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A Winter Solstice Celebration for 2023 with Manda Scott and Nathalie Nahai

What is emerging in the collective heart of the world right now?  How are we stepping out of the old and into the new?  In what ways might despair and joy co-exist inside of us our current reality? In this...

Toolshare for Neighborhood Economics: Shopping & Business Directory

I would like to invite you along for a journey I've taken toward developing a tool I'm quite excited about for cultivating "community, economy, and mutual delight" (as coined years ago by community practitioners in and around Broadway United...

Cooperative Ways to Weather the Silver Tsunami

As baby boomer business owners retire, their employees are taking ownership of their own futures.   Sierra Allen, 21-year-old barista, had just ended their shift at Baltimore’s Common Ground Cafe on July 2, 2023, when a co-worker texted them the shocking...

The Response: Resist & Build with Emily Kawano, Matthew Slaats and Edget Betru

The Response is a podcast produced by Shareable exploring how communities respond to disaster — from hurricanes to wildfires to reactionary politics and more. This episode features organizers stewarding the "Resist and Build" coalition and gatherings in the United...

How to Map Assets & Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures

Harnessed fully, there are more talents and resources within any small group of passionate citizens than are actually needed to manifest deep social change. It is just a matter of how willing we are to step back and see...

Rethinking Thanksgiving: a Toolkit

As we begin to collectively acknowledge the harmful absence of indigenous perspectives in mainstream culture, we find ourselves at crossroads during celebrations and customs that have long served to hide indigenous realities. This toolkit, lifted up recently by People's...

Dancing with Shiva

Most of us have been raised in a world and within organizations that follow a "top down" culture. This can stifle creativity, individual agency, and collective intelligence and cohesion. What if we used structures for gathering that release us...

What Thriving Communities Look Like With The Indigenous Environmental Network

The perspectives of Indigenous people are rarely included in mainstream conversations about sustainability, climate change, or community health, Jennifer Falcon of the Indigenous Environmental Network (EIN) explains in this powerful interview with Keenan Rhodes in the Climate Justice Alliance's...

100MLives: Trusting Communities to Author their Solutions

From its start in 2014 to its completion in 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) global movement fundamentally transformed the way the world thinks and acts about health, well-being, and equity. Grounded in trust, and interconnected in partnership...

“Nuestra Casa” – from Connection to Community Center

Sometimes, building community can be as straightforward as bringing neighbors together to define a dream they hold in common. Check out this story created by Great Lakes Urban in partnership with UnoDuece Media about how in the Westcore neighborhood in...

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Drawing from Indigenous Wisdom: Centering Life in Society & Economy

Building a "next system" to supplant the current systemic drivers of our economic and political crises should include the...