Spend Like It Matters
Local businesses bring cultural diversity, contribute philanthropically, and they simply make our communities better.
Support the small businesses that shape our communities.
Learn who is behind a business.
Feel more connected.
Life is busy.
We make it easy.
Intentionalist is an online guide to intentional spending that supports small businesses and diverse local communities. We make it easy for you to find local restaurants, bars, gyms, shops, and more owned by women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ, families, and differently abled people. Beyond serving as a directory, Intentionalist supports community connection through business profiles based on interviews with local business owners, and meet-ups that provide the opportunity to meet them and learn about the stories behind their businesses.
It all starts with everyday decisions about where we buy a cup of coffee, work out, or pick up a birthday gift. Whether you identify as a localist, activist, or just a good neighbor, Intentionalist helps you contribute to the businesses that keep our communities vibrant and diverse.
Intentionalist is powered by a small but mighty team that is truly diverse in both identity and experience. We are mission-driven change makers with expertise that spans marketing, design, technology, and communications. Our advisors are industry thought leaders, technology experts, investors, and entrepreneurs who share our passion for economic inclusion.
Founder & CEO
Laura is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow and alumna of Carleton College and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.