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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

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UK Government Matches Crowdfunded Projects

The British government is supporting crowdfunding by matching amounts raised where the project is meant to preserve historic sites, places, buildings, cultures and traditions. So-called “heritage” projects that raise between £4,000 and £40,000 have their funds matched by the Heritage … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Regulated At Local Level

Charity crowdfunding is now being regulated by none other than the Naugaunee Public Schools Board of Education. Where is Naugaunee? It’s is a city in Marquette County, Michigan, with a population of ~4,568. The NPSBE dictate says that any teacher … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts Force Teachers to Crowdfund

Arizonans can thank their Republican legislature for subjecting their schools to a larger percent-change cut in education funding from 2008 to 2014 than any other state. So, teachers there are turning to crowdfunding to replace supplies, books and other educational … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Crowdfunding To Enhance Classroom Experiences

Teachers, who typically pay out of their own pocket for numerous school supplies, are turning to crowdfunding to give their classes a headstart. CNBC reports that “DonorsChoose.org, which focuses solely on education projects, says it raised more than $100 million. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Spawns New Service Industry

Crowdfunding as a concept has spawned crowdfunding as an industry of service providers. Aside from legal, Upwork shows 12 categories of crowdfunding freelance jobs that include: web/software developer, IT/networking, data/analytics, marketing, writing, customer service, and accounting/consulting. You won’t get rich … Continue reading

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