Chandan Saha Chandan Saha
Posted at Mar 12


SuperCrowdBaltimore, the event you've been waiting for, is now on March 21, 2024. Learn from top-notch speakers and network with industry experts. 

Use code "CfPA" for 30% off your ticket!

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Will private inurement issues prevent a nonprofit from investing in a mission-driven worker coop?

Michelle Thimesch Michelle Thimesch
Posted at Mar 6

Hello Everyone!

Equal Exchange is conducting an offering on Crowdfund Mainstreet. They are offering a 3% promissory note. Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative that helps small farmers worldwide compete in the fair trade marketplace. Due to their amazing impact and the nature of their work, they have attracted the interest of some 501(c)(3) organizations that would like to participate. A question has come up regarding private inurement because the interest rate of 3% is below the AFR. Does anyone have any experience with this issue? 

It would be unfortunate to have to turn these investors away as they could help legitimize these kinds of offerings.

Any thoughts are appreciated.





Dive into the World of Crowdfunding Excellence with SuperCrowdHour February 2024!

Chandan Saha Chandan Saha
Posted at Feb 18

Attention all crowdfunding enthusiasts and aspiring changemakers! The highly anticipated SuperCrowdHour event for February 2024 is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome you!

Countdown Begins: With the event date fast approaching, mark your calendars for February 21, 2024, at 1:00 PM Eastern. Get ready to dive deep into the world of crowdfunding excellence!

Meet the CFPA Leaders: Join us as we host the esteemed Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA) leaders:

  • Brian Christie, CFPA President
  • Jenny Kassan, CFPA Vice President
  • Brian Belley, CFPA Secretary
  • Scott McIntyre, CFPA Chair

What to Expect: Gain exclusive insights, connect with industry experts, and learn how you can make a difference in the crowdfunding community. SuperCrowdHour is your gateway to unlocking new opportunities and achieving crowdfunding success!

Special Incentive: Remember, attendees who register for an...more

Categories: Investor Education  |  Reg A+  |  Reg CF
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CfPA Recommended Best Practice: “Regulated Investment Crowdfunding”

Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA)
Posted at Feb 16

The MEMO below was posted for the industry by CfPA 2024 President, Brian Christie  



TO: All Industry Participants in the Regulated Investment Crowdfunding Industry 

CC: CfPA Board of Directors 

FROM: Brian Christie, President (2024), Crowdfunding Professional Association, 501(c)(6)

DATE: February 16, 2024  

SUBJECT:  CfPA Recommended Best Practice: “Regulated Investment Crowdfunding”  


Dear Industry Colleague:

I am writing on behalf of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) to inform you of an industry Recommended Best Practice that was adopted and approved by the CfPA Board of Directors on January 8th, 2024.

The CfPA board recommends that all industry stakeholders hereby use the term 'Regulated Investment Crowdfunding' as an umbrella term and when referring to transactions, activities, and operations that may involve non-accredited investors a...more

Categories: Featured  |  Regulations & Compliance

Crowdfunding and Investment Banking for Start Ups

Ron Costa Ron Costa
Posted at Feb 5

Crowdfunding definitely is not easy, but many companies have already proven that it’s certainly worthwhile when done properly. However, startup companies sometimes feel they’re left in limbo with no resources at their disposal. Listen to our latest Mapable USA podcast where Manuj Grover from Public Yield Capital and Kevin Morris from Atlas Road explain how to build a brand and turn your loyal customers into investors to help your company grow, regardless of your size. It’s all about building a community and having an excellent customer service and an overall experienced team to help facilitate the process.


Are you a startup company wondering if the crowdfunding space is for you? Well, we have good news! The crowdfunding industry is maturing and as such, a larger number of quality deals are out there. But how do they start and what steps should business owners follow for success? How can companies solve the first challenge of crowdfunding: getting your investo...more

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Get Ready for SuperCrowd24 - The Ultimate Virtual Crowdfunding Experience!

Chandan Saha Chandan Saha
Posted at Feb 5

We hope this message finds you well and thriving! We are thrilled to bring you the latest update on an event that promises to revolutionize your understanding of crowdfunding and investment – introducing SuperCrowd24!

📅 Save the Date: April 17-18

📍 Location: Your Screen - It's a Virtual Event!

Get ready for an immersive experience at the impact crowdfunding event of the year! SuperCrowd24 is designed to connect investors, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts from around the world, all from the comfort of your home.

What to Expect: 100 Expert Speakers: Learn from the best in the business as 100 industry leaders share their insights and strategies for successful crowdfunding and investment.

🎙️ Live Pitch Sessions: Witness entrepreneurs pitch their groundbreaking ideas in real-time! Who knows, you might discover the next big thing to add to your portfolio.

💡 Learn to Invest Like a Pro: Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting, SuperCrowd24 offers valuable tips and techniques ...more

Categories: Impact Investing  |  Reg A+  |  Reg CF

2023 Investment Crowdfunding Infographics

Sherwood Neiss Sherwood Neiss
Posted at Jan 2

It's a wrap! 2023 was a game of chess for investment crowdfunding. Dealflow came under pressure, but investor confidence was strong in terms of average check size and total amount of capital deployed. More established issuers came to the table, and women and minorities ended up being some of the biggest beneficiaries. It seems like the economy is poised for the soft landing the Fed was aiming for which means 2024 should be a great year for RegCF as long as geo-policial events don't take over. Here are a couple of infographics that highlight some of the key points in our 120-page annual report coming out shorty! Contact If you are interested in the paid report.


Categories: Reg CF

Could Regulated Investment Crowdfunding Replace Private Equity for Hospital Ownership?

Brian Christie Brian Christie
Posted at 12/29/2023

A recent headline in the Boston Business Journal read "Private equity acquisitions of hospitals are bad for patients, Harvard study finds"

Here's a link to the original article:

The key finding was "A new study from Harvard Medical School found that private equity acquisitions of hospitals led to worse outcomes for patients." 

Some of the online comments on LinkedIn about this article read:

"Why would that surprise anybody. Private equity does not care about patient satisfaction, quality of care outcomes, or adverse event. They care about the bottom line and they need to make a profit so they will do everything to make a profit without any thought of the patient or the physician."

"Of course, a study wasn't required to state the obvious! A special place in Dante's Inferno 9th circle of HELL exists for predatory private equity firms and those in the C-suite who enable them. It's all about lini...more

Categories: Reg A+