We strive for clarity.

We will always simplify complicated concepts and convert jargon to plain language. If we use confusing buzzwords or vague terminology in any of our communications, call us on it, publicly. 

We believe "attachment" is a human need, not a file icon.

We love technology, we use technology, but we aren't technology. Community-based investment cannot be automated. Technology is a powerful tool, but it's just a tool. Handshakes, eye contact, face-to-face discussion, and the clanking of glasses still matter. 

We are obsessively hands-on.

Ultimately community investors are investing in our clients, so they are the stars of the show. But Sidewalk Ventures pledges to be an ever-present supporting cast member, standing right behind our clients when they need to shine, beside them when they need a co-pilot, and out in front when it's better for the outside advisor to do the talking.

We are transparent.

Our fees for community fundraising will always be straightforward and clear. Our post-funding advisory package is simple and priced on a fixed-fee basis. Our fees for consulting, program development and project management will be clear and structured to avoid surprises. If we ever fail in this regard, call us on it, publicly.