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Consulting Services

We work closely with community foundations and other place-based funders, local governments and anchor institutions to develop effective on-the-ground strategies for Community Wealth Building. These engagements range from initial exploratory conversations to the development of in-depth analyses and long-term initiatives.  

  • Our Community Wealth Building Roundtables help bring key stakeholders together for transformative conversations on how best to leverage exisiting assets and insitutions in place-based stratgies for tackling key challenges around poverty, disinvestment, and unemployment. 
  • Our Community Wealth Building Learning/Action Labs are year-long education and advisory programs that connect leaders from low-income communities with best practices and leading experts in equitable, community-focused economic development.
  • Our strategic assessments and feasability studies have helped communities across the country map out the possibilites for high-impact community wealth building initiatives.
  • Our analysis helps anchor institutions make smart decisions about maximizing the way their activities benefit local communities.

If you'd like more information about what the Collaborative can offer, please contact Community Development Associate Jessica Bonanno at jbonanno@democracycollaborative.org.

Speaking engagements

Our leadership and experts present regularly on community wealth building across the country – from universities including Harvard, MIT, Yale and the University of California to national community and economic development conferences ranging from the Clinton Global Initiative-America to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and gatherings organized by regional Federal Reserve Banks. Get in touch with our communications coordinator, John Duda, at jduda@democracycollaborative.org if you're interested in exploring a speaking engagement with someone from the Collaborative.