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GoFundMe Acquires CrowdRise

Consolidation comes to the charity crowdfunding industry as GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise. And I say “industry” because GoFundMe has raised “$3 billion since 2010 from 25 million+ donors across over 2 million campaigns.” At a 5% commission, that’s $150MILLION in topline … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills Won’t Cover All Costs

Obama Care was supposed to help average Americans pay for their healthcare. But, as costs continue to climb, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay huge catastrophic hospital bills. However, a recent survey found that only about 11% of those … Continue reading

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Woz Has Stopped Contributing To Crowdfunding

Steve Wozniak, the other Steve founder of Apple, is down on crowdfunding. He’s supported many campaigns in the past but complains that by the time he receives the product “they either didn’t work or didn’t do things as well as … Continue reading

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Facebook Crowdfunding Game Changer Coming?

TechCrunch reports that Facebook may be attempting to compete in the crowdfunding space with Kickstarter. Facebook, with over 1 billion users, has recently opened “Fundraiser that allows nonprofits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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What Investors Really Mean…

If you’re trying to raise funding, you soon realize that you need a pretty thick skin and can’t be afraid of rejection. PandoDaily has cracked the code that we all know, but just can seem to translate (reality check in … Continue reading

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Cold Water for Crowdfunders

A little cold water for crowdfunders: Most Kickstarter campaigns have failed. As of today, some stats from Kickstarter. Since inception, Kickstarter has raised over $920 million. Fees to Kickstarter have totaled approximately $46 million (5%), with payment processing fees of … Continue reading

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