Steve Dubb is a senior editor at NPQ. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades, including twelve years at The Democracy Collaborative and three years as executive director of NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation). In his work, Steve has authored, co-authored and edited numerous reports; participated in and facilitated learning cohorts; designed community building strategies; and helped build the field of community wealth building. Steve is the lead author of Building Wealth: The Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems (Aspen 2005) and coauthor (with Rita Hodges) of The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads, published by MSU Press in 2012. In 2016, Steve curated and authored Conversations on Community Wealth Building, a collection of interviews of community builders that Steve had conducted over the previous decade.
In Chicago, three in four manufacturing firms are owned by people 55 and older. A majority of these firms lack succession plans. A new nonprofit-public sector partnership aims to change that by setting itself up as a fair broker that can help ensure Chicago’s manufacturing industry remains both in place and locally owned as current owners retire.
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated healthcare system, is investing $200 million in housing to better address some of the social determinants of health that affect the 12.2 million people it insures.
A lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general reveals that Sackler family members—leading philanthropists in the US—were very “hands-on” at family-owned Purdue Pharma, a company that has earned most of its profits through the sale of the prescription opioid OxyContin.
In Mississippi, a bill to empower the state’s rural electric co-ops to offer broadband service to underserved rural counties passes the state House of Representatives on a 115–3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the state senate.
In the last two years, a “zebra” model of tech development has gained visibility. The idea is to foster businesses that enjoy steady growth, are open to leadership by women and people of color, and which are embedded in social values.
The Trump administration considers tapping into money set aside for disaster recovery in Puerto Rico, Texas, California, and across the country as a possible source to provide “emergency” funding for constructing hundreds of miles of fencing along the US-Mexican border.
This webinar will connect you with experts whose knowledge is grounded in the field to discuss the strengths and challenges inherent in pursuing various practical community-based business ownership strategies, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and nonprofit-owned social enterprises.
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