The Transformative Power of Gratitude

"Thank you so much, you are very kind!" Those simple words boosted my spirits and made me glad that I took the time to drop a dollar into the Bourbon Street trumpeter's bucket. The lift he gave me reminded me of just how transformative gratitude…

Kale, Kohlrabi, Carrots and the Future of Crowdfunding

One of the best things about rural living is our close proximity to the source of local foods and the adventure of being part of a Community Supported Agriculture program. Kim and I have been part of the Grant Farms CSA for several years now,…

The Spirit of Crowdfunding

Ancient people holding hands—that's what we saw on the rock art at the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas last week. Kim and I were in Vegas to attend the Global Crowdfunding Convention and took a few hours to explore the area. We didn't expect…

Ana's on Main Street

Today we have another successful campaign story to share with you! Ana's On Main St. was in need of equipment to keep up with the demand for juices at her shop in Evanston, Wyoming. With the help of The Local Crowd and Evanston Wyoming's…
Serendipity Books

Serendipity Books & Antiques

In 2015, Serendipity Books & Antiques and Evanston, WY Main Street worked with The Local Crowd to raise $6,000 to replace damaged flooring in the kitchen and service area of their store. With the help of 56 generous, local supports…