Category Archives: Charity

Alt-Right Sites Help Crowdfunders, Others

If you think that the Silicon Valley liberals are overreaching, then there are alternatives to go to. For example, if Kickstarter has banned your product, crowdfund on Hatreon. Other alternative sites, catering primarily to “right minded” folks include: Real(dot)Video that … Continue reading

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Altruism Pushes Crowdfunders Over Their Target

Two researchers have uncovered the psychology to crowdfunding. A paper from the UCLA Anderson School notes that as the crowdfunding campaign nears its targeted goal, the herding mentality of investors is initiated (play with the winner) and risk of failure … Continue reading

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Russia Defense Crowdfunding Stalls

Based on the crowds filling the rallies, you would think that the fund to defend Administration officials in the Mueller Russia investigation would be bulging. But the crowdfunding efforts of the “Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust’s disclosure reports show that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Abortion Movie To Hit Theaters in October

Coming to a theater near you soon will be the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” Kermit Gosnell was a Philadelphia abortionist who was sentenced to life in prison on three first-degree murder convictions for killing babies … Continue reading

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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Baseball GM Crowdfunding For Life

We’ve learned that in baseball, players are fungible. But what about management? Washington Nationals’ Doug Harris, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has leukemia and can’t afford the $400,000 treatments on his big league salary … Continue reading

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Trouble in Crowdfunding Parad-Ice

Nothing like a messy divorce in the world of amateur ice skating to create crowdfunding havoc. When the duo of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin began their quest for Olympic gold, Gamelin’s parents set up a charity crowdfunding campaign to … Continue reading

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