Community enterprises depend on capital investments and investors. For participants large or small, investing together leads to new financial rights and responsibilities.
Beyond financial results, any investment in this type of organization will strengthen community learning, sharing, debating and voting.
Investing in community ownership builds an institution with legal responsibility for member interests and democratic processes against executive abuse of power.
From year to year, the capital in community-owned entities can lead to distributions to members or to further investment for institutional growth.