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We provide social impact economy research, development, dialogue and consulting services focused on the integration of community capital, local investing, and social enterprise.
Our core purpose is to nurture a generative and collaborative ecosystem in the Great Lakes region.
What began in 2011 as an fireside idea in the mind of an anthropology-minded financial advisor, is now a growing organization that includes the imprint of dozens of professionals and thousands of individuals in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. Together with your help, we are helping to build a better future for everyone.
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EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE MILE ACT, JUNE 2013
In partnership with MSU Regional Economic Innovation, we published a comprehensive co-learning plan to be used in the classroom, on the streets, and in the boardroom. Check out the REI project page for links to other inspiring ideas.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Angela and her team have launched this forward thinking project, Reconsider, to help people in our community in so many ways. This is the way of the future in America.- Stefan Graf Ypsilanti, MI
As an entrepreneur in Southeast Michigan I'm inspired and encouraged by Reconsider's insight and vision for connecting local people with bright ideas and socially-responsible visions.- Callan Loo CEO of Peaceful Crossings, LLC
We were so excited to learn about Reconsider and the things they are doing to help our community. This is an idea born into exactly the right time.- Kathy Graf Ypsilanti, MI
An innovative, new company with the experience, passion and values needed to help reorient our economy. I am SO ready to Reconsider!- Bryan Weinert Zero Waste Advocate, Recycle Ann Arbor
Seeing the edge of a steep cliff coming into view, Reconsider pulled away from the herd to pause, think, listen, and investigate a new path towards sound financial planning.- David Palmer Ypsilanti, MI
In 2014, we had the pleasure of working with David Palmer to write a white paper on crowdfunding for Michigan businesses, which was published by Michigan State University. MSU developed a video to promote this work and it was released this week :) Find the paper here: http://www.reicenter.org/projects/completed-projects/finance-legal-and-exporting/community-based-investing-crowdfunding-and-the-michigan-invests-locally-exemptio Find the video here:
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Disrupting the disruptors: platform cooperativism http://www.locavesting.com/spotlight/the-worker-owned-sharing-economy-aims-to-disrupt-the-disruptors/
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