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

Diane Sontum & Kim Vincent pictured with Community Funded staff

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, November 11, 2015. Community Funded ( today announced that The Local Crowd ( has chosen Community Funded’s crowdfunding technology platform to provide better access to capital for rural businesses and organizations across America.

The Local Crowd, based in Laramie Wyoming, provides education and technology to help rural businesses and non-profits raise funds locally via online crowdfunding and to educate rural investors about crowdfunding.

“Rural communities must cultivate vibrant entrepreneurial cultures to remain economically healthy,” said Diane Wolverton, Co-Founder and CEO of The Local Crowd. “Access to early-stage capital is essential to supporting entrepreneurship in these areas and that’s what we do by galvanizing local investor support.”

“We examined several crowdfunding platforms,” said Kim Vincent, Co-Founder and COO of The Local Crowd. “Community Funded’s platform is the only one with the features we need to support local campaigns and extensive educational resources our clients need.”

The Local Crowd, with support the USDA, successfully tested its solutions with six communities in 2014. With additional support from the USDA, The Local Crowd is recruiting up to 30 rural economic development organizations nationwide to implement local crowdfunding.

“Community Funded is proud to partner with The Local Crowd,” said McCabe Callahan, Co-Founder and CEO of Community Funded. “Their track record of results means that together we can positively impact communities nationwide and that’s our mission as a company.”

About Community Funded

Community Funded ( provides powerful yet easy-to-use crowd-fundraising solutions that help organizations achieve their development goals. We also offer education and training to ensure success. @communityfunded

About The Local Crowd

The Local Crowd ( combines crowdfunding technology with the Spirit of Community and the power of local investing to catalyze communities that invest in themselves. @TLCpower

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