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.



July 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new guide for asset managers and impact investors interested in employee ownership transitions
  • We publish a joint report with the People’s Policy Project and the Next System Project about how a federal takeover can start to meaningfully address the climate emergency and remove fossil fuel interests from the political equation. 
  • We share video content from our Community Wealth Building Summit, and a revised definition of Community Wealth Building 

June 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We share Owning Our Future After COVID-19, a five-point plan that outlines how we believe our work can help lay the groundwork for a more democratic, sustainable, and reparative economy.
  • We release a new joint report by The Democracy Collaborative and the UK-based think tank Common Wealth on new approaches to ownership and control of the digital infrastructure that underpins the 21st-century economy. 
  • The Next System Project launched a new and ongoing symposium on proposals for systemic interventions to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. 

May 2020

This month's developments include:

  • The Next System Project recently released a new report, co-authored with Oil Change International, The Case for Public Ownership of the Fossil Fuel Industry.
  • Executive Vice President Marjorie Kelly and Research Director Thomas Hanna recently proposed the creation of Local Economy Preservation Funds in an op-ed for Next City
  • We share a new book from the Transnational Institute, co-published by The Democracy Collaborative and numerous other international partners, chronicling the global advance of municipalization

April 2020

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new white paper, jointly authored with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES): Owning the Future: After Covid-19, a new era of community wealth building
  • We share our recent work to address the COVID-19 crisis, including joining the campaign to push for a Green Stimulus 
  • We hosted an online roundtable about history of nationalization in the US, the demands currently on the table, and what we need to know in order to make sure nationalization is used to move us in the direction of a more democratic economy

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”