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International Applications of WealthWorks

Action Aid, an international NGO, has used the Handbook on Gender Sensitive Access to Markets written by Shanna Ratner and Barbara Wyckoff in trainings in Gambia, Rwanda, and Indiia. Stepdown trainings…

Deep South Community Agriculture Network - WealthWorks Learning Journey, October 2014

I participated in a WealthWorks learning journey with the Deep South Community Agriculture Network (DSCAN) in October 2014. The learning journey was hosted by The United Christian Community Association…

CEI Profile in Green Money Journal

This article, "CEI: Mastering the Heavy Lift of Rural Economic Development," profiles¬†CEI, a highly successful rural CDFI (community development finance institution)…

Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) - Crowdfunding

The wonderful women of the Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC), Sulynn Creswell, Judy Martin and Kristin Law, are at it again. They have…

Thoughts about the WealthWorks Framework: Building Relationships with Investors

Every so often I find myself thinking about the Wealth Works framework in new or expanded ways. I would like to share these thoughts with the Wealth…

Arlene Jones of SPROUT MN on the WealthWorks Training

The WealthWorks framework articulates the importance of the value proposition for all forms of capital. Applying the mapping of value chains within the scope of the current resilient region work will…

Cheryal Lee Hills of Region Five Development Commission on the WealthWorks Training

Our focus was on learning success indicators and benchmarking measures that would help us evaluate our establishing regional value chains, and while that outcome was not promoted or maybe even intended…

George M. Okantey of Purdue University Extension on the WealthWorks Training

I think the most powerful statement is this-- a new way of doing economic development that connects a community's assets to market demand, for lasting livelihoods. The WealthWorks approach brought three…

WealthWorks Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference on the Adirondacks

I began my work in the Adirondacks as a graduate student at Cornell University, over 30 years ago. ¬†Recently I presented WealthWorks: A Wealth Creation Approach to Community & Economic Development at…

2nd WealthWorks Training Held

Our second WealthWorks Training for Coaches and Coordinators was held in April at Pendle Hill Retreat Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Shanna, Barbara Wyckoff and I facilitated the 4 day onsite…

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