Join Community Sourced Capital for an introduction to the world of Community Finance and what money means to you. The session involves an overview of the current crowdfunding landscape, a discussion of the meaning of sustainable finance and insights into the growing movement of businesses accepting capital from non-traditional sources. [...]
We’re serious about this local finance thing. Americans love buying domestic products, they love spending money at local businesses, and it’s practically in our DNA to cheer on ambitious entrepreneurs chasing the American Dream. We started Community Sourced Capital to chase an American Dream of our own,
What happens when you can’t get your favorite ingredient for your (locally!) famous food? Do business owners give up and not cook? Do they find another not quite as good but it’ll do ingredient? Or do they do something about it?!
The last few months have involved an ongoing process of customer development and research, both for our borrowing businesses and our Squareholders. We’ve benefited from dozens of conversations–and some hard quantitative data too. Back in November, we launched a simple survey to collect about 50 responses regarding how people feel [...]
What does it take to pull off Community Sourced Capital? A wide range of talents and an insatiable passion for using finance to enhance communities. No big deal. We share this story with you because we want you to see the kind of topics we’re thinking about in addition to [...]
Our friends at the Seattle Good Business Network are always asking people to “think local”. But this Holiday Season, you can take “think local” to the next level by taking the gift local pledge to shop at at least three local businesses over the next few weeks.
Last week, Casey and I returned to our Alma Mater, the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, to talk about Community Sourced Capital with about 20 MBA Students studying Local Living Economies in a class taught by sustainable finance expert Stuart Cowan.
Just last weekend, co-founders Rachel Maxwell and Casey Dilloway pitched Community Sourced Capital to a few hundred friends, family members, social entrepreneurs and investors as part of Fledge Demo Day in Seattle. Fledge is the “conscious company” incubator that CSC has been working with for the last few weeks.
Last June the CSC Team mused on meaning and finance when on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Check out the video we shot on our phone and get to know us a little better.