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10 Tips, Tricks & Insights on Creating A Crowdfunding Project


Neighborhood Catalyst

On March 25th, we held a Post Your Crowfunding Project Party with Mario Lurig, a local crowdfunding expert who wrote the book “Unlocking Kickstarter Secrets: Crowdfunding Tips & Tricks”, at Green Spaces to speak with future Neighborhood Catalyst projects. Mario has a rich background in successful crowdfunding campaigns and in helping others make the most out of their projects. Here are 10 tips, tricks, and insights from the evening:

1. Your page and your video should have an audience of one. You’re talking to the one person who has landed on your page. 

Calling for a clean energy economy


Windmills on a hill

In March, the Mile High Business Alliance policy committee endorsed a letter from Governor Hickenlooper, urging him to take a comprehensive approach in facilitating a clean energy economy through the reduction of carbon pollution from power plants, while maintaining a strong local business economy.  Following a July 2013 letter, Hickenlooper and other governors conveyed support for President Obama´s Climate Action Plan and the need for state and federal governments to work hand in hand to develop power plant standards and build on states’ progress to reduce carbon pollution.

Is your Idea the Next Neighborhood Catalyst Project?


Neighborhood Catalyst Project

Since October 2013, Neighborhood Catalyst has hosted five amazing local projects and helped three of them exceed their funding goals. Raising over $13k, the platfom is quickly becoming an amazing and viable resource for Colorado businesses and projects to access the resources they need to thrive!

Want to launch a project but need extra support?

Local Recipe Box: Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette


Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette - by Appaloosa Grill

"I have a love for winter squash, Jumpin Good Goat Cheese (from Buena Vista), and baking tarts/galettes. It's a great recipe to cook on a blustery winter day. It's a great comfort food kinda dish as well." -- Sean Boutot, Head Chef at Appaloosa Grill