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Resources for Practicing the King's Economy

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LAUNCH Chattanooga

LAUNCH Chattanooga

In addition to equipping underserved entrepreneurs in Chattanooga, LAUNCH helps other cities across the country create similar programs. They’re working to establish LAUNCH in 20 cities by 2020.

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Kiva

Kiva

The easiest way to get started with impact investing is to contribute to a loan on Kiva for as little as $25.

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Democracy Collaborative

Democracy Collaborative

This group provides countless articles, research, and how-to guides for all sorts of community wealth strategies, including IDAs, ESOPs, and worker-owner cooperatives.

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Criterion Institute

The Criterion Institute

Started by Joy Anderson, a social entrepreneur with long-term expertise in impact investing, Criterion is a think tank that seeks to use finance as a tool for social change.

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The Christian Community Development Association

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored.

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The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center’s mission is to equip churches to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty. They offer tools to help you discover a better way to love the poor, equip you to serve effectively, and gain the skills and courage you need to start helping.

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Making Mondragon

Making Mondragon

By William Foote Whyte

Making Mondragón is a groundbreaking look at the history of worker ownership in the Spanish cooperative. First published in 1988, it remains the best source for those looking to glean a rich body of ideas for potential adaptation and implementation elsewhere from Mondragón’s long and varied experience.

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Collective Courage

Collective Courage

By Jessica Gordon Nembhard

In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.

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Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Enterprise Alliance

There are sixteen local Social Enterprise Alliance chapters across the country and many resources on launching and leading a social enterprise.

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REDF

REDF

REDF is a historic leader in the field of social enterprise. Their work focuses on social enterprises related to job creation. Register on their website to access cutting-edge tools for coming up with, testing, and launching new social enterprise ideas.

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