Special Guest Program featuring
David Bley & Peter Pennekamp
Both are nationally recognized philanthropic leaders and champions of innovation. Their “armchair dialog” promises a lively exploration of grassroots engagement. Moderated by Thomas L. Purce, Ed.D., president of The Evergreen State College.
Keynote Speaker Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and Community-Wealth.org provided a catalyst for future conversations during his presentation on March 17th in Olympia, Washington, available here in Powerpoint format.
He framed the context and described the elements of “Community Wealth Building.” Ted Howard also shared examples of wealth building strategies by worker owned cooperatives and anchor institutions from around the country. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound sponsored the event to explore new ways of approaching economic development. Other sponsors included Enterprise for Equity, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, The Thurston Asset Building Coalition, and the Thurston Economic Development Council.
As part of its goal to strengthen the nonprofit sector and build upon existing community assets to enhance the quality of life in all of our communities, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is collaborating with Washington Nonprofits to offer a series of capacity building trainings for local nonprofits. (more…)