Remaking the Economy: Building a More Democratic Economy

Nonprofits are often formed to address problems that have deep economic roots. If the economic and social structure as a whole is decaying, the problems being addressed by nonprofits filling this gap may only worsen. But there are ways to affect the economy, on local and national levels—ways to stop what may appear to be inexorable trends towards greater inequality. To help you explore the practical range of options your organizations can consider, NPQ has created a series on building a more democratic economy. Please take a look through this in depth series of 90-minute webinars below as we probe the different facets of this question with experts whose knowledge is grounded in the field.

1. Remaking the Economy: A Guide to Nonprofit Roles and Tools

This webinar will explore:
  • What core principles can guide efforts to build a more democratic economy
  • What role nonprofits can play in addressing income and wealth inequality
  • How nonprofits can actively work to decolonize wealth by addressing intersecting forms of hierarchy and inequality
  • What it means to take an “ecosystem approach” to building alternative structures and institutions
  • What points of leverage can enable nonprofits and movement leaders to change systems and foster viable alternatives

2. Remaking the Economy: Who Will Own the Land?

This webinar explores:
  • What are core principles that can guide nonprofits in their approaches to the ownership and stewardship of land?
  • How do key tools that promote democratic ownership of land, such as community land trusts and land cooperatives, work?
  • What is required to decolonize wealth and ownership of the land?
  • What are points of leverage available to nonprofits and movement leaders?
  • What is the ecosystem that helps nonprofit land strategies to succeed?
  • What shifts in thinking, practice, and culture are required?

3. Remaking the Economy: Who Will Profit?

This webinar will explore:
  • What core principles can guide efforts to build a more democratic economy
  • What role nonprofits can play in addressing income and wealth inequality
  • How nonprofits can actively work to decolonize wealth by addressing intersecting forms of hierarchy and inequality
  • What it means to take an “ecosystem approach” to building alternative structures and institutions
  • What points of leverage can enable nonprofits and movement leaders to change systems and foster viable alternatives

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