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Ted Howard

The Democracy Collaborative
Co-founder and President
Ted Howard is the Co-founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative, an action-oriented progressive think tank established 20 years ago in the United States. He has been named one of “25 visionaries who are changing your world” by the Utne Reader and identified by the Guardian newspaper as “the de facto spokesperson for community wealth building” internationally.

He previously served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Economic Alternatives and the Steven Minter Senior Fellow for Social Justice at The Cleveland Foundation where he led a team that developed the comprehensive job creation and wealth building strategy that resulted in the Evergreen Cooperative Initiative. The Evergreen Cooperatives, in turn, were an important inspiration for the community wealth building strategy now underway in Preston, Lancashire (widely reported as “The Preston Model”) and other cities in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Howard lectures frequently about community wealth building, including at major conferences such as the Clinton Global Initiative-America, the New Economics Conference of the UK Labour Party, the Salzburg Global Seminar, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum, and the Co-operatives United World Conference (Manchester, England), as well as at numerous universities including the University of Pennsylvania, University of California Berkeley, MIT, Michigan State, Georgetown, University of Toronto, University of Central Lancashire, and Yale.

He is co-author of “The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few.” (Berrett-Koehler).


Ted Howard est le cofondateur et président de The Democracy Collaborative, un groupe de réflexion progressif axé sur l’action créé il y a 20 ans aux États-Unis. Il a été nommé l’un des « 25 visionnaires qui changent votre monde » par Utne Reader et identifié par le journal The Guardian à titre de « porte-parole de facto pour la création de richesse communautaire » à l’échelle internationale.

Il a auparavant été directeur général du National Center for Economic Alternatives et le principal Fellow Steven Minter pour la justice sociale à la Fondation Cleveland où il a mené une équipe qui a élaboré la stratégie globale de création d’emploi et de richesse qui a engendré l’initiative des coopératives Evergreen. Les coopératives Evergreen ont en retour été une inspiration importante pour la stratégie de création de richesse communautaire maintenant en cours à Preston, Lancashire (souvent nommé « The Preston Model » et d’autres villes au Royaume-Uni.

M. Howard donne souvent des conférences sur la création de richesse communautaire, y compris lors d’importantes conférences telles que le Clinton Global Inititaitive-America, New Economics Conference du parti travailliste du R.U., Salzburg Global Seminar, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum et Co-operatives United World Conference (Manchester, England), ainsi que de nombreuses universités comprenant l’Université de Pennsylvanie, l’Université de California Berkeley, MIT, Michigan State, Georgetown, l’Université de Toronto, l’Université Central Lancashire et Yale.

Il est coauteur de « The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few. » (Berrett-Koehler).