The Fourth Sector in the Time of COVID

We know that the unjust and unsustainable systems of our past need to be reset, and now, more than ever, we are focused on envisioning and implementing new solutions — that create an economy and society that work for all.
June 28, 2020/by Jen Risley

An Ancient Sandal Goes Modern; How Jorge Gurrola is Bringing Innovation and Economic Opportunity to East Los Angeles

If you are looking for something new in outdoor footwear, Jorge Gurrola has just the thing.
August 12, 2019/by Diane Sontum

Announcing The Local Crowd’s 2019 Crowdfunding Cohort

Cohort members will receive free services such as training, coaching, and networking. In addition, cohort members will have an opportunity to earn back the standard 5% platform fee by meeting specific goals.
June 20, 2019/by Diane Sontum
TLC Team in Washington

Social Enterprises Invited to Participate in NSF Study on Crowdfunded Finance Methods

Research & Development to provide support for the emerging…
April 16, 2019/by Diane Sontum

The Local Crowd Wins Crowdfundie Award

LARAMIE, November 20, 2017—The Local Crowd (TLC), a rewards-based…
November 20, 2017/by Diane Sontum
The Local Crowd Communities

Four Rural Communities Selected to be Crowdfunding Demonstration Sites

The Local Crowd (, a locally-focused…
April 21, 2017/by Diane Sontum

The Local Crowd Featured in Larta Institute Report

Larta Institute, an international nonprofit organization dedicated…
March 6, 2017/by Diane Sontum
Top Categories in Crowdfunding 2016

Seed-Crowdfunding Delivers More Cash to Businesses than UK Government Initiative

January 25, 2017 — Seed-Crowdfunding provided 40% more funding…
January 25, 2017/by Diane Sontum

Announcing an Opportunity for Rural Communities

December 10, 2016 -- We are pleased to announce an opportunity…
December 10, 2016/by Diane Sontum

The Local Crowd Featured at CDFA National Summit

November 4, 2016 — The Local Crowd co-founders, Diane Wolverton…
November 4, 2016/by Diane Sontum

Communities from Montana, Texas and Wisconsin Join Local Crowd

LARAMIE, Wyoming, October 17, 2016. The Local Crowd (,…
October 17, 2016/by Diane Sontum

Six More Communities Selected as TLC Demonstration Sites

LARAMIE, Wyoming, July 7, 2016.  The Local Crowd has selected…
July 26, 2016/by Diane Sontum

The Local Crowd Selects Community Funded’s Crowdfunding Solution for Economic Development Organizations Nationwide

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, November 11, 2015. Community Funded (…
June 24, 2016/by Diane Sontum

Four Rural Communities Selected to Become Crowdfunding Demonstration Sites

LARAMIE, Wyoming, April 25, 2016. The Local Crowd (,…
June 24, 2016/by Diane Sontum