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 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We release two new reports: Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions and Mission-led Employee-owned Firms: The Best of the Best. 
  • We highlight the work of The Democracy Collaborative in the May 2019 special issue of In These Times magazine, “Getting to Zero,” which features an article on the need for democratic public control of electric utilities
  • We share the latest installment from our Elements of the Democratic Economy series and a resource on scaling worker cooperatives
  • We welcome Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, to The Democracy Collaborative’s Board of Trustees

April 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We release two new reports: Building Resiliency through Green Infrastructure: A Community Wealth Building Approach and Right To Own: A Policy Framework to Catalyze Worker Ownership Transitions
  • We discuss the growing  transatlantic exchange of bold proposals and ideas around building a democratic economy
  • We share a new video about community wealth building and employee ownership

March 2019

The month's developments include: 

  • We release a new report, Energy Democracy: taking back power. Authored by Research Associate Johanna Bozuwa, the report examines both the benefits and challenges of publicly owned energy utilities and the steps needed to bring about energy democracy
  • We share about developments in community wealth building from Preston, England
  • We highlight the work of the Healthcare Anchor Network, and an upcoming symposium on the social determinants of health 

February 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We share the latest edition of the Metropolitan Universities Journal, published by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and guest edited by The Democracy Collaborative’s Manager of Higher Education Emily Sladek, focused on the Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions.
  • Research Intern Marie Therese Kane authored a blog post on the opportunity to connect student fossil fuel divestment campaigns to community investment strategies
  • We release a new entry in the "Elements of the Democratic Economy" series on Worker Cooperatives, and a new policy proposal for the creation of a Community Ownership of Power Administration

January 2019

This month's developments include:

  • We share developments related to employee and community ownership, including an op-ed from Executive Vice President Marjorie Kelly in Fast Company, an article on the role of regional cooperative bankds from Research Fellow and Founder of the Real Economy Lab Jules Peck, and developments from our work with anchor institutions 
  • We release a new installment of our CW City series: San Diego, California

December 2018

This month's developments include:

November 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We release the latest publication in our Community Wealth Innovators Series, An Indigenous Approach to Community Wealth Buildingauthored by Stephanie Gutierrez, co-founder of Hope Nation LLC.
  • We celebrate the launch of the Fund for Employee Ownership, a groundbreaking new investment strategy launched by the Evergreen Cooperative Corporation to expand the reach of employee ownership throughout Cleveland and Northeast Ohio 
  • The Next System Project recently released a new paper on the Community Reinvestment Act, providing a historical analysis of the legislation and a framework for a next system of community reinvestment.

October 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We share developments from The World Transformed (TWT) in Liverpool, England and share some of The Democracy Collaborative's writing on the Labour Party's bold agenda around democratic ownership
  • We highlight our Elements of the Democratic Economy series and our Anchor Collaborative Webinar series

September 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We release a new report Community Control of Land & Housing,  as well as a new series, "Elements of the Democratic Economy"
  • The Next System Project published a new report Taking Climate Action to the Next Level, which outlines a bold climate agenda including quantitative easing for the planet, public ownership for energy democracy, and anchor strategies for the energy transition.
  • We celebrate the passage of the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, the first law in support of expanding employee ownership to pass Congress since 1997. 

August 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We highlight the latest issue of Renewal which features the growing transatlantic dialouge on community wealth building
  • We share recent developments around further building a transatlantic learning and action network between our organization and like-minded colleagues in Europe, and recent press pieces highlighting some of this work 
  • We share a report back from our Anchor Collaborative Convening