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.



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

April 2008

  • Creating Community Change Step by Step
  • Can Transit Oriented Development Stem Global Warming?
  • Social Enterprise History Aims To Guide Others
  • Homeboy Industries builds growing web of social enterprises
  • Universities, community leaders collaborate to rebuild New Orleans' 9th ward
  • Shared equity housing gains prominence
  • Heron Foundation's "mission-related investment" brings positive returns
  • Vancouver, Canada uses real estate revenue to finance transit expansion
  • Subprime loans: symptom of America's two-tiered society?
  • Wharton Business School quantifies value of urban greening
  • Eric Weaver, Founder and Executive Director of Lenders for Community Development
  • Community Wealth Cities: Washington, DC
  • Smart Growth Advocates Seek Shift in Federal Policy
  • Fed Conference Explores Challenges of Rebuilding Older Communities
  • National CDC Association Holds Second Annual Summit
  • Green For All
  • Minnesota Diversified Industries
  • Phoenix Project

January 2008

  • Policy Support for Social Enterprise
  • Community-Campus Partnerships
  • Supporting Sustainable Community Development
  • Universities Take On Increased Local Economic Development Role
  • Pittsburgh Medical Center Commits to Funding Local Scholarships
  • Rhode Island Social Enterprise Enjoys Rapid Growth
  • State Legislatures Support Community Development Finance
  • Brookings Report Highlights Growing Importance of Metro Regions
  • Federal Reserve Paper Makes Case for Economically Targeted Investments
  • Community Wealth Cities: Detroit, Michigan
  • CDFI Leaders Gather to Build for Next Stage of Community Finance
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Center for Community-Based Enterprise
  • Low Income Investment Fund
  • Team Works

October 2007

  • The University & Urban Revival
  • Asset Policy Advocacy Group Releases Annual State Scorecard
  • Burlington, Vermont Rolls Out Publicly Owned Broadband System
  • State Pension Fund Economically Targeted Investments (ETIs) Come of Age
  • Will Community Land Trusts Join the Mainstream?
  • Foundations Pledge $100 Million for Detroit “New Economy” Initiative
  • City of San Jose Invests in Local Business
  • Nonprofit-Owned St. Petersburg Times Eyed as Media Model
  • CEOs for Cities Highlights Role of Anchor Institutions in Urban Development
  • Foundation Highlights Growth of University “Engagement” Movement
  • Tony Brown, President/CEO, Uptown Consortium, Cincinnati, OH
  • National Vacant Properties Coalition Conference Sets Attendance Record
  • diversitydata.org
  • inclusivehousing.info
  • PolicyLink
  • University Park Alliance

July 2007

  • Study Reveals 17 Million American Households in 2005 Spent Half Their Income on Housing
  • Asset Building Comes of Age
  • Confronting Race & Building Equity in Cleveland
  • Community-University Partnerships Anchor Wealth Building in Worcester, MA
  • Social Enterprise Study Sparks Debate
  • ESOPs Featured as Wealth Building Strategy at National Policy Conference
  • New America Unveils 2007 Asset Policy Agenda
  • Report Offers Vision of a Community-Based Economy
  • Brookings Study Highlights the “High Cost of Being Poor”
  • C-W.org Interviews with Community Wealth Builders
  • Community Wealth-Building Cities: Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Co-op Association Sets Path For Creation of National Co-op Equity Fund
  • Co-op Bank Highlights Purchasing Co-op Struggle against “Big Box” Stores
  • Pennsylvania Roundtable on Building Community Wealth
  • City First Enterprises (Washington, DC)
  • Homeward Bound (San Rafael, CA)
  • National Alliance of Community Economic 
    Development Associations
  • Social Venture Network
  • Uptown Consortium

April 2007

  • Capitalism 3.0: Outlining a New Vision to Restructure Our Economy for Nature, Equity & Community
  • Study Reveals Two-Tier, Race-Based Lending Economy in the United States
  • Neighborhood Funders Group Confronts “Elephants in the Room”
  • California Asset-Building Bill Runs Into Immigration Politics Roadblock
  • Social Enterprise Movement Matures
  • Virginia Small-Town Mayor Proposes $30-million Biomass Energy Investment
  • New Report Examines Role of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
  • Annual Asset-Building Policy Report
  • Proposals for a New Social Enterprise Legal Structure
  • C-W.org Interviews with Community Wealth Builders
  • NACEDA....a voice for community economic development:
    New Community Development Group Holds Inaugural Summit
  • Community Reinvestment Coalition Takes Aim at Predatory Lending
  • Pennsylvania Roundtable on Building Community Wealth
  • BerkShares, Inc
  • Community Investment Network
  • Corporation 20/20
  • First Homes
  • Fare Start

January 2007

  • Law Journal Paper Proposes Giving Citizens an Equity Stake in Businesses That Receive Government Subsidies
  • Retaining Community Wealth in a ‘Big Box' Economy
  • Facing the Challenges of Socially Responsible Business
  • Guide Supports Worker Co-op Formation and Expansion
  • Minimum Wage Debate Illustrates Shift in Power to State Governments
  • California Approves Split-Tax Refunds to Encourage Savings
  • Report Documents Growing Payday Lending Debt Trap
  • Community Development Venture Capital Yields Results
  • San Francisco Community Works to Develop Broad Community Wealth Initiative
  • Interview with Ron Phillips on Community Wealth Building Trends
  • Fed Chair Bernacke Addresses Community Development Finance conference
  • Cleveland Roundtable on Building Community Wealth
  • Colors
  • Grameen Family of Enterprises
  • National Community Land Trust Network
  • Poverty & Race Research Action Council

September 2006

  • National Survey Finds CDC Housing Production Tops 1 Million Mark
  • Valuing the Wealth of Neighborhoods
  • Rebuilding Economies through Local Ownership
  • City of Portland, Oregon Invests in “Green” Building
  • Study Documents High Cost of Predatory Lending
  • San Diego Uses Community Ownership Model to Spur Development
  • Building Savings through Payroll Deductions
  • Group Aims to Launch Community Development Guarantee Company in 2007
  • Hundreds Gather to Promote Employee Ownership
  • Forum Identifies Rural Community Development Policy Priorities
  • Community Energy Cooperative
  • Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University
  • Native American Bank
  • Cooperative Home Care Associates