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Orlando Victims Crowdfunding

One of the major issues with “charity” crowdfunding is trying to determine whether the money you are sending will be responsibly delivered to the victims of the crisis. The Washington Post reports that the crowdfunding campaign for the Orlando shooting … 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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Launch UMD Provides Students With Crowdfunding Portal

The University of Maryland has created its own crowdfunding site to fund student endeavors. Called “Launch MD” the portal offers donors a chance to contribute to such projects as new uniforms for the Terp Dance Team to more cerebral endeavors … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Is REAL

Kickstarter, the rewards-based crowdfunding website, announced that on March 3, 2014, the sitepassed $1 BILLION in pledges, pledged by 5.7 million people to creative projects worldwide. The top 3 pledging countries were: United States: $663M, the UK $54M and Canada … Continue reading

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The Shame of Crowdfunding

As noted previously, the crowd funding phenomena has created a new class of consultants who, according to a WSJ article, get 5% to 13% of the net take and have earned  $20-30,000 per year. These professionals create buzz about their … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian Institution Crowd Funds Yoga Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution  said today  it has launched its first major crowdfunding campaign, going online to support an exhibition on the visual history of yoga, according to Potomac Techwire. “The organization is utilizing a platform developed by San Francisco-based Razoo for … Continue reading

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Studio Cops to Kickstarter Campaign

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara apparently acknowledged that it was the studio, not an independent producer, who orchestrated the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie. The CEO’s strategy is to  balance the maintenance of profits from traditional sources while … Continue reading

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