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We believe this is the richest time in the history of the United States of America to collaborate, make a difference, solve social, economic and environmental challenges, manifest StewardHeirShip™ over wealth, and leave a legacy!

What Good Would You Do With A Million Dollars A Year

Through our new Community Economic Development Benefit Corporation, we plan to help introduce millions of people to the unprecedented opportunities available through the Benefit Corporation model, Equity CrowdFinancing, Infopreneurship and the field of Community Economic Development (that includes Self-help, Empowerment and Capacity-building). We will utilize several forthcoming publications and programs to help launch the public awareness campaign and attract cofounders.

Expanding the Circle of Success

Solutions for Problems That Affect People, Places and our Planet!
Cover Page - 7 Trillion Dollar Partnerships
An Invitation to Help Generate Expanded Individual and Collective Capacities for Solving Social, Economic, and Environmental “Ultimate Success Puzzles” by Combining Community Economic Development, Benefit Corporations, and Equity Crowd Funding

Example One - Major Project Components

Establishing CAN DO! CED Empowerment Resource Centers and ETMS™ (Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems)

Example two - Major Project Components

Coproducing Development Training and Community Empowerment Programs

Example Three - Major Project Components

Providing Resources from Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award Recipients

Example Four - Focusing on doing good

What Good Would You Do With A Million Dollars A Year?

Invitation to help generate expanded individual and collective capacities to solve problems that affect people, places, and out planet!

By combining CED principles and practices of Self-help, Empowerment and Capacity-building with the Benefit Corporation model and Crowd Funding provisions of the JOBS Act, we will foster innovation, collaboration, job creation and sustainable communities. Our ultimate shared vision is to help individuals, organizations and communities actualize more of their potential to help solve social, economic and environmental challenges.

The network of CED Benefit Corporations, B Corps and non-profit CAN DO! Resource Centers will deliver training from Ultimate Destiny Hall of Fame Award recipients and other experts on “Successful Living Skills for the 21st Century” including Infopreneurship and Social Enterprise. The initial Cosponsors include Universal Stewardheirship, Inc.; CED Resource Center; and Ultimate Destiny University for Successful Living.

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Contact Charles E Betterton, MSCED

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We are in the process of compiling a book and developing programs and presentations based on the contents to help companies, non-profit organizations AND communities discover how they could prosper as they harness these unprecedented resources. That includes the new Benefit Corporation model and forthcoming Equity Crowd Financing provisions of the US JOBS Act along with the principles and practices of Community Economic Development (CED).

Brief Overview of the Main Topics Presented in the book and programs

The US JOBS ACT and Equity Crowd Financing:
The recently passed JOBS Act creates Crowdfunding opportunities, eases IPO rules, and will let businesses advertise and raise equity capital from non-accredited investors. It also allows non-accredited investors to invest in these companies based upon a percentage of their income. We’re combining the Principles and Practices of Community Economic Development (CED) with the new Benefit Corporation model and the Crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act to help foster innovation, collaboration, job creation, enlightened entrepreneurship, and sustainable communities. The book will provide expert guidance to help companies learn how to prepare to receive up to a million dollars a year in equity investment through the network of new platforms being established. It will also help non-accredited investors who will soon be able to take advantage of these previously unavailable equity opportunities learn what they need to know to make those investments and information on ways to minimize the risks involved. Benefit Corporations and B Corps Are Designed to Help “Expand the Circle of Success!” Benefit Corporations are a new class of cause-oriented corporation that create a material positive impact on society and the environment. Twenty six States & DC have passed legislation: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Legislation is pending in: Alaska, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin. B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. There are over 1,000 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. Community Economic Development (CED) consists of three main principles: Self-Help; Empowerment; and Capacity Building. CED strategies include issues such as: Local ownership of economic resources; Maximizing citizen participation; and Building the capacity of people to participate in and manage the development process. All Chapters Included in the Book:
Foreword; Introduction; Community Economic Development; Benefit Corporations and B Corps; CrowdFunding; Equity CrowdFinancing and the JOBS Act; Multi-Sector Collaborative Partnerships; Social Entrepreneurship; Infopreneurship; Cocreative Visioning and Strategic Planning; Success Stories; Featured Resources; Available Consulting and “Done For You” Services; About the Author and Contributors.