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WealthWorks reports, resources and tools are published by a number of partner organizations. To include your WealthWorks resources on this page, please email them to our WealthWorks tool team at tools@wealthworks.org.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Tool

The SWOT Handout offers useful instructions for completing a SWOT analysis with a twist—organizing your analysis by multiple forms of capital

A Wealth Building Framework to Do Economic Development Differently

A brief overview of the WealthWorks wealth building framework components.

Formalizing Your Business: A WealthWorks Guide for Coordinators and Coaches

This guide is one of two pieces written to assist WealthWorks value chain coordinators or coaches in working with businesses and demand partners that are part of WealthWorks value chains. This guide is designed to walk readers through one of the most important legal issues that affect small businesses: entity selection. To select an entity is to decide how you want to define your business legally. The entity you choose can determine how your business is treated with respect to its tax liabilities, management, owner liability, efficiency, longevity, and transferability. It is important to have a solid understanding of why formalizing your business is important before you can determine which business entity is right for you.

WealthWorks Value Chain Business Law Guide: A WealthWorks Guide for Coordinators and Coaches

This guide is one of two pieces written to assist WealthWorks value chain coordinators or coaches in working with businesses and demand partners that are part of WealthWorks value chains. This guide is written to assist WealthWorks coordinators, coaches, and participants in anticipating common legal and business issues they are likely to encounter at some point in the development of a value chain.

Building Rural Wealth Through Inclusive Business: a Primer on Private Sector Engagement for Community Impact

The final report from the Red Mantra Group on Building Wealth Through Inclusive Business is now available. Inclusive Business is an approach to economic development in which one or more large corporations are the primary demand partners. For corporations that see it in their self-interest to engage economically marginalized people and places as consumers, distributors, suppliers and/or employees, opportunities exist to structure those engagements in ways that contribute to multiple forms of wealth that can be owned and controlled locally. This report draws on Red Mantra’s experience with inclusive business in international settings and their familiarity with Wealth Works to identify some of the similarities, differences, and complementarities between the two approaches.

Private Sector Engagement Toolkit

The Private Sector Engagement Toolkit helps users think about how they will connect with the demand side of the markets they are in. The Toolkit is designed to help WealthWorks value chain coordinators as well as individual businesses within a value chain. The Toolkit focuses on why and how to engage the private sector, how to prepare, and which corporate "door" is best suited to the user’s situation.

Keeping Wealth Local: Shared Ownership and Wealth Control for Rural Communities

Resources do not represent community wealth unless communities own and control them. This report introduces the concept of shared ownership, then describes and explores various models, looking at strengths, weaknesses, the range of applications, expertise required, and sources of assistance.

Harnessing local energy: An energy retrofits example

A simple one-page example showing how a development professional may assess the interests of diverse players in a regional development project.

Potential partners in an organic tomato soup value chain: An example

A simple one-pager giving an example of the partners in an organic tomato soup value chain.

Wealth-building investment: An example

A simple one-pager showing how a development professional might gather investment in a value chain and build wealth in the process.

The eight capitals

A simple one-pager that lists the eight capitals.

Strategies for lasting livelihoods: An example

A simple one-pager for addressing low-income livelihoods in a development project.

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