6 EASY STEPS TO BECOME A COMMUNITY INVESTOR
1. VIEW THIS WEBSITE.
It’s a comprehensive source on community
investing—how it works, who it benefits, and how you can get involved
2. COMMIT TO AT LEAST 1% IN COMMUNITY.
If every socially responsible investor moved
1% of his or her savings and investments into
community investing, it would put an extra $10 billion to work rebuilding
disadvantaged communities in the US and around the world.
3. SHIFT YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS.
You can achieve your personal 1% (or more) in
Community goal just by banking with a community development bank or
credit union. There may even be one in your area. Take a look at our
comprehensive resources section.
4. EXPLORE COMMUNITY INVESTING OPTIONS
BEYOND BANK ACCOUNTS.
Look into community development loan, microenterprise,
and venture capital funds; pooled community portfolios; and mutual funds
with community investment components. Take a look at our resources
5. EDUCATE YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNER &
Talk to your financial planner or money manager
about community investing. Encourage your planner to include community
investing as an option for clients, so even more people will get involved
in this powerful movement. You can also get the institutions you belong
to—such as your university, house of worship, or workplace—involved.
6. SPREAD THE WORD.
Tell your friends, family, work colleagues, and
others about the power of community investing—and encourage them
to get involved. You can order copies of our Investing in Communities
guide to pass around for $2 each postage (contact us for bulk discounts).
Use our convenient online order
TOGETHER, WE CAN MOVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO
AREAS THAT NEED IT MOST TO CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR LOW-INCOME
PEOPLE ACROSS THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD.