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Coming to Consensus

When and how can consensus decision making work for community-based organizations?

Power to the Members

Community development and planning organizations with a voting membership are rare, but the ones that do prioritize a democratic structure say it's well worth the additional work.

Let’s Talk About Jobs—And Ownership

Community economic development is not just a matter of helping some households to get jobs and pay their bills. Done thoughtfully, it’s about . . .

Winning a Land Bank We Can Trust

Lessons from Philadelphia's Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land

Q: Is a Land Bank the Same as a Land Trust?

A: Nope. They are totally different, though complementary tools. This chart will walk you through the differences.