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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Shows Cracks In Our Society

Sick society? Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, asserts that crowdfunding and the “gig” economy actually represent huge societal problems. “Middle class life is now 30 percent more expensive than it was 20 years ago, Quart … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Perish!

Incorporate or perish! Universities are now pushing professors to commercialize their research as the number of university inspired startups have risen 16% in 2013 from an increase of 5% in 2012 over 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Called … Continue reading

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