Circulating, Capital, Data, and Knowledge between People, Places, and Systems
INVESTED PUBLIC NETWORK™ (IPN)
We are undergoing big shifts within our views on how local economies have worked and will work in the future; requiring struggle across our economic, natural, political, and cultural systems. This is an exciting time to develop new ways for our communities to thrive as we move from industrial age operating structures into a knowledge economy organized around creating relational systems that realize layers of dynamic returns, generating livelihoods for our present and future generations.
IPN is a strategic, systems-focused, community revenue building company that aims to re-imagine the financing of public projects for the benefit of the community.
We are composed of two operating entities:
FuelingMain.com, a municipality/county-focused project funding management platform for implementing public goods projects that deliver meaningful benefits and,
FuelingMain IPF*, a development strategy firm that helps communities build capacity by designing and implementing projects phased to activate short-, mid-, and long-term productive value designed around local returns.
Together they deliver a value-action solution to creative communities by:
Empowering citizen, business, and organization capacity to imagine public good projects that are designed to grow local livelihoods
Generating new revenue streams, through hybrid public private partnerships that lower the cost of capital
Extending existing public capital resources by activating a sequence of short, medium, and long-term value producing initiatives and offerings
Circulating project capital to more community citizen’s and their investment portfolios, design for layered returns
Implementing projects appropriately scaled to the particularity of a community’s people, place, and system situation
Deploying performance data and applied knowledge to enhance future client and community public project thinking and doing
Learning good design and governance practices by enacting model public project initiatives, offerings and post-offerings
Our Approach to Building Community Revenues
Our platform and processes directly engage community stakeholders, align and bundle project capital, and supply data and knowledge to our clients.
We offer four municipality/county client pathways:
Do-it-yourself: Invested Public Funding (IPF™). Clients can either use the FuelingMain.com platform process to guide them through a series of self-generated worksheets or work with FuelingMain project development consultants to generate funding initiatives and offerings for their projects(s).
Deepen the effects: Invested Public Systems (IPS™). Co-create a contextualized process for generating and implementing appropriate projects within the IPN™ strategic systems framework that furthers the above value-actions.
Activate strategic growth: Invested Public/Private Partnership (IPP3™). Start by working with us to realize better outcomes in your public/private partnership relationships designed to build revenue streams for the city/county, circulate more capital locally, and keep you involved in actively directing the future of your community.
Insert next-level innovation: Invested Public Data (IPD™). Combine the FuelingMain.com platform initiative, offering, and post offering data with the IPF™/ IPS™/ IPP3™ processes and strategies to generate new fonts of knowledge that can be used to create new sources of revenue and drive layers of value to enhance return to local actors.
An IPN™ Company
Ask us for a demo of our online engagement, education, investment, and management platform designed to implement project initiatives and offerings, circulate local revenues, build a funding history for successive projects, and understand our communities in deeper ways with extensive knowledge dashboards.
Partner with us
We have spent three years designing and developing a systemic, innovative community-based funding model for sustain critical public goods projects.
We are presently partnering with a number of cities, counties, and states to acquire the capital needed to generate and implement the first series of projects in order to create a project funding system that better meets community needs.
The list of desired but deferred public projects that underpin local sustainability, infrastructure effectiveness, and social connections is growing
ESG/Impact investment community seeks new deal flow that builds citizen and entity interest and access to projects that offer layers of local returns
An increasing number of communities are facing limited tax capacity and rising costs
Vast amounts of investor capital seek investments with direct relationships to their livelihood, can diversify their portfolios, and strengthen foundational systems
New regulations allow and have expanded the ability of non-accredited and accredited investors to invest in privately organized projects
Present and upcoming generations seek a more relational form of capitalism that supports “skin-in-the-game” investment opportunities aligned to their livelihoods and local future
The 2008 financial collapse coupled with the growing costs and urgency of climate change, and recent COVID economic impacts are pushing the limits of traditional public finance tools based on taxes and bonds. This current state of affairs requires an alternative public good projects funding model