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Crowdfunding Resource Center

Many economic development agencies, non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs are turning to individual fundraising sources to support capacity building and business development. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. This process is almost exclusively done over the internet, giving small businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations access to capital at a very broad level.

+Understanding Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a useful tool for development finance professionals. CDFA has collected many resources to help you understand this important tool.

EB-5 An Introduction
An exploration of the EB-5 program including program specifics and how it ties in with crowdfunding.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Locavesting: Revolutionizing Local Investment
This month's CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast , our expert speakers explored locavesting to demonstrate how to unlock this new and innovative development finance resource in your community.
A Guide to Regulation A+
McGuireWoods' white paper explains how the SEC's Regulation A+ works and provides practical considerations to be taken into account in deciding whether to pursue this approach.
Unlocking Capital Access
Representatives from the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity and California Pollution Control Financing Authority look at how California creates access to capital for micro businesses and enterprises.
Funding Alternatives for the Un-bankable
Kedma Ough, Director of Small Business Development Center Mount Hood Community College, presents a number of alternative financing options available to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
More Resources

+Case Studies

Crowdfunding is a crucial tool for development finance. CDFA has collected several case study examples.

Small Business Financing Solutions in Colorado
Mike O'Donnell (Colorado Lending Source) discusses how small businesses are financed and the various access to capital challenges they face. In addition, it will showcase a variety of small business financing solutions and explore how they work for different types of businesses.
Crowdfunding Takes Shape in Oregon
Amy Pearl of Hatch Innovation and Noah Brockman of Oregon SBDC Network provide an overview of the crowdfunding process in Oregon.
CDFA California Webcast: Creative Economic Development Financing
The CDFA California Financing Roundtable in partnership with CALED produced this webcast on "Creative Economic Development Financing," in which experts discussed  PACE, EB-5, and innovation finance.  Speakers were Cisco DeVries of Renewable Funding, Ginny Fang of Golden Gate Global, and Samuel Wu of Innovation Capital Law Group, LLP.
Crowdfunding in Texas
Alana Parker of Strasburger & Price describes the process of utilizing crowdfunding in Texas, as well as around the U.S.
Crowdfunding Real Estate
Jesse Clem, Cofounder & CEO of Loquidity, presents on crowdfunding and the benefits of the tool. More specifically, Clem explains how real estate crowdfunding can lead to greater economic impact through funders having a personal connection to the project.
More Case Studies

+Headlines

+Webcasts

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Locavesting: Revolutionizing Local Investment
This month's CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast , our expert speakers explored locavesting to demonstrate how to unlock this new and innovative development finance resource in your community.
CDFA California Webcast: Creative Economic Development Financing
The CDFA California Financing Roundtable in partnership with CALED produced this webcast on "Creative Economic Development Financing," in which experts discussed  PACE, EB-5, and innovation finance.  Speakers were Cisco DeVries of Renewable Funding, Ginny Fang of Golden Gate Global, and Samuel Wu of Innovation Capital Law Group, LLP.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Making Microloans for Big Economic Returns
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, Shufina English and Susan Brown of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity discussed capitalization options, management tips, and creative approaches for microloan programs.

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