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Celebrity Shamed Into Shutting Crowdfunding Campaign

You don’t know him in the U.S., but they do in Australia. Jeans designer Dan Single was shamed into closing his crowdfunding plea by furious donors. Single apparently fell from the balcony of a hotel in Paris, breaking most of … Continue reading

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Dems Crowdfund To Rebuild Firebombed Republican HQ

This election is not totally depressing. While you can be shocked that the GOP headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina was firebombed (despicable), a Democrat from Massachusetts has set up a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild it. Noting that “we do not … Continue reading

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Headache Either Way

What happens if your crowdfunded project to stuff thousands of rubber balls into an empty house doesn’t happen? Do the donors get their money back? The ancestor to crowdfunding, subscription publishing (for the “quirky, taboo or porn”), traditionally returned funds … Continue reading

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World’s Best Crowd Funder

Who’s the world’s best crowd funder? It’s President Obama by a long shot. All told, the campaign’s online fundraising apparatus brought in $525 million. Haven’t seen anyone beat this. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/obama-campaign-final-fundraising-total-1-billion-86445.html

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