Raising Children

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...

How to Share: 350+ Guides to Help your Community Thrive

When we tap into the sharing power of our communities, we reclaim our own agency while opening our lives up to the joy and deep sustenance of mutually supportive relationships. And as we navigate the unpredictability of the economic...

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...

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...

Leaders as Conveners: Lessons from Peter Block

“Convening is about creating a place and an invitation for people to show up and take responsibility for the well-being of the whole.” – Peter Block   This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Português (Portuguese)   The WKKF Global Fellows Network recently gathered for a virtual conversation with Peter...

Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Reducing Polarization at the Neighborhood Level

This reflection draws from the collective insights of approximately 60 members of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, who come from all walks of life and hail from diverse backgrounds. Their focus on local level initiatives and activities have provided...

Community Ownership in Practice

This recent discussion, hosted by Shareable, Resist & Build’s SE Narrative Circle, the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, and the New Economy Coalition, offers inspiring examples of what community-ownership can look like in practice in our communities.   Imaginal Cells of the...

17 Neighborhood Activities That Lead to Building a Neighborhood Culture

The Stewards of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute indicated that the development of a neighborhood culture is the new frontier for asset-based community-driven work. The following list is a result of their understanding of culture building activities that reach...

Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Kheprw Story

"Growing community is like growing food. It's a lot of work. You gotta till the soil. You gotta plant the seeds. You gotta have the right weather conditions. Community is just like that. You start with what you have...

Weaving Global Governance from Below: Neighbourocracy and Children’s Parliaments in India

Originally published on Sociocracy for All, this fascinating case study illustrates the capacity of children to act as effective, engaged decision-makers within their communities as well as the power of the governing tool sociocracy when employed at a neighborhood level.      The Dream,...

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Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first...