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Smithsonian Shares Crowdfunding Stats

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. is a very happy crowdfunder and has shared its crowdfunding statistics with the public. The Museum, with the help of Kickstarter, crowdfunded two campaigns, one to save Neil Armstrong’s (first moon walker) space suit … Continue reading

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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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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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Crowd-Filming?

Too far? Non-profit Borscht Corp, an open-source collaborative dedicated to telling Miami stories, is attempt to crowd-film a remake of Brian DePalma’s Scarface¬†(which they note is, itself a remake of Howard Hawk’s 1932 picture of the same name) by having … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding For A Cause

Crowd funding is being used to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. NPR ran a story about a young lady who posted her donation page and quickly collected funds from people she knew and from those she didn’t. Proceeds were … Continue reading

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