As anyone who has tried to start a community garden, neighbourhood group or not-for-profit project knows, funding is hard to get. We need a better way to allocate money and engage the public in community building projects. We need a local crowdfunding site where ideas can be posted, and the people of Guelph can invest their own money, contributions from their employers, and maybe even a portion of their taxes in the projects that matter most to them. By re-inventing the way we fund, we can invest smarter, engage better, and get more amazing things happening in our community. To build a functional prototype, we need $12,000.