What is a commons solution to helping people keep their private property, particularly when the scale of foreclosure is so large? There are many creative solutions being proposed, but any solution must begin with the person affected at the center and not the bank. “What will help this woman and her dog stay in her […]
Written by Kim Klein For obvious reasons, the celebration and glee of Carnival was suspended in Haiti this year. It’s as if the Lenten somberness of tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday started when the earthquake took such an unbelievable toll on Haiti. Just as religious reflection can lead people to a more commons-centered orientation, we saw people […]
We’ve had many requests for a list of articles that we’ve found to be the most helpful when trying to get a grasp on what the commons (and commons-based thinking) is, as well as how it applies to nonprofits, social justice and social change. Below is a list of our favorite resources so far. We’ll […]
According to a study commissioned by the National Council on Economic Education, only 7 of the 50 United States require high school students to received financial education in the schools. This has led to an epidemic of financial illiteracy. For example, Braun Mincher, a financial literacy specialist reported these results from an online survey he […]
Today’s morning paper had this headline, “Fish Fail Mercury Test” with the subhead, “Toxin found in 100 percent of samples from streams across the U.S.; industrial pollution blamed.” Basically, a federal study of mercury contamination released Wednesday described testing fish from nearly 300 streams across the country and finding mercury in EVERY SINGLE FISH of […]
Project Team Member, Kim Klein, is featured on a recent podcast provided by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. The podcast, titled All Weather Fundraising: How Good Causes Raise Money in Bad Times, is a discussion on the state of fundraising in the current economic climate. Although the session holds valuable information for all nonprofits, it […]
The commons is a short, simple phrase that describes all the resources a community has rights or access to. Read Kim Klein and the Commons to find out more about the issues facing the commons and how it can become a bigger part of our daily lives. Recent posts address how community gardening in Detroit has enabled neighborhoods […]
In Tax Me, I’m Yours, Project Team member Kim Klein lends her expertise to the nation’s current tax structure and how it can be re-formatted to better serve the commons. Listen to the entire program as Kim weighs in on this important issue!