Race & Equity

The Ghana Susu: Reimagining Financial Development

Focused on local economies, the centuries-old system liberates communities from foreign, ‘expert-led’ development and the trap of dependence.   In the wake of global anti-racism movements and a growing awareness of the problematic dynamics of colonial knowledge-making in international development, governments, academics...

Why Social Coops Offer Potential Transformation of Care & More

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first session of the Social Cooperative Academy. The Academy will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 1st to June 19 and...

Cities Facing Climate Emergencies Need All Hands on Deck

Most people, in thinking about the most dramatic impacts of climate change, imagine the damage that will be wrought on rural and coastal areas. In drought-stricken regions susceptible to crop failure, and in riverside communities prone to flooding, the...

Community Empowerment thru Self-Mastery

What is the relationship between community and self? What is the place of personal development in the work of addressing local issues and cultivating stronger local relationships? How can we hold space for conflict and for many generations in...

Tim Vogt: Placekeeping & Holding the Long Story

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  For this week's episode we partner with April Doner and the Abundant Community to speak with Tim Vogt about an article...

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 wisdom of Indigenous cultures rooted in non-capitalist social and economic forms that center life and nature. This panel discussion hosted...

Understanding Community-Led Approaches to Community Change

Fear is one of the biggest barriers that prevents changemakers from applying authentic community engagement practices. In this paper published through the Tamarack Institute, Lisa Attygalle explores the role of fear in the engagement process and provides practical strategies...

Toolshare: NEC’s Solidarity Funding Library

On March 6, the New Economy Coalition (NEC), a membership-based network representing the solidarity economy movement in the US, launched a robust, open-source funding library to support the work of those working to create "more cooperative, transparent, and reparative...

When It Comes to Cultivating Connectedness and Social Innovation, Aim For Discoverables, Not Deliverables

John McKnight said, “A competent community creates space for what is unknowable about life.” Too often, however, philanthropists and funding opportunities emphasize a desire for outcomes that produce neat, tidy, and predictable deliverables but waste opportunities to learn about...

In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and foster healing. I learned early on that the words “family” and “parent” invisibly imply white. I saw no mothers who looked like...

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The Story of the Clouds and the Forests

There’s a story one often hears in conversations about systemic transformation that goes like this… We are headed in the...