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March 19, 2020
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Protect the vulnerable, advance the democratic economy: Our statement on the COVID-19 crisis

We are in a period of breakdown, in which all that is wrong with the current system is now being laid bare. Rather than rebuild what we now clearly see should never have been, we must lead the construction out of this crisis of something new.

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March 18, 2020
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HAN Public Comments on Fair Housing Act Proposed Changes

The Healthcare Anchor Network submitted public comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), expressing our opposition to HUD’s proposed changes to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.

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March 17, 2020
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Online press briefing: Vaccines—The COVID-19 Case for Public Pharmaceutical Research and Development

Leading experts believe that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure widespread access to safe and effective vaccines that are developed with taxpayer money. In this virtual press briefing, hear why the U.S. government should develop and manufacture vaccines and other essential medicines so that we get the medicines we need, when we need them and at prices we can afford.

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March 2, 2020
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Events Manager

The Events Manager will support and collaborate with four highly dynamic program teams at The Democracy Collaborative which strive to activate anchor institutions to leverage their substantial place-based assets to build community wealth and a democratic economy. The person in this role will plan

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February 20, 2020
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Evergreen’s Fund for Employee Ownership acquires its first company, setting Cleveland-based Berry Insulation on a path to being owned by its workers

A practical demonstration of a new model accelerating business conversions to employee ownership.

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February 17, 2020
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Supporting energy democracy through a Green New Deal

Five policy proposals to tackle an extractive economy.

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February 17, 2020
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Ownership Futures: Towards democratic public ownership in the 21st century

The Democracy Collaborative and Common Wealth is undertaking a 2020 project to explore the frontiers of public ownership in the 21st century, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, data and platforms, intellectual property, and land and natural resources.

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February 10, 2020
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Operations Coordinator (Washington, DC)

The Operations Coordinator serves as a conduit to TDC’s Cleveland-based operations division, helping to coordinate functions related to the organization’s administrative, human and financial resources.

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November 12, 2019
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The Democracy Collaborative and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union announce the signing of the organization’s first staff contract

The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70 (NPEU), are excited to jointly announce the signing of the organization’s first collective bargaining agreement.

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November 11, 2019
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With Great Sadness, The Democracy Collaborate Mourns the Passing of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman & CEO Kaiser Permanente

The staff at The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) and the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Words can’t express how much Bernard’s passing impacts all who were fortunate to have met and

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Videos

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Reinvent the Economy: Gus Speth joins Dave Gardner's podcast

Democracy Collaborative Distinguished Fellow and Next System Project co-chair Gus Speth speaks on Conversation Earth with Dave Gardner to discuss the past, present, and future of climate change and the detrimental growth of the economy: “We need to get beyond this consumerism, to get beyond our
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May 2, 2014
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Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls

This webinar, organized by the Association for Community Health Improvement and the American Hospital Association, outlined opportunities for hospitals to promote health through economic development and community investment. The discussion used the findings of The Anchor Dashboard as a starting
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June 19, 2013
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Ted Howard speaks at the St. Louis Federal Reserve

In a four-city event on “Community Development in Times of Austerity,” hosted by the St. Louis Federal Reserve and broadcast nationally via streaming video, The Democracy Collaborative’s executive Director Ted Howard presented the community wealth building model as the new paradigm of sustainable
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Democracy Collaborative Newsletter Archive

Our monthly updates on community wealth building and the democratic economy. read more
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About The Democracy Collaborative

The Democracy Collaborative is a research and development lab for the democratic economy. read more
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Consulting

Consulting and Advisory Services

We offer a variety of services to community stakeholders—local governments, community foundations, grassroots organizations, anchor institutions and collaboratives—interested in advancing a democratic economy, from initial grounding workshops and facilitated convenings to long-term place-based engagements and cohort network building. To start a conversation about whether we can help you advance your work to build community wealth, email us at consulting@democracycollaborative.org. read more
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Next Generation Enterprise and Systemic Design

We need to envision and create an entirely new concept of the company—a just and democratic firm—designed for a new mandate: to serve broad well-being and the public good. read more
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Open Positions at the Democracy Collaborative

The following positions are currently open at the Democracy Collaborative: read more
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Climate justice and energy democracy

Our emphasis is where climate and energy meet structural issues of ownership, control, and finance, underscoring the connection between a just transition and a democratic economy. read more
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Catalyzing a movement to build community wealth

We have successfully advanced, defended, and normalized the notion that local economic policy should directly create and support economic institutions that deliver democratic outcomes. read more
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Racial Equity and the Democratic Economy

Building a truly democratic economy means having the courage to collectively center and confront the effects of historical and ongoing racism in the way today’s economy is built. read more
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Community Wealth Innovators

Working with leading practitioners in the field to document the inspiring new models and critical lessons learned in on-the-ground efforts to build more inclusive and equitable local economies. read more
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Leveraging Anchor Institutions

We are creating a national movement of anchor institutions—place-based nonprofits like universities and hospitals—working together to build community wealth. read more