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Artist Crowdfunding Platform Suspending Adult Content

It’s well known that federally insured banks have been hands-off with respect to the legal cannabis trade. Now, apparently, payment processors are starting to deny service to content creators who crowdfund on the artist subscription web platform Patreon. A number … Continue reading

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Portal Patreon Cuts Back On NSFW Content

A “patron” is a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. Patreon is a crowdfunding portal that permits people to make subscription payments to artists that they want to support. While¬† its terms … 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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Crowdfunding “Sin” Businesses

Is it harder to raise funding if you operate a “sin” company? For years, entrepreneurs in the legal gambling, tobacco, firearms, alcohol and, particularly, sex industries have had the additional hurdle of convincing investors that their products should not be … Continue reading

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Fake News Busting Site Snopes Crowdfunding For Survival

The popular myth- and fake news-busting website Snopes is now crowdfunding in order to, apparently, fend off a hostile takeover by its web host. The GoFundMe page says that “vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues … Continue reading

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News Website Crowdfunds For “No Bullshit” Journalism

“No bullshit” journalism finds crowdfunding love in Switzerland. A news website startup that never published an article has raised over $2 million, exceeding its $750,000 goal, in two weeks, promising three “well researched, well sourced, and factual” articles per day. … Continue reading

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Do Millennials Rely on Crowdfunding?

An op-ed piece by a millennial suggests that the reason that generation has turned to crowdfunding is because of the “breakdown in the social safety net.” It is posited that they have responded to the financial crisis with “community support, … Continue reading

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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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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … Continue reading

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Political Crowdfunding Entices Contract Breach

Is it right to ask someone to breach his/her contract? Can it please be over? Aside from getting hit up every day (sometimes numerous times/day) for political donations, there is now a GoFundMe campaign to pay the legal expenses and/or … Continue reading

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