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Crowdfunding is a powerful tool for accessing capital to finance business start-ups and expand existing businesses. Crowdfunding campaigns give people the opportunity to invest in projects that they feel good about while building much-needed community amenities and resources. It is a great way for communities to raise funds to save the local grocery store, build a community garden, support a music festival, or finance a commercial real estate project downtown. And the best part about crowdfunding is that it doesn’t have to be repaid!

Join community leaders, non-profits, entrepreneurs, artists, and community volunteers to learn about the three types of crowdfunding - donation, reward, and equity - as well as how to plan, organize, and market a successful crowdfunding campaign, in a free online webinar led by Pam Schallhorn, Illinois Extension community and economic development regional specialist.

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