Tag Archives: crowdfunding

Light the night: community-owned solar street lamps in Detroit

When Highland Park’s street lights were repossessed, community members took action. Find out how a grassroots group plans to use solar power to make their streets safer.

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Fundraising— it’s not just about bake sales anymore

Fundraising used to mean rummage sales and knocking on neighbors’ doors. Today, community-based programs are using crowdfunding and social media to tap into a global community of supporters.  The concept of “community” is no longer restricted to a neighborhood or … Continue reading

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The power of the crowd could rescue reading program

Providence Glen hopes it won’t be closing the book on summer literacy series

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What We are Reading this Week in Community Development

What if a nation’s health were measured by more than just GDP? We’re pretty intrigued by the Social Progress Index recently launched at the Skoll World Forum. It uses 52 indicators in the areas of basic human needs, foundations of … Continue reading

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2 Paths to green energy: Tradition meets innovation

Originally published on Developing Green Communities. Ron Pernick, the co-founder and principal of Clean Edge, a research and advisory firm for the clean energy sector, wrote a piece for Renewable Energy World, titled Crowdsourcing, Limited Partnerships and Other Tools for … Continue reading

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