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
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