Strategies for Change

The purpose of the working group, "is to take a comprehensive look at the economic benefits, innovative companies and emerging policy issues around the growing 'sharing economy.'"
At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening? There’s more information about OurGoods.org at their website and you don’t have to be officially ordained as an “artist” to join it.
At the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), our approach has been to help nonprofit organizations develop the financial capacity to keep providing the programming their missions demand. The end goal of this work is the facilitation of social change, but the approach demands an initial focus on the welfare of individual organizations. But what if we approached the question from another angle? What if we started by focusing on the needs of whole communities and then asked what resources individuals and organizations - including nonprofits - could provide to fulfill those needs?
SolidarityNYC has worked to "challenge the social justice movement to take up grassroots economic community development" as a way of building solidarity and concrete alternatives to capitalism.
Building a new economy and new wealth through democracy networks, green jobs, and an alternative financial system
revolution is also about a change of heart: r/evolution in our relationships with ourselves, each other and the land--with life itself
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A core operating principle and some corollaries for the Occupy movement

 a number of commentaries on OWS and beyond that I found especially good

Move on from protest to re-inventing the institutions and practices we need
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Some economists really get it and they are putting their names and reputations on the line

I hope the Emma Goldman in Gornick’s mind’s eye wasn’t the original Emma Goldman

OWS "Truth-Force" Obliterates New York Police Department Barricade with Gandhi power
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"I know that this uniform doesn't have a heart, but I do."
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Civil Society at Ground Zero: You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can't Stop the Spring
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Five indicators that the OCCUPY Movement could be a major turn in history
Lessons from a fumbling-and-bungling lifetime of activism
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A movement built on the idea that everyone can speak for themselves is so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation that it has flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left

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