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.


"Another World is Possible" - a new article from Democracy Collaborative Principal Gar Alperovitz

Winter 2005

  • War on Poverty: Unfinished business
  • Evaluating Community-University Partnerships
  • After the flood: Rebuilding New Orleans
  • Community Development Corporation Trade Association Looks to the Future
  • Foundations Fall Short in Support of Community Development
  • Santa Cruz, Calif. Deposits Funds Locally to Spur Local Development
  • CalPERS inner city investments pay off
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Turns 25
  • Urban loan plan advances in Milwaukee
  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Wal-Mart Watch
  • Partnership for Community Development, Colgate University
  • The Energy Cooperative (Philadelphia)

September 2005

  • Interview on Community Wealth Building
  • Fastener Industries Celebrates 25 Years
  • Examining Community Engagement's Roots
  • New York City Council approves health care benefits bill
  • Report from Aspen Institute questions foundations' investment strategy
  • An Employee-Owned Community Development Bank
  • Eastern Worker Co-op Conference Highlights Growth
  • Car Repair as Social Enterprise Strategy
  • Tax Refunds Help Low-Income Households Build Savings
  • Apollo Alliance
  • Lenders for Community Development
  • Asset Policy Initiative of California
  • Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

August 2005

  • When Corporations Undermine Community Wealth
  • Beyond the Classroom: the Economic Power of Universities
  • How Social Investment Builds a True Ownership Society
  • States Surpass Feds on Minimum Wage
  • First US College Dedicates Fund Exclusively to 
    Community Investment
  • The New Battle Over Who Will Own Broadband
  • French Fund Commits 600 Million Euros to Socially 
    Responsible Investment
  • National Vacant Properties Campaign
  • OurBiz
  • Coastal Enterprise
  • The Beyster Institute
  • The Calvert Foundation

July 2005

  • When Employees Have Equity Attitude
  • A University Helps to Rebuild a Neighborhood
  • Prosperity Campaign
  • ISPs Attempt to Stop Public Broadband
  • Getting a “Bang for the Buck"
  • George Soros Challenges the City of Baltimore
  • LISC Stakes New Ground in Charter Schools
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund
  • Ashoka
  • U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

June 2005

  • Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems
  • “The New Heroes”
  • E-Posters
  • A Real Ownership Society | by Gar Alperovitz
  • No Way to Run a Soccer Team | by Thad Williamson
  • Universities as Economic Engines
  • Bread and Butter Issues on the Ballot | By Hans Johnson
  • Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.
  • The National Center for Employee Ownership
  • The Institute on Assets and Social Policy
  • The MBD community development corporation