the construction of community health facilities.

Neighborhood Funders Group

The Neighborhood Funders Group is a national network of foundations and philanthropic groups that support community-based efforts that improve economic and social conditions in low-income communities. NFG maintains a number of working groups, including the PRI Makers Network.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Since 1976, NCRP has advocated for the philanthropic community to work toward social and economic justice for disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations and communities. The website contains a number of publications on these issues.

Future of Philanthropy

This website contains a number of reports on trends in the field, including different means of leveraging more effectively, such as through the use of social investment tools like PRIs.

BWB Solutions

BWB Solutions is a consulting firm that helps foundations and corporations make social investments and program-related investments in the form of loans, equity investments and recoverable grants to nonprofits or businesses committed to social change. The website contains a number of publications on these themes.

UK Worker Co-operatives Blog (Manchester, UK)

UK Worker Co-operatives is a blog by Co-operatives UK aimed at promoting and uniting co-operative enterprises. This blog for worker co-operative issues and activities in the UK was started in 2008. The blog provides resources to start a co-operative, while highlighting interesting co-ops and their projects.

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations

Based in Toronto, Canada and founded in 1986 with a mission to promote self-employment as a pathway out of poverty, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations has grown to become a leading research and policy advocacy organization in the asset building field in Canada.