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Earth Day: Restore Our Earth

This year’s Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth, highlighting innovative ways to regenerate our ecosystems worldwide. From EARTHDAY.ORG When life around the world returns to normal, our world cannot return to business-as-usual. We have the ability to make a difference in every industry, but that can only happen when we work together. More than […]

B Corp Month

It’s challenging to know how a business really does business: How do they treat their employees? Do they try to reduce their impacts on the environment? Are they striving to contribute more to their community? A certification process called B Corp makes answers to these questions more transparent. “[It’s] like the Fair Trade label but […]

Supporting Vision for Black History Month

During Black History Month, we invite you to reflect with us on how crowdfunding can support more Black-owned businesses. The financial innovation firm RUNWAY has a powerful vision and approach to relationships that will serve as a starting point for our February reflections. RUNWAY’s Vision We envision a world where Black entrepreneurs thrive in a […]

Start With Your WHY

We ask campaign teams who work with us to start with their WHY. It’s a practice that helps teams ‘peel the onion’ and get to their core mission. It gives them a solid foundation to build their campaign upon by getting to the HEART of what matters. Ultimately, their WHY will inspire more community support […]

From GivingTuesday to Giving Month

The success of GivingTuesday this year gives us so much to be grateful for. Thanks to all who participated–and for all that you do, day in and day out, to support your community. Read more about GivingTuesday’s success in their press release: In an unprecedented year, GivingTuesday, the largest global generosity movement, reports an unprecedented […]

Community Placemaking, The TLC Way

Community placemaking has become a critical tool for transforming underutilized public spaces into safe gathering places.   As COVID-19 pushed dining, performances and other primarily indoor activities outdoors, community placemaking has become a critical tool for transforming underutilized public spaces into safe gathering places. Think of the public spaces you live, work or travel by […]

Rebooting Your Community After COVID

Community Economist Michael Shuman Presents Rebooting Your Economy After COVID Introductory Webinar: Rebooting Your Community After COVID – How to Invest Locally Using Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401ks The Local Crowd will host an online introductory webinar with community economist and author Michael H. Shuman called “Rebooting Your Community After COVID – How to Invest […]

Celebrate Local Food with Crowdfunding

Leverage your community to gather a regional food crowd, invest in sustainable food systems and celebrate local food with crowdfunding.   August is Eat Local Month in New Hampshire and Massachusetts (and maybe in your state, too).  Regardless, if it’s official or not, August’s cornucopia of crops presents us with the perfect time to celebrate […]