Crowdfunding can take many forms -- from donation-based to investment-based, supporting small and large businesses or bricks and mortar and even civic projects. We’ve always loved Spacehive, the earliest civic crowdfunding platform to emerge, founded by Chris Gourlay in London. Spacehive helps locals and communities bring their ideas to life through crowdfunding. As the … [Read more...] about Local Spaces. Crowdfunded.￼
Tosha Wilson was born in the community she serves and is a proud graduate of Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in Communications and her master's degree in Children's Law and Police from Loyola University School of Law. In 2018, Tosha Wilson and Jacqui White had the idea of opening The … [Read more...] about 100% Community.￼
Jamison Manwaring is the co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Ventures, a remarkable Arizona-based real estate crowdfunding company, focused on value-add multi-family properties. It’s a real estate company, for sure – they buy, hold and sell property. But the capital plan is innovative, with a growing pool of state residents who are permitted to invest through Arizona … [Read more...] about Counting on Crowdfunding.￼
“The idea of harnessing small-scale investors for real estate development is gaining momentum nationally, boosted by digital platforms and federal rule changes” writes Carey L. Biron, for Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Backers say the approach opens up real estate investing to a broader pool of buyers and gives locals a say in neighborhood investments – and a stake in any … [Read more...] about Transforming neighborhoods through crowdfunding.￼
Connect CRE has named Small Change founder and CEO Eve Picker as one of their National 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Central to Connect CRE’s selection of Eve was her establishment of the Small Change Index to evaluate the impact of real estate projects according to ESG-related factors. All projects listed on Small Change must score at least 60% on the Small … [Read more...] about Eve Picker wins national Real Estate Award.