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Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign. Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected … Continue reading

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Quickbooks Surprises Crowdfunders

A “white knight” has backed a minority owned cosmetics crowdfunding campaign. A venture arm of Quickbooks, Intuit’s software accounting arm, called “Backed by Quickbooks” researches promising crowdfunding campaigns and makes donations to help them reach their crowdfunding targets. Here, BbQ … Continue reading

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Question Charitable Crowdfunding

Americans are a generous people. But recent crowdfunding scams, particularly in the “charitable” arena show that perhaps this is too much of a good thing. An Outline article notes “The psychological root of crowdfunding campaigns for non-financial hardships stems from … Continue reading

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Worst Crowdfunding Reward: A Hug?

Crowdfunding rewards have run from a cool new high tech product to a DVD of a horror film. But those who 4,765 backers who donated $661,452 to the Kickstarter campaign for the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art … Continue reading

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UK Campaign To Stop Arms Sales Crowdfunding Court Fees

The British Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)is crowdfunding to pay court ordered fees. Not to be outdone by the United States, the United Kingdom has authorized and shipped £4.6 billion in missiles and bombs to Saudi Arabia for its proxy war … Continue reading

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How To Screw Up A Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding screwups come in multiple varieties. The most popular screwup is to raise a ton of money, then not deliver your pre-sold product or be incredibly late and fail to inform your buyers. One example of multiple screwups is Mate … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Idea: Novel AND Useful

Want to make sure your crowdfunding campaign doesn’t meet its target? Then have a company that is a novel business that provides useful solutions to tough problems. Although that sounds like the perfect combination, a new study says: “When projects … Continue reading

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