USDA Rural Development, Written by Shelby Johnsen
The Local Crowd Cooperative (TLC Cooperative) has a new ring to it. Thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development, The Local Crowd (TLC) is transitioning its organization to a national member-owned cooperative.
For nearly 10 years, The Local Crowd has worked with rural communities to support the growth and sustainability of local businesses and organizations.
“The TLC Cooperative is all about helping rural communities thrive by providing a crowdfunding tool for local businesses and nonprofits to raise funds. The cooperative model makes it truly local – with each member community able to share in the management and direction of the platform as well as the profits,” said Kim Vincent, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder.