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Becoming Employee Owned: A Small Business Toolkit for Transitioning to Employee Ownership

Year: 
2018

Transitioning your small business to employee ownership can have positive impacts on employee engagement, productivity, and retention; anchor a lasting legacy for your efforts building the business; and offer a financially rewarding exit path that can be supported by experienced professional assistance.

Legacy Business: Our opportunity to build wealth, economy, and culture

Year: 
2017
Together with Citi Community Development, Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) is collaborating with National Urban League and key local leaders to enable more people to share in business assets in their communities– not through creating new businesses, but through leveraging and preserving assets already invested in communities, specifically by promoting shared ownership of existing businesses. 
 

Raising Our Future Together: How Cooperatives Can Create Better, More Affordable Child Care in NYC

Author(s): 
Anh-Thu Nguyen, Tim Palmer, Osman Ahmed
Year: 
2017

The development of worker cooperative child care providers, from centers to in-home providers to nannies, should be included as part of a long-term strategy to address affordable childcare in New York City. This report, co-authored by DAWI and FPWA, spells out key recommendations that the Mayor’s office and City Council could implement to increase access to child care while increasing the quality of child care jobs.

2017 Workers to Owners Impact Report

Author(s): 
Democracy at Work Institute
Year: 
2017
The Workers to Owners 2017 Annual Impact Report, produced by the Democracy at Work Institute, introduces the Workers to Owners Collaborative catalyzing a wave of business conversions to employee ownership at a moment of generational opportunity.  Led by a core practitioners group and convening the business, cooperative, community development, finance, and nonprofit sectors, the Collaborative advances worker cooperative conversions as a strategy for good jobs and equitable economic development. 
 

Worker Cooperatives in the U.S. : 2015 State of the Sector

Year: 
2017

The latest State of the Sector report by the Democracy at Work Institute and U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives covers research on worker-owned enterprises through 2015. Three years into surveying worker cooperatives on a national scale, we are positioned to analyze stability and change—demographically, and in terms of business performance, wages, and benefits.

Download the report here

Ecosystem Assessment Tool

Author(s): 
Democracy at Work Institute
Year: 
2017

The Ecosystem Assessment Tool helps you analyze the ecosystem elements in your community by ranking existing relationships, current infrastructure, prevailing culture, and available resources. By assigning a score for each element, this Tool will then generate a bubble chart indicating the relative strengths and gaps of your ecosystem.

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