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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Community Development Financial Institutions

Private-sector financial institutions with community development as their primary mission.

March 14, 2022

Cliff Rosenthal on CDFIs, Co-op Development, and Democratizing Finance


Co-op advocate and Author Clifford N. Rosenthal discusses the role CDFIs play in the development of co-ops, and his book "Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement."

August 27, 2021

Acquisition-conversion: a new strategy for scaling worker ownership


Instead of cooking up co-ops from scratch, some co-op developers are buying existing firms and converting them to co-ops.