New edition of Making Waves

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From: Don McNair <mcnair at cedworks.com>

The Autumn 2004 edition of "Making Waves: Canada's Community Economic Development Magazine" features articles on the sustainability of social enterprise and the tension in CED between strategic and local action, as well as new issues of "The High Road" and the "Insiders' Guide to Community Renewal."
Find a summary of the contents below. To view sample articles, request a trial copy, or subscribe, go to http://www.cedworks.com/waves.html http://www.cedworks.com/waves.html
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Apologies for cross-postings.
CONTENTS
THE POTLUCK CAFÉ
Since 2001, the Potluck Café has been serving 1000s of meals to some of in Vancouver, B.C.'s most sick and isolated residents, while training and employing others in food preparation. This year, the Café has "made it" - it's breaking even. Just what is a realistic financial goal for social enterprise?
VENTURE CAPITAL FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Like any venture capital organization, Social Capital Partners of Toronto has to separate "exciting ideas" from "worthwhile investments." This article explains this selection process and the strategic lessons that it has for the CED sector as a whole.
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
A playful look at the economic "treatments" commonly prescribed to distressed communities: corporate recruitment, government intervention, self-employment, land development, and nonprofit projects. What have these home-remedies to do with CED?
THE HIGH ROAD
How the Heartland Labor Capital Network (Duquesne, IL) and Crocus Investment Fund (Winnipeg) use labour-sponsored investment to serve an equity-starved community sector.
MAINSTREAMING CED & THE SOCIAL ECONOMY
The federal government's recent recognition of these sectors is no cause for celebration, warns Eric Shragge. The more of a government "partner" we become, the more of a stake we have in just making poverty tolerable.
THE FRINGE BANKING DEBATE
Are community-based programs the right way to meet citizens' need for banking services - or do they let the banks off the hook? Alternatively, should you take action to make the banks behave responsibly - and let the "fringe banks" blossom in the interim?
REAL ESTATE AS A STRATEGY FOR NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY
For New Westminster Community Development Society, the chance to purchase its office building outright seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. But there was a long way between seizing the opportunity and closing the deal.
(The Insiders' Guides to Community Renewal have been generously supported by VanCity Community Foundation and by the Canada Magazine Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.)
Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada's CED Magazine
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