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Leveraging the cooperative advantage for women’s empowerment and gender equality

The International Labour Organization’s Co-operative Branch and the World of Work Series have put out two new briefs  on Gender Equality and Domestic Workers. Leveraging the cooperative advantage for women’s empowerment and gender equality.   To read more about how cooperative … Continue reading

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BALLE is coming to Phoenix next summer!

What is BALLE?  Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.  Not your run of the mill business alliance, their mission is localism and they are strong advocates of a new economy- one that supports healthy local ecosystems moving communities forward by … Continue reading

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What can your organization do to advocate for/support voter’s rights?

Just because the IRS prohibits partisan political activity for 501(c)(3) organizations doesn’t mean it is irrelevant for political mobilization.  Quite the opposite! Bolder Advocacy has some great resources to understand how your organization can promote voter education/social advocacy before the … Continue reading

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Cooperatives and Sustainable Development

CICOPA, the International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives, has recently published the results of the study “Cooperatives as builders of sustainable development”. The research highlights how worker, social and artisans’ co-operatives are contributing to sustainable development understood as an … Continue reading

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The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System are soliciting papers related to Economic Mobility

The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System welcome your interest in submitting a paper for the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference which will take place in Washington, D.C., April 2-3, 2015. Over the years … Continue reading

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Tired of a stalled Congress? Participate in national voter registration day and help tip the political equation toward more social action!

National voter registration day is Tuesday, September 23rd .  Help improve Arizona’s voter turnout record (AZ currently ranks 45th nation wide for voter turnout according to The Arizona We Want 2.0) To become a partner of National Voter Registration Day … Continue reading

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Looking for grant support for your community development/social change project? Check out these upcoming opportunities

The Ben &Jerry’s Foundation’s Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program is now accepting letters of inquiry  for its annual competitive grants.  Not-for-profit grassroots community organizations working to bring about progressive social change can obtain up to $20,000 to support goals … Continue reading

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Calling all urban creatives in the Greater Phoenix Area!

Roosevelt Row CDC is looking for wonderful artists to join the First Friday A.R.T.S. Market. If you make handmade gifts and artwork or have a creative idea, consider joining them at the open-air market in Roosevelt Row. The A.R.T.S. Market Lot provides … Continue reading

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Calling all Aspiring Co-op Developers! Apply Now

WAGES is inviting applicants for The Co-op Readiness Institute, a two-day training event in Oakland, California September 29th & 30th that will equip participants with tools to assess their readiness to start a worker co-op and a plan to take … Continue reading

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Can worker cooperatives help lift families out of poverty?

Listen to the following interview with Maria Arroyo, Chair of New York City Council’s Community Development Committee holding hearings on this subject.

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