Whitepapers

Read How CommunityLeader is Defining and Supporting Crowdfunding.

custom

Community Banks: Sink or Crowdfund.

Created Nov. 12, 2014

This paper details how community bankers can engage the crowdfunding industry, the benefits and risks of doing so, and specific strategies to maximize benefits and minimize risks as they initiate the process of incorporating a crowdfunding component into their existing business model...

custom

Community Banks: Crowdfunding 101 for Community Bankers

Created July 19, 2014

As Part II in the series, Crowdfunding 101 for Community Bankers, this white paper provides community bankers with the information about and understanding of crowdfunding needed to build and present an irrefutable case for immediate implementation of a crowdfunding strategy...

custom

Community Banks: Renewed Purpose and Survival through Crowdfunding

Created Apr. 30, 2014

As Part I in the series, this whitepaper provides community bankers with the necessary framework upon which to build an irrefutable case for immediate implementation of a crowdfunding strategy...

custom

A Conservative Approach: Crowdfunding for Professionals

Created Aug. 22, 2012

Even though the legislation that allows equity-based Crowdfunding was signed into law on April 5, 2012, the rules have not yet been finalized. However, the preliminary release of these rules by the governing agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and FINRA, are just over the horizon...

custom

Crowdfunding: Why Start Now?

Created Aug. 8, 2012

The current need for growth capital among businesses is intense. The economic and legal barriers to raising such capital have been so high, for so long, that the promise of seeking investment directly from communities of friends, supporters, customers and suppliers is intoxicating. Companies are chomping...

custom

Don't just Crowdfund. Communityfund.

Created May 7, 2012 | Revised Aug. 8, 2012

The crowd is massive. It is unpredictable. It requires a strategic demographic. Choosing the Community Sourced Funding Model is the difference between a failed start-up and a successful growth company...