Member (Follower) Survey 2013

Survey Results!  55 people responded.  That’s almost 10% of our network, which is great.  If you’d like to add your voice now, please take the survey here.

Meet the Network! Please take a minute to read through the results and get to know who is in our network, what they are interested in doing and where they are located.

Congratulations to our Raffle Winner: Thomas Cusack who will be receiving a NY Mouth Gift Bag.  FYI, his number was selected at Random.org.

SURVEY RESULTS –

Surveys Received to Date: 55

How did you first hear about Slow Money NYC?

  • Website www.slowmoneynyc.org = 2
  • Parent Organization – SlowMoney.org = 15
  • Meetup.com – Slow Money NYC = 7
  • Event sponsored by Slow Money NYC = 6
  • Presentation by Slow Money NYC at a Conference = 1
  • Facebook – Slow Money NYC = 1
  • Personal introduction to Slow Money NYC = 14
  • Other = 9

What best describes you?

  • I am an investor = 14
  • I am a business owner or entrepreneur = 20
  • I work at a small, local sustainable food business or food justice organization = 8
  • I work for a foundation, financial institution or investment company of some kind = 5
  • I am a consultant or service provider to small business = 12
  • Nothing above describes me accurately = 15

Please provide any details about yourself :

  • I am a consultant to foundations and impact investors seeking sustainable food investments.
  • http://www.andrewwillner.com/about/
  • I direct a non-profit that is both providing education about sustainable agriculture and sustainable fuels and is making angel scale investments in early stage companies working in that space.
  • part time organic blueberry producer, investing in more bushes and other farm needs for 5 years
  • I am am educator and concerned with being part of a new economy that invests for the long term thriving of the planet.
  • I am a minister at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are very interested in food justice work.
  • I founded a business in the children’s “edutainment” space. My goal is to provide local farmers with educational content that they can use to help children learn about where there food comes from.
  • I work with organizations on identity management and customer service.
  • Small scale food grower, on board of food justice organizations
  • Also sustainability activist.
  • I am a licensed acupuncturist, and a massage student, and my partner is a small business owner.
  • Curious person
  • An individual who is interested in and believes in the philosophy that underlies slow money.
  • Looking for alternatives to the Wall St/Washington DC rip off machine for retirement savings. And, to invest in the future of this country, by re-localizing our economy away from globalized oil dependent supply-chains, not any other country.
  • I am President of a 501(c)(3) which operates a sustainable production, demonstration and research organic farm and garden, B&B; and Organic Restaurant. Our mission is to educate people and train farmers in the importance of Organic Agriculture, consumption of nutritious locally grown food and sustainable living. We are located in Northern NY on the border with Canada, within a 4 hour drive of over 30 Million people.
  • My current role is not focused on socially responsible investing, but is an interest of mine.
  • AVID GARDENER COMPOSTER EDUCATOR ENVIRONMENTALIST
  • I own a 501c3 organic farm supported by a foundation in which I am president, and I invest in a few other projects.
  • I help connect worthy local sustainable food businesses with slow money investors, and other public and private funding sources.
  • I provide business and IT consulting services to non-profits and other enterprises with a focus on food systems, animal welfare and nature conservation.
  • I worked in a healthy foods access program in New Jersey until recently. I would like to become a small investor. I believe that I could find you more members, but I don’t know if you make investments in New Jersey and/or if you have New Jersey members. Indeed, I would consider establishing a NJ chapter of Slow Money depending on what I learn from you about the above.
  • Psychotherapist with specialty in buddhism, financial trauma, recovery from brain damage, and multiple personality–sometimes in the same person, sometimes not!

What is your interest in Slow Money NYC?

  • Funding for my business. = 11
  • Receiving assistance to help prepare my business for investment. = 7
  • Investing in small, local sustainable food business. = 25
  • Becoming a Member and Receiving Specialized Services = 3
  • Volunteering to help build Slow Money NYC. = 9
  • Learning more about Slow Money NYC and its approach to impact investing. = 34
  • Networking Opportunities with People Aligned to Slow Money NYC. = 37
  • Partnering or collaborating with Slow Money NYC. = 17
  • Supporting Mission and work of Slow Money NYC = 30

If you are interested in investing in slow food and farm enterprises- how much would you want to/be able to invest?

  • Up to $100 = 18
  • Up to $500 = 10
  • Up to $1,000 = 1
  • Up to $5,000 = 9
  • Up to $10,000 = 5
  • More than $10,000 = 12

Are you a Slow Money member?

Age Range?

  • 18-25 = 1
  • 25-35 = 13
  • 35-45 = 12
  • 45-55 = 17
  • 55-65 = 8
  • Over 65 = 4

Favorite Local Food?

  • West Village CSA
  • grazin’ angus farm, norwich meadow farm, hu kitchen, blossom, candle, mana
  • Egg (Restaurant)
  • Flying Pigs pork
  • greens
  • blueberries! right off the bushes
  • Oyster mushrooms at the moment
  • Doc’s Hard Cider (from Warwick, NY)
  • sour cherries in July from upstate NY – freeze for winter pies
  • near bout anything that I grow at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, especially the blueberries
  • Tomatillo
  • Raw Honey
  • tomatoes
  • Dig Inn (Restaurant)
  • sweet corn
  • Shake shack burger
  • RAMP PESTO
  • organic fruit of any kind
  • My daughter’s maple syrup!
  • Baked in Red Hook
  • whatever is in front me.
  • That’s a great question! And I am kind of embarrassed to not have a ready answer. But now I will start looking for one!
  • vegetarian Indian food

Zip Codes? 

  • NYC: Manhattan: 10002, 10003, 10003, 10003, 10009, 10011, 10014, 10014, 10014, 10016, 10019, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10025, 10025, 10026, 10029, 10032, 10035, 10075, 10128;
  • NYC: Brooklyn: 11205, 11205, 11205, 11211, 11211, 11213, 11221, 11231, 11231, 11238;
  • NYC: Bronx: 10461, 10474;
  • NYC: Woodside (Queens): 11377.
  • NY: Pomona: 10970; Williston Park: 11596, 11596; Ossining: 10562; Piermont: 10968; Irvington: 10533; East Meredith: 13757; East Hampton: 11937; Morristown: 13664; Dobbs Ferry:  10522; Essex: 12936; Hudson: 12534; Newburgh: 12550; Locust Valley: 11560; Port Jefferson: 11777.
  • NJ: Keyport: 07735; Princeton: 08542; Montclair: 07043.
  • CT: Stamford: 06901.
  • Raleigh, NC: 27607.