Citizinvestor: Disrupting How Governments Fund Civic Projects

Jordan Raynor | GovLoop | June 11, 2012

I am thrilled to be involved with an exciting new project called Citizinvestor (currently a candidate for Code for America's Accelerator) and I couldn't think of a better place to gain valuable feedback on the soon-to-launch product than right here at GovLoop.

As you well know, there are countless local government projects that are not completed due to a single issue - lack of funding. These are projects like building new parks, renovating neighborhood pools and adding bike lanes - projects that governments want to take on and citizens want to invest in, but often can't.

For decades, we have seen citizens host neighborhood barbecues to raise money to save a park or library - projects that can only happen through government and citizens partnering together. But what do these barbecues look like in the 21st century and what does it look like when vastly more projects have a chance of being funded?

We believe the answer is Citizinvestor. Citizinvestor allows citizens to invest in the local government projects they care about most. Here’s how it works...