We proudly launched our TLC 4WARD campaign in early June.
This crowdfunding initiative empowers you to support the local businesses you don't want to live without. TLC 4WARD will provide participating locally owned businesses with funds to weather the COVID-19 crisis, meet changes in community needs and/or seize new opportunities to forward a more local, green and fair economy in the Monadnock Region.
"This is an unprecedented time—one we could not have imagined even six months ago," shared Diane Sontum, co-founder of The Local Crowd. "Yet, what we imagine today gives us the power to change the world of tomorrow into one we want for ourselves, our children, our neighbors and the planet that sustains us."
Businesses interested in participating can submit their story online.
In response to the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, TLC developed 4WARD—a crowdfunding-based initiative that can be rapidly deployed in communities to support recovery. 4WARD enables residents to contribute to local businesses and organizations through online transactions.
The purpose of TLC 4WARD is to help rural communities recover more quickly and more completely from this crisis. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, this initiative is based on TLC’s recent SBIR research project. The research concluded that the TLC crowdfunding platform is an effective tool for stimulating financial and social capital in the communities that use it.
Questions? Please contact Jen Risley, TLC Monadnock Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 283-5401.
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