April 21st, 2017
Event Kingston (Sep 17, 2015): How Municipalities can use Crowdfunding to fund community projects and initiatives
OEMC | Aug 12, 2015
How Municipalities can use Crowdfunding to fund community projects and initiatives
Thursday September 17 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Apostolos Sigalas, Executive Director, RaiseHope.org
Thriving places help define a community’s economic vitality. From bike trails, to pocket parks, to public sculpture projects, they contribute to a strong quality of life, help attract and retain talent, and grow stronger local economies.
Crowdfunding & social media have emerged as powerful tools to help raise money for these projects and over the past few years communities in the United States have collaborated with local Government to crowdfund their way to revitalizing public spaces. This seminar will examine the benefits of adopting these programs by examining successful American campaigns while also providing a Case study to inform and inspire Ontarians.
The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1100+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more About Us or visit www.ncfacanada.org.