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.



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 

July 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We welcome Ronnie Galvin as The Democracy Collaborative's Vice President of Engaged Practice
  • We co-hosted the the inaugural convening of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative with  the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
  • The Next System Project released a new report, authored by Research Director Thomas Hanna, on preparing a policy for public ownership rather than bailouts the next time there is a financial crisis
  • We co-produced a new documentary video with the Laura Flanders Show that provides an in-depth look at the community wealth movement underway in Preston and elsewhere in England

June 2018

This month's developments include:

  • The Democracy Collaborative convened two powerful gatherings of leaders who are working to leverage anchor institution resources to catalyze inclusive, economic development: the inaugural Anchor Collaborative Convening and the two-year old Healthcare Anchor Network’s bi-annual gathering
  • We release the latest installment in our Community Wealth Innovator series,  "Embracing an Anchor Mission: ProMedica's All-In Strategy"
  • Fifty by Fifty launched a new series on the intersections of employee ownership and environmental sustainability

May 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the expansion of Evergreen Cooperative Laundry (ECL), one of the worker-owned enterprises that is part of the Evergreen Cooperatives
  • We welcome Matthew Brown—one of the pioneering voices advancing the Preston Model in England—to The Democracy Collaborative as a Senior Fellow for the Promotion of Community Wealth Building
  • We release the latest in our CW City Series: Birmingham, Alabama 

April 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We release our annual impact report, highlighting the work we did in the last year to build community wealth and advance a more democratic economy
  • We share developments in community wealth building from Newark, NJ
  • We share President Ted Howard's remarks about the linkages between inequality, climate change, and the increasing imperative for systems change from his keynote to the Environmental Funders Network in Cambridge, England

March 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We share several new community wealth building developments, including the launch of the Owíŋža Quilters Cooperative, the first business in a social enterprise strategy to create jobs and build community wealth on the Pine Ridge Reservation
  • We announce the Anchor Collaborative Convening, which will convene anchor collaboratives from cross the country to share lessons learned and best practices
  • We share a new one-pager outlining the 8 Basic Principles of Community Wealth Building

February 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We announce the launch of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a new partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) to advance the adoption of anchor mission strategies across higher education
  • We share developments around cities promoting community wealth building in the UK and in Rochester, NY
  • We release a new infographic on the Preston Model 
  • We release a new entry in our CW City series: Tacoma, WA

January 2018

This month's developments include:

  • We share a new resource democratic ownership models that helped inform a recent policy report from the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research
  • We highlight a growing initiative around anchor institution support for community wealth building in Miami, Florida
  • We discuss developements in employee ownership across the U.S.

December 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We share our top publications from 2017 and discuss developments in community wealth building over the last year, including the launch of the Healthcare Anchor Network; innovations from Preston, England; new work from the Next System Project on energy democracy; developments in employee ownership, and more. 

November 2017

This month's developments include:

  • We discuss pathbreaking community welath building strategies emerging in Preston, England.
  • We discuss developemnts around hospitals and the role they can play in catalyzing community health
  • Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly was recently interviewed inYes! Magazine about The Democracy Collaborative’s work supporting Fifty by Fifty
  • We feature a new C-W City: Nashville, Tennessee