Save money, live more sustainably and strengthen your local community by sharing goods and skills with your neighbors. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 23, 2011.
About this project
What is NeighborGoods?
We are a small team of technologists and online community pros passionate about sustainability and local communities. Last summer, we launched NeighborGoods.net and since then it's become the leading online community for sharing local resources. Neighbors can borrow, lend and rent anything from bicycles to camping gear to baby clothes in a safe and fun community. By working together to share resources, neighbors save money, live more sustainably and strengthen their local communities in the process.
We've learned a ton about how people share and what makes for a trusted, active sharing community. Not surprisingly, it requires a certain level of critical mass in an area to make an active sharing community. We've also learned the importance of groups on the network. When members join and create groups, they feel safe sharing with people they know - people they work with, people in the same apartment building, etc. This helps the network grow and become more useful for everyone.
NeighborGoods 2.0 = Groups
With NeighborGoods 2.0, we're launching a brand new groups feature so members can make private or public sharing communities for organizations, companies and and groups of all sizes.
With NeighborGoods 2.0, groups can save thousands of dollars by sharing resources they collectively own.
We're almost done working on NeighborGoods 2.0 but we need just a little more cash to get us over the finish line to launch the new groups to everyone. In particular, we're developing location technology that will help members find and join relevant groups nearby.
We are hard at work building a safe sharing community for you. Now we're asking for your help. Neighbors helping NeighborGoods!
We need $10,000 to complete NeighborGoods 2.0.
Fundraising on Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition. If we don't reach our goal, we don't get the money. Unless we can raise 100% of our goal, YOU DON'T PAY. This takes the risk off you. You know you're going to get what you signed up for.
If we exceed our fundraising goal, we'll start working on our mobile applications so you can share with your community from anywhere!
All of our Kickstarter supporters will have early access to NeighborGoods 2.0 and the ability to help us shape it as we go. We're not asking only for your money. We also want your feedback.
For a donation of just $10, you'll be able to create your own public or private sharing group for your friends, your co-workers or your baseball team. Your group can save thousands of dollars by sharing on NeighborGoods!
Rewards for donations at other levels include hands on assistance from our community manager, your own personal launch party and this super hot t-shirt (girls not included)!
Your Contribution Matters
By contributing, you are taking an active part in building a more sustainable economy built on collaboration and sharing. Join our mission to improve local communities.
When neighbors know each other, it creates safer, happier communities. Sharing on NeighborGoods brings communities closer. We've seen it happen. Check out these testimonials from real users:
Share With Your Friends
NeighborGoods is all about sharing. One of the greatest things you can do to help is share this campaign with your friends. Post the link on facebook, twitter and add it to your email signature! We've got just four weeks to reach our goal. We can do it with your help! Here's the link: http://neighborgoods.net/kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
Be among the first to try out NeighborGoods 2.0 sharing groups! Create your own NeighborGoods 2.0 sharing group for your book club, small business or religious group. Every supporter will also get exclusive updates on our progress and the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions as we work to improve NeighborGoods.
Pledge $25 or more
For just a little more money, we'll help you get your sharing group off to great start! In addition to your sharing group and project updates, we’ll send you a promotion kit for your group including flyers, stickers, and tips for building a successful sharing group. We'll also feature your group on the site and thank you publicly on our blog.
Pledge $50 or more
Supporters at the $50 level receive all the rewards listed above and will also be invited to an online workshop with our community manager. The workshop will bring together group managers to discuss effective strategies for getting the most benefit out of NeighborGoods groups. We'll work together to help you improve your community!
Pledge $100 or more
YOU'RE THE ULTIMATE NEIGHBOR! In addition to all of the rewards above, you'll be able to show off your love of sharing with a NeighborGoods "Borrow Me" t-shirt.
Look to the left <---- and scroll down to see one in action.
Pledge $250 or more
You are a sharing guru! In addition to all the rewards above, we'll send you a copy of our favorite book, What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. You'll learn all about how sharing is sweeping the globe and maybe even be inspired to join the movement with a project of your own!
Pledge $750 or more
BEST CHOICE FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES! In addition to all the rewards above, our community manager will work with you directly to build an active sharing community. We'll help you set up the group and import your email list. We'll work with you to promote the group and be available to answer questions any time. We're talking enterprise service at this donation level.
Pledge $5,000 or more
Want to show your community a good time? For $5,000 you'll receive all of the rewards above and we’ll help you plan and execute a great launch party for your new local sharing group. We'll even come to your party with banners and stickers to help you celebrate! (Sorry we can't foot the bill for the party.)
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