Not All Crowdfunding Strategies Are Created Equal

There has been a lot of controversy lately surrounding Title III platforms that has been giving crowdfunding a bad name. To offer some clarity, it is helpful to understand the difference between crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and Direct Public Offerings. The Jumpstart...
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Community Capital Makes Strange Bedfellows

These past few months have shown us an America more politically polarized than ever. Any proposed solution is viewed through a conservative vs. liberal lens, and each side vows to oppose any proposal by the other. So it may be worth asking where community capital fits...
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What is Community Capital?

Community capital is investment sourced from a broad spectrum of a community, including both wealthy and non-wealthy investors. While typically defined by geography (like a city or county), it can also be based on a common interest (like education or biodynamics). Why...
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Webinar Replay: Community Capital Raising Just Got Easier

How will the new SEC rules help you raise money in 2017? Replay our webinar to learn about the new SEC updates, expanded options for capital raises in 2017, and how to determine which strategy is right for your small business.        ...
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Community Investment Funds: Four Models

Community capital is about empowerment of communities. It is a set of strategies that allows ventures to raise capital from their ideal investors within their own community, allows anyone of virtually any economic class to invest in their community, and allows...
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Direct Public Offerings Now Available For Up To $5M

The SEC yesterday issued final rules that increase the aggregate amount of money that may be offered and sold for Direct Public Offerings using the federal exemption from $1 million to $5 million. In conjunction with those rules, the SEC also introduced additional investor protections with rules designed to disqualify “bad actors.”

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Communities Investing in Themselves: DPOs for Downtown Revitalization

An Oregon real estate company and CEC client, Guerrilla Development, is focused on “creating inventive and experimental projects that use both hemispheres of the brain.” Coincidentally, earlier this month they have been busy engaging both “hemispheres” of investors:...

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