Empowering Communities to Invest in Themselves
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location Name
Forum A

Crowdfunding democratizes the funding process by gathering grassroots support for community and economic development projects, allowing changemakers and placemakers to transform Main Streets by realizing funding opportunities beyond banks, investors, and traditional grants. The financial investment is shared across the community, lessening the financial burden, and engaging stakeholders in the process as key investors in a project’s future development. Attendees will be empowered to utilize crowdfunding as a viable funding source for community and economic development projects, engage their community in every step of the process, and attract grassroots investment to create a more vibrant, equitable, and sustainable community.

Equity & Inclusion, Connectivity through Civic Infrastructure, Historic Preservation
Bridget Anderson Missy Krulik Jae'da Turner Annaka Norris, MSARP
Session Type
75-Minute Classroom Session
Session Materials