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10 Steps to Starting a Network

Get started in your community with these ten steps to starting a network of locally owned businesses.

BALLE Fellow Anthony Flaccavento on Community Voices

Anthony Flaccavento talks on program Community Voices about local living economies.

BALLE Fellow Jamee Haley: Lowcountry Local First and the 10% Shift

Jamee Haley talks about the 10% Shift and Lowcountry Local First in Charleston.

BALLE Fellowship: Connecting Visionary Local Leaders

Learn about the BALLE Fellowship, dedicated to connecting the most innovative and visionary local leaders working to build real prosperity in their communities.

Case Study of Co-op Power

View this slide show about Co-op Power and their goal of building a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just future.

Case Study of Columbus Ohio

Columbus' largest institutions are giving up take-charge, heroic leadership, and choosing instead to engage members of their community.

Case Study of the Evergreen Cooperatives

Learn more about the Evergreen Cooperatives, working to create living wage jobs in six low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland.

Lifecycle of Emergence

Explore using emergence to take social innovation to scale: by fostering critical connections we can develop broad-based change.

The Fellows speak at the 2011 BALLE Business Conference

From our 2011 BALLE Conference, hear firsthand from our inaugural cohort what it is like to be a BALLE Fellow!