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Crowdfunding Math

Crowdfunding math: How many backers do you need to hit 30% of your crowdfunding target in the first 48 hours (which is a leading indicator that you will ultimately hit the target by the end of the period)? One guy … Continue reading

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Rival Crowdfunding Campaigns Stoke Racial Tensions

Rival crowdfunding campaigns after an acquittal in a murder trial have caused concern, not here in the US, but up in Saskatchewan, Canada. White farmer Gerald Stanley, 56, was acquitted of murdering a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lets Fans Become Promoters

Visual  and  audio artists are connecting more than ever with fans through crowdfunding sites like LegionM and Weeshing. The deal is pretty simple: fans contribute to a film or band that they like which allows the production to happen. In … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Release US Student From Chinese Jail

Montanans (Montanians?) are crowdfunding today to raise $8,000 in order to free a University student from a Chinese jail. Guthrie McLean was arrested Sunday in Zhengzhou, a small town about 500 miles southwest of Beijing. “He’s accused of attacking and … Continue reading

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Large Pharma Matches Crowdfunding Donations

Large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been supporting a global public health crowdfunding website for the past two years. The CaringCrowd platform raises money from the public that is matched by J&J up to $250 per person per project … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … Continue reading

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Open Source Software Crowdfunding

Riding below the headlines are crowdfunding sites like Gratipay and OpenCollective that are used to fund open source software development, maintenance and patching. Unlike the biggies (Kickstarter, Indiegogo), it takes no cut of the donations that are used to keep … Continue reading

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