San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
"We are excited to see CommunityLeader among the first crowdfunding platforms to adopt the CAPS program. CommunityLeader strives to bring crowdfunding investment opportunities to Main Street investors. The platform is highly functional and the people behind it have made great efforts to mitigate the risk of fraud,” said Kevin Berg Grell, PhD CAPS program director. “A unique feature of CommunityLeader is that their platform provides a personal campaign manager, who becomes the link between individual projects and individual investors; this is one of many innovations that the platform makes to create a safer ecosystem around the posted campaigns.”
The Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program is an initiative by Crowdsourcing.org to promote the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms (http://www.crowdsourcing.org/caps#13776). The program was specifically designed to protect both the people pledging or investing capital, and the businesses or projects raising such capital required to achieve their goals. CAPS is supported by an advisory council of leading platform operators and industry experts and all accreditation criteria will be reviewed annually to ensure high standards of performance.
“CommunityLeader is honored to have achieved the CAPS certification as crowd sourcing’s highest standard for a crowdfunding platform,” said Joseph Barisonzi, CEO of CommunityLeader, Inc. “It is essential that both businesses and investors are able to connect with confidence in this new emerging market. The CAPS accreditation process will help support the development of needed standards that promote discipline, transparency, and integrity.”
CommunityLeader is about connecting qualified companies and investors in and outside their community. In the emerging crowdfunding market, CommunityLeader’s user-friendly, yet disciplined CampaignLeader platform, provides security, compliance and success to businesses while ensuring transparency and accountability for their investors. CommunityLeader provides existing and new businesses the legal, accounting, marketing, operational, and resource support to run a successful crowdfunding capital campaign. For more information on CommunityLeader, visit http://www.communityleader.com.