Category Archives: Charity

Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding Site Picks 2 Pilots For Grants

Seed & Spark, the online film and television crowdfunding platform ran a contest for “creators of color” in September. If they could reach their crowdfunding goal in a month and attract 500 or more followers, they would be entered into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can Help Women Gain In Entertainment

One way to gain female representation in the big entertainment companies, suggests this author, is through crowdfunding. Building on a University of Wisconsin-Madison study, he thinks that female creatives could use crowdfunding to build their portfolio. In the experiment, the … Continue reading

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Sick Crowdfunders Spending On Quacks

With the Congress still trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and many states kicking people off of Medicaid, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay for expensive medical treatments. However, a recent study found that a lot of that … Continue reading

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Dark Money Pushes Against Crowdfunders

Fighting back against the crowdfunding campaign trying to unseat U.S. Senator Susan Collins is a dark money group, the Judicial Crisis Network, putatively backed by the Koch brothers. According to McClatchy “JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive … Continue reading

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Sports Crowdfunding Site Claims NCAA Compliant

There’s a new sports crowdfunding portal from Norway that claims to use Artificial Intelligence and is NCAA compliant. On the AI side, it says that its “Genius Wizard” will create a crowdfunding site for you in just a few seconds … Continue reading

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