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North American Social Solidarity Economy Forum

April 8th, 2016 to April 10th, 2016
Detroit, Michigan

RIPESS-NA (Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy-N. America) initiated the process of organizing this forum. RIPESS-NA members include these national networks: the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN), the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET) and the Chantier de l’économie Sociale in Quebec. Read more about North American Social Solidarity Economy Forum...

Healthcare Small Business Gap Analysis

Healthcare Small Business Gap Analysis

On behalf of the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), The Democracy Collaborative and local partner, DMM & Associates, conducted a three-month assessment of the procurement practices and supply chain needs of New Orleans healthcare institutions and the capacity of small, local businesses to fulfill those needs.

These Cities Built Cheap, Fast, Community-Owned Broadband. Here's What Net Neutrality Means For Them—and All of Us

Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna
Yes! Magazine

Publicly owned broadband lets local communities from Iowa to Louisiana control a vital economic resource—rather than leaving it in the hands of a few monopolistic corporations. The outcome of this week's FCC vote could either help or hinder the path forward.

Scaling Up the Cooperative Movement

How can we scale up the cooperative movement without losing our cooperative values?

This is the introduction to the e-book "Scaling Up the Cooperative Movement" published in partnership with the Grassroots Economic Organizing. The Democracy Collaborative's senior research associate Thomas Hanna is a contributing editor of the e-book and the author of this introduction. The e-book is available for free here. Read more about Scaling Up the Cooperative Movement...