So, what’s the problem, exactly?
There are an unlimited number of local government projects that are not completed because of a single problem - lack of funding.
These are projects like building parks, maintaining pools and improving roads that citizens want to invest in and governments want to take on but can’t, due to a lack of available funds.
For decades, we have seen citizens solve problems like this on a small scale. Neighborhood barbecue fundraisers to save a park or that neighbor who goes door-to-door to fund a project she’s really passionate about are great examples of citizens stepping up to invest in local projects - projects that can only happen through local government and citizens partnering together. But what do these barbecues and door-to-door pitches look like in the 21st century and what does it look like when every project has an equal chance of being funded?
The answer is Citizinvestor. Citizinvestor allows citizens to invest in the local government projects they care about most. Here’s how it works.
Local governments submit pre-approved projects to citizinvestor.com (launching soon). The cost of the project has already been set and department approved, the only thing lacking is the funding. Citizens then find the projects they care about most and invest financially in those projects. Once a project is 100% pledged, the project is built! Citizens don’t pay a dime unless the project is funded in full. This ensures that there’s minimal risk to the local government entity and minimal risk to the citizen.
Not only can citizens invest in pre-approved projects from their local governments, but Citizinvestor also gives citizens the opportunity to petition for projects that local government either hasn’t thought of or hasn’t approved.
This collaboration will revolutionize the way local government projects are funded. We hope you will join us in this venture!