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.



October 2010

  • Seeds of Change Examines ACORN's Rise and Fall
  • Jane Addams Biography Highlights Early Community Partnerships
  • Community Economic Development Embraces Shift in Practice
  • What Can Community Groups Do?
  • Asset-Based Community Development Provides Antidote to Consumerism
  • Social Enterprises Gain Public Sector Funding in UK and US
  • Credit Unions Weather the Recession, Add Membership and Keep Lending
  • New Orleans Emerges From Hurricane Katrina's Shadow
  • Community-Owned Businesses Step Up to Fill In Market Gaps
  • Aspen Looks at Ways to Scale Up U.S. Microenterprise
  • Survey Highlights Social Enterprise Trends
  • Harkavy Calls on Universities to Expand Role in Local Community Development
  • Interview with John Taylor
  • Community Wealth Cities: New York, New York
  • Co-op Educators Gather in Cleveland to Discuss New Co-op Development
  • Asset Building Advocates Press for Shift to ‘Save and Invest' Economy
  • US Worker Co-op Federation Holds Fourth Biennial National Conference
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Chicago News Cooperative
  • Colors
  • Connective Corridor
  • Sustainable Economies Law Center

July 2010

  • Study Documents High Social Costs of Sprawl
  • Reader Provides Comprehensive Look at Community Land Trust Movement
  • Fitzgerald Highlights Efforts To Create "Green" Future in U.S. Cities
  • Social Enterprise Guide Offers Best Practices, Tools, and Guidance
  • Communities Fight Back Against Absentee Investors
  • Brookings Calls for New Federal Approach to Revitalize Cities
  • Essays Examine Impact of Place-Based Community Development
  • Financial Insecurity Threatens African-American and Latino Seniors
  • Clean Cars Provide Green Jobs Opportunity
  • Households with Children Face Widening Asset Poverty
  • New CDC Census Highlights Industry Achievements
  • Asset-Building Legislation Gains Ground in FY 2011 Budget
  • University Endowment Speculation Hurts Local Communities
  • Obama's Budget Funds New Community Wealth Building Initiatives
  • C-W.org Interview with Melissa Hoover
  • Community Wealth Cities: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Social Enterprise Leaders Seek Policy Advances
  • Co-op Annual Meetings Address Economic Transformation
  • Green Jobs Advocates Brace for Long Struggle
  • CDC Leaders Assess State of the Movement
  • California Center for Cooperative Development
  • Center for Community Progress
  • Ecotrust
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Tipitina's Music Office Co-op

April 2010

  • Community Wealth Building Efforts Grow in Rural America
  • Shared Equity Housing Builds Wealth, Study Finds
  • Foreclosures and Recession Deepen Racial Wealth Gap
  • Predatory Lending Undermines California's Minority Communities
  • Mondragón-Steelworker Partnership Shows Promise
  • Public Transit Generates Job Creation Bang for Stimulus Buck
  • Speth Calls for Rethinking of Environmentalism
  • Rising Work Hours Pose Challenges to Families and Communities
  • Community Development Finance Helps Build Healthy Communities
  • Community Lenders Respond to Changing Bank Practices
  • Food Access Boosts Local Communities
  • C-W.org Interview with Brenda Palms Barber
  • Community Wealth Cities: Seattle, Washington
  • Community Reinvestment Conference Attendees Confront Foreclosure Crisis
  • Community Development Bankers Association
  • New Economy Working Group
  • Triple Bottom Line Collaborative
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

January 2010

  • New Book Uncovers Wide Variation in Social Enterprise Worldwide
  • Socially Responsible Investments Can Rebuild America
  • Community Food Enterprises Model Sustainable Business Practices
  • Bank of North Dakota Finances State's Way to Recovery
  • Community Schools Foster Academic and Social Uplift
  • Community Organizers Develop New Models of Civic Engagement
  • Drum Major Institute Outlines Federal Urban Policy Agenda
  • Advocates Advance the Case for Child Savings Accounts
  • Local Business Flourishes with Help of Targeted Policies
  • Social Mission Organizations Use New Tools to Evaluate Effectiveness
  • Report Examines Dynamics of Neighborhood Change
  • C-W.org Interview with Hilary Abell
  • Community Wealth Cities: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Environmental Justice Advocates Call for Inclusive Green Economy
  • Consumer, Industry, and Government Leaders Debate Financial Policy
  • TELACU (The East Los Angeles Community Union)
  • Engaged Institutions
  • Americans for Financial Reform
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

November 2009

  • Study Highlights Wealth Building Effect of Community Land Trusts
  • Social Movements for Regional Equity Gain Ground
  • Book Calls for Return to Progressive Roots
  • Detroit and Oakland Exemplify Growing Urban Agriculture Movement
  • Steelworkers and Mondragón worker co-op network announce new alliance
  • Impact Investing Seeks to Harness Capital for Social and Environmental Benefit
  • Plastic Safety Net Highlights Problems of Consumer Debt
  • Urban Institute Examines Foreclosure Impacts on Families and Communities
  • Study Calls for Social Enterprise Solutions to the Challenges of Global Poverty
  • Community Development Banks Continue to Grow, Even in Sour Economy
  • Town-Gown Relations Evolve as Colleges Take on Economic Development Role
  • "Buy Local" Leader Calls for Local Stock Exchanges to Spur Development
  • Paper Highlights Innovative Uses of Stimulus Funds
  • Community Wealth Interviews: Steven McCullough
  • Community Wealth Cities: Buffalo, New York
  • Building the Worker Co-op Movement
  • Asset Coalition Toolkit for the States
  • Ohio Employee Ownership Center
  • TimeBanks USA
  • PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) (Buffalo, NY)
  • IDA-Pays

July 2009

  • Turning the Economic Crisis into an Opportunity
  • Book Profiles Localist Movements in Global Economy
  • Social Enterprise Practitioners Develop Guide for Double-Bottom Line Ventures
  • Report Calls on Obama Administration To Put the "UD" Back in HUD
  • CDFI Develops Unique Model for Maine's Native American Community
  • Should the United States Create Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund?
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program Expands Potential for Land Banking
  • CDFI Leader Urges Arts Investment in the Wake of the Financial Crisis
  • National Survey Examines Neighborhood Stabilization Program Efforts
  • Growing Co-op Sector Now Exceeds $3 Trillion in Assets
  • Youngstown, Ohio Develops New Vision for Reclaiming Vacant Land
  • Community Wealth Interviews: Dan Kildee, Treasurer of Genesee County of Michigan since 1997, Founder and CEO of the Genesee Land Bank.
  • Community Wealth Cities: Los Angeles, California
  • Summit Aims to Extend Social Enterprise in New Directions
  • Conference Promotes Innovation in Community Development Strategy
  • Co-op Annual Meetings Address Economic and Environmental Challenges
  • Reclamation Activists Discuss Potential Remedies to Foreclosure Wave
  • CommunityCollab
  • Community Innovators Lab at MIT
  • PolicyForResults.org
  • Homeboy Industries

April 2009

  • Report Casts Lens on Enduring U.S. Racial Economic Divide
  • Book Charts Rise of the "Free Culture" Movement
  • Community Groups Seek to Bring "Green Recovery" Home
  • Asset Building Advocates Hail Community Approaches to Building Wealth
  • Social Entrepreneur Michael Shuman Takes to the Road to Promote "Buy Local"
  • Will Green Jobs Be Good Jobs?
  • Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Calls for New Federal Housing Policy
  • Can Mission-Focused Investing Achieve Scale?
  • CDFI Legislation at the State Level Hits All Time High
  • Report Surveys State Responses to Foreclosure Crisis
  • CDFI Leaders Issue Call For Public Benefit Principles to Govern Finance
  • Community Wealth Interviews: Mark Pinsky, CEO of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
  • Community Wealth Cities: Denver, Colorado
  • Labor, Environmentalists Seek Common Ground at Green Jobs Conference
  • NACEDA Conference
  • Americans for Community Development
  • Go.Coop
  • More for Mission Investing
  • Urban Land Conservancy

January 2009

  • Shared Ownership Strategies Offer Promise for Building Wealth
  • A Green Prescription for Our Economic Blues?
  • Employee-Owned Companies Respond to Economic Downturn
  • Social Franchising: Coming to a Nonprofit Near You?
  • Report Profiles Concentrated Poverty in the United States
  • Land Bank Policies Offer Opportunities for Creating Community Wealth
  • Community Banking: Bigger Isn't Always Better
  • Survey Highlights Co-op Sector's Role across the Country
  • Can Federal Economic Development Leaders Learn from State & Local Models?
  • California's Energy Efficiency Policies Lead to Economic Gains
  • Guide Demystifies Mission-Related Investment
  • Ramón León, founding Executive Director of Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
  • Community Wealth Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Community Land Trusts Aim to Expand Neighborhood Stabilization Efforts
  • Forum Fosters Common Ground among Wealth Building Advocates
  • CasePlace.org
  • Innovation@cfed
  • Stablecommunities.org
  • Northland Poster Collective

October 2008

  • Shelterforce Examines Impact of Rising "Green" Tide on Community Wealth
  • Universities Launch Coalition to Link Universities to America's Cities
  • Report Highlights Wealth Building in Smaller "Rust Belt" Cities
  • Book Outlines Vision for a "Green Collar Economy"
  • New England's Cooperative Capital Fund Attracts Social Investors
  • New America Foundation Offers Broad Menu of Asset Policy Options
  • Chronology Traces the Historical Development of Social Enterprise
  • Local Grocery Stores Grow Out of Fresh Food Financing Initiative
  • Coalition Surveys On-the-Ground Community Wealth Building Efforts
  • Guide Identifies Steps to Building a Sustainable Food Movement
  • Goodwin College Promotes Community Revitalization in East Hartford
  • Keeping Up to Speed: Action Needed to Boost Broadband Infrastructure
  • C-W Interview: Rodney North of Equal Exchange
  • C-W Cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Conference Reports: Asset Learning Conference Participants Seek To Build Wealth in Hard Times
  • Cooperative Development Institute
  • Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives
  • Transportation For America
  • Weavers Way Co-op

July 2008

  • City support for community land trusts grows
  • The challenge of "philanthrocapitalism"
  • Will the rust belt rise again?
  • Philadelphia-based nonprofit starts for-profit pharmacy
  • Aspen Institute releases set of nonprofit policy recommendations
  • New framework aims to guide community development
  • Community investment gains institutional investor support
  • Regional economic development program shows success
  • Philanthropic and nonprofit leaders debate social enterprise
  • Report proposes public-social enterprise partnership to meet social needs
  • John Logue is Founder and Executive Director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center
  • Community Wealth Cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Co-op America conference explores growing green economy
  • Brookings Institution issues policy call to a "metro nation"
  • US worker co-op federation hold third biennial national conference
  • Equal Exchange
  • Genesee County Land Bank Authority
  • King Arthur Flour
  • State of Louisiana, Office of Social Entrepreneurship