Category Archives: Tax

Crowdfunding To Prevent “Lunch Shaming”

I guess we’ll be seeing more of this in the next four years: a teacher in Texas is crowdfunding to pay off school lunch debt to prevent kids from being “lunch shamed.” KXAN reports that “At some Texas schools, students … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Subscriptions To Ms. Magazine For Wyoming Legislators

How do you educate your state legislators about the gender wage gap and other woman-oriented issues? Start a crowdfunding campaign to buy each lawmaker a subscription to “Ms.” magazine. They may not read it, but it may end up in … Continue reading

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Austin, Texas Crowdfunding To Replace State Grants Due To Immigration Policy

The city of Austin, Texas is crowdfunding to cover costs that the State has unfunded due to Austin’s Sheriff’s position that it will not totally enforce the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Governor Greg Abbott has cut $1.5 million in state … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Platform Profits By Helping Others

If charity begins at home, GoFundMe is a great example of that. With over $3 billion raised from more than 25 million donors since it started in 2010, quick and dirty math suggests that its owners have pulled in more … Continue reading

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Stupid Crowdfunding Trick

Stupidest crowdfunding idea ever: A microbrewery in Ohio is asking “investors” (really gamblers) to plunk down $47.50 per share, vote for either black or red, and say how many shares they want to gamble. After the closing, the votes will … Continue reading

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States Start to Compete With SEC Crowdfunding Regs

States are now starting to compete with the new Securities and Exchange Commission Crowdfunding regulations by passing laws and regulations that, for example, provide for a larger investment (up to $10,000), and, in Minnesota may soon provide a refundable tax … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Continue to Innovate

One of the problems with crowdfunding is that putting money into one project risks that the project will (likely) fail. Fundrise has now created a “mutual fund” of a number of real estate projects (for acccredited investors) that will invest … Continue reading

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