Monthly Archives: June 2017

BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Pro Choice Rights In Northern Ireland

“A,” a pregnant 15 year old, and “B,” her mother, are crowdfunding “important issues on reproductive rights of women from Northern Ireland who are UK citizens but face discrimination as they are blocked from accessing free abortion services (by the … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … Continue reading

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Norwegians Crowdfund To Restore Famous Male Rock Formation

Only in Norway, right? Norwegian activists launched a crowdfunding campaign to repair the damage to the popular Trollpikken rock formation near the southern coastal city of Stavanger to try to restore its unusual and beloved structure. It appeared that the … Continue reading

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Large Pharma Matches Crowdfunding Donations

Large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been supporting a global public health crowdfunding website for the past two years. The CaringCrowd platform raises money from the public that is matched by J&J up to $250 per person per project … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Local Clean Energy

A United Kingdom solar energy developer is starting a crowdfunding platform to raise funds to construct community energy projects. Individuals will be able to invest up to £20,000 a year “through community energy bonds within a tax-free Individual Savings Account … Continue reading

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