“You have to know what you own,” Tiffany Brown and Kate Poole tell the people who join Chordata Capital’s investor cohorts. Theirs is an approach to managing wealth that foregrounds interconnectedness and counsels refusal to look away from the manifold harm cumulative capital causes under the existing economy’s terms.
CFNE’s Executive Director talks about the 45-year-old fund’s position of strength entering the pandemic period last year as well as the evolution in focus and strategy it continues to undergo.
Rebecca Fisher-McGinty spent time in Mondragon, in Spain, in the course of studies in cooperative management. She came away with lessons in the power and priority of the worker in a community whose members are the owners of its economic institutions.
Co-founder Joseph Cureton talks about Obran’s holding-company structure, the strategic vision underlying, and some challenges encountered on the path to realizing that vision.
What exactly is the character of difference between investing in cooperative enterprises and conventional investing? Here’s an overview of the whys and wherefores.
Cooperative entrepreneurs and business investors who want their investments to fight wealth inequality face some obstacles to working together. These challenges can be overcome with understanding.
Kathy Gregg argues that the cause for worker-owned businesses in the U.S. is burdened by over-emphasis on “scalability” and under-emphasis on (right-sized) growth.
Finland stands out in Europe for the success of its cooperative sector. Why, how? Some insight can be drawn from a look at the later years of the 19th century — and, again, of the 20th.
Launched to meet the challenge of pandemic and disaster capitalism, the Main Street Phoenix Project turns acquisition, restructure and sale convention on its head — handing employees the keys and giving them the tools to stay in business as well.
“We focus on formerly incarcerated people because that’s where the barriers are.” ChiFresh Kitchen, jump-started under unlikely conditions in early 2020, has a solid business footing and a vision for growth.
Drawing on U.S. labor-movement and New-Deal-era history, Sara Horowitz urges a bottom-up approach to public policy to build cooperative-ecosystem density and “patient capitalist” perspective.
How Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, Eagle Market Streets CEO, and Kevin Jones, Faith+Finance co-founder, began collaborating to address a critical business-funding gap in their Buncombe-County home area of western North Carolina.