Good Business New York team members attended the “How to Crowdfund Your Next Project” on February 5 at the fabulous WeWork space in Soho. The evening was presented by local event organizer Creative Village and featured a presentation by RocketHub founder Brian Meese.
Do Something. Learn Something. Share Something. Change Something. Have you Heard About Meetup.com? Have you been to any of Meetups? An Awesome “meet and greet” community building company that boasts get-togethers for everything you can think of: from political fundraisers (where Howard Dean got his presidential start) to Black/Latino cocktail drinkups.
Why not create your own small business event or community? In this social media age, the personal touch is still the best way to network. Putting a face to a tweet makes all the difference when you are deciding which organization to partner with.
A few new start-ups are helping small-b’s do just that. DoItInPerson.com is a new innovative event planner we have noticed around town lately:
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Since we write so much about CrowdFunding at Good-b, we decided to try it ourselves. In February, we will be introducing our first CrowdFunding Campaign for our newest media initiative. We have been working on this initiative for months and now need funding to get it rolling. It is something we are really excited about that directly tells the story of small business. We know you will excited about it too! So tune in and we will keep you posted!
How do you strengthen the local economy through small business and community investment. How would a fund dedicated to supporting small businesses and local jobs work? The authors Greg Wendt, senior wealth advisor from “StakeHolders Capital” and Ron Schultz author of a new book, “Creating Good Work” discuss their ideas on how to bring good capital home by creating a “local living economy fund.”
Doing Good and Making a Living are repeatedly the call from the growing Social Enterprise movement. This is also the focus that we embrace and embody here at Good-b. Yet how to do it is the question? How do you become financially sustainable and have direct positive social impact as a social enterprise? Here are some tips from other Social Entrepreneurs who launched successful Crowd funding campaigns.These five entrepreneurs share some of their strategies for how to get the word out about your social impact initiative!
After years of experience and observation of over 10,000 funding campaigns, RocketHub has narrowed down the formula to find success with crowdfunding. These factors determine which projects achieve their goals (and which ones don’t). Those who press the funding button will make an emotional connection with how you talk about your project. RocketHub data shows funders may be moved by your passion, the project itself, or both, but somehow you made them feel they had to support you.
What if there was a bank that went beyond compliance to do “the right thing” even when no one was watching? What if that bank cared about the environment so much that it made loans to environmentally sustainable initiatives a priority? What is that bank was focused on building the local economy through supporting community jobs and socially responsible non-profits?
How do you bank on sustainable values for the long-term? In other words, is it truly possible to maintain a profitable bottom line and support environmental and community needs at the same time? That is the grand ambition of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.
Imagine an American bank who put mission before profit. A bank that began its story to save the environment not ignore the environment. A bank that cares as much about the planet as it does about profit. Phew! A dream, a mirage, a hoax? Nope, The First Green Bank of Central Florida. The CEO and Founder Ken LaRoe made some big bucks selling his former regional bank to a bigger financial institution. Set to retire, he followed Albert Brooks model in “Lost in America” and traveled the U.S. in search of higher purpose.
This past week Habitat for Humanity Launched the MLK Buildathon to restore homes in the Rockaways destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Says Habitat: We have a dream that everyone will have a simple decent home. Throughout all of New York, the country and America. With that In mind we build.