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Fwd: DC Crowdfunding Events!

National Crowdfunding Services, LLC. December 1, 2014. Volume 4. Number 22.


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Shiloh Baptist Church holds a shopping expo every year at the Shiloh Family Center, 1510 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC. This year, we attended with DC Gives More, "an initiative to bring together a diverse and dedicated group of local organizations to raise awareness for #GivingTuesday and to help reach generous fundraising goals for Washington, DC."

The Shiloh event was fantastic, and it does not stop here. It will be held on the weekends of December 6, 13 and 20. 

other events and news

Financing Options for Startups and Small

On Saturday, 12/6/14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the National Council of Negro
Women, Inc. (NCNW) will hold a seminar of Financing Options for Startups and Small
Businesses. The event will be held at the Dorothy I. Height Building, 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC. Free, but you must register by close of business on Tuesday, December 2 at

Next DC Equity Crowdfunding Meetup 12/3/14 at 7pm

We held the DC Crowdfunding Challenge  launched the DC Equity Crowdfunding Meetup Group several weeks ago to facilitate the development of equity crowdfunding in DC.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7 pm. Mr. Theodore Miles (left), Assistant Director, DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the agency responsible for regulating equity crowdfunding in DC, will speak about the new regulation allowing equity crowdfunding in DC. Wednesday, 12/3/14. 7:00 p.m. DC Equity Crowdfunding Offerings? Mellow
Mushroom, 2436 18 Street, NW, Washington, DC. Free. RSVP at:

Four DC businesses use crowdfunding in support of innovative projects!  

National Crowdfunding Services (NCS)  introduces several DC-based entrepreneurs and business owners to crowdfunding every month via the "Washington DC Crowdfunding Challenge", an initiative created by NCS and supported by the DC Government. At our most recent event, four DC-based individuals and businesses launched crowdfunding campaigns in support of innovative projects and products:

City Fitness Gym, owned by Dega Schembri and Lucinda LaRee, is a local company founded in 1983. They are seeking help City Fitness to stay an independently owned neighborhood gym.

Wanda's on 7th is crowdfunding a new product, Shirley's Secret, made with peanut oil and sage, Shirley's Secret "Keeps hair moist, strong and healthy."

Uniontown Bar and Grill is seeking to bring communities together. Uniontown wants to be known as a venue for bringing jazz musicians from all over the US to Anacostia.

African Heritage Dancers & Drummers has launched a campaign to create an archival book detailing and describing the origins and history of African Dance in America.

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Equity Crowdfunding Video and Top 50 Crowdfunding Report

National Crowdfunding Services, LLC has been actively working to make sure DC residents are fully informed. These efforts include a Video on Equity Crowdfunding:

National Crowdfunding Services has also been actively researching crowdfunding, having recently published a unique analysis of the Top 50 Crowdfunding Campaigns.
Avg Raised by the Top 50 Crowdfunding Campaigns
The report, available online, notes that the best crowdfunding campaigns are about something people can't get anywhere else, at any price. They also are about something that makes life better for someone else.

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