Building Stronger Communities with Investment Crowdfunding
Funding Hope Founder and CEO Dorian Dickinson Explains How Investment Crowdfunding Is a Tool for Community Building
On Wednesday at 1:00 Eastern/10:00 Pacific, Dorian Dickinson, CEO and Founder of FundingHope, will join us for the monthly SuperCrowdHour webinar to present “Building Stronger Communities with Investment Crowdfunding.” Register here or watch live (or recorded) in the YouTube player above.
FundingHope is a FINRA-registered investment portal for offerings made under Regulation Crowdfunding that focuses on community building and social impact. He’s the perfect person to explain how community builders of all stripes can leverage Reg CF.
At the SuperCrowdHour webinar, you will learn more about how to invest and make money while supporting your local community. You’ll also learn more about raising capital online for your local or community business.
Remember, we are offering a $100 reward for everyone who attends 10 SuperCrowdHour webinars. To claim the reward, you have to register and participate via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to watch the YouTube but you only get credit toward your reward when you watch via Zoom. See the rules here.
Next month, on January 17, 2024, at 1:00 Eastern/10 Pacific, we’ll host an amazing panel of investors who are routinely investing small amounts of capital via crowdfunding. You can learn how to invest better and how to tune your pitch to impact investors! Register here.
Dorian Dickinson (he/him):
Co-Founder & Managing Director, FundingHope
About FundingHope: FundingHope, LLC is an investment crowdfunding platform registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FundingHope connects everyday impact investors with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and innovators who are in need of capital to grow their business and who are focused on achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets in distressed, at-risk, and rural communities across America. FundingHope aims to transform how impact investments reach those who are often left behind by big banks and Wall Street by providing an online marketplace so that everyone can invest in what matters most to them.
Company Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fundinghopecrowdfunding
Biographical Information: Dorian Dickinson founded FundingHope with the mission of connecting investors to entrepreneurs and SMEs in economically disadvantaged communities to help achieve UN SDG targets and to grow stronger in America and around the world. For over a decade, Dickinson has worked on economic development and sustainability projects in rural America, as well as in conflict zones and developing countries in the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Dorian Dickinson’s career began with the Connecticut State Police before he established himself as a leader in the development of innovative business strategies for leading retailers and consumer goods companies in America and Europe.
For the past 15 years, Mr. Dickinson has dedicated his career to creating and building economic development activity, sustainability programs, and improved health and sanitation initiatives in rural and economically challenged communities in the US, Mexico, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Mr. Dickinson was part of the leadership team that developed the first commercial poultry farming operation in Afghanistan in over 40 years. During his career, Dickinson has developed rural development programs that aim to disrupt drug cartel routes in Mexico and Central America, and he has introduced renewable energy and improved sanitation to drought-stricken areas of Kenya and Palestine.
Closer to home, the American Farm Bureau Federation recognized Mr. Dickinson as the architect of the first comprehensive agribusiness-focused economic development program for rural communities. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration contracted with Mr. Dickinson to create Make It Right, the city’s first all-encompassing crime prevention, youth engagement and community development project.
Mr. Dickinson is a commissioned Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky, in recognition of his noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to community, state, nation and planet. He was twice named Illinois Agribusiness Leader of the Year, was a charter board member of the Council of the Great Lakes Region, and has been recognized by Canada’s Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston, as a cross-border economic development leader.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dickinson has built a proven record of success as a skilled strategist, out-of-the-box innovator and passionate entrepreneur collaborating with governments, companies, and internationally recognized organizations in primary, secondary, and tertiary industries.
Twitter Handle: @doriandickinson
Personal Facebook Profile: facebook.com/DorianDickinson
Instagram Handle: @doriandickinson
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