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Crowdfunding Medical Costs Grows Exponentially

Will we become a society of Blanche DuBois-es when it comes to our medical bills under the Republican health care legislation? It seems so, as Bloomberg notes that: “Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring have turned sympathy for Americans … 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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Another Hollywood Crowdfunding Campaign

If you want a chance to work with Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum and other stars in a new Wes Anderson animated film, you may want to donate to Anderson’s crowdfunding “raffle.” The donations will be used to preserve … Continue reading

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Top Crowdfunding Sites – No Equity

The top crowdfunding sites by web traffic (measured by Alexa and Compete and supposedly non-biased) are: gofundme, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Teespring, Patreon, YouCaring, CrowdRise, DonorsChoose, Kiva and GiveForward. This list is said to be updated daily. Note the number of charity … Continue reading

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When Does Crowdfunding Become Tacky?

At what point does crowdfunding become tacky? Is it OK to ask for money for your medical treatments? Pay for your lawyer? How about your wedding? What if you want a new car? Or will you pay for my Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites by Traffic

According to GoFundMe, the top 10 crowdfunding sites by internet traffic are: GoFundMe (what?), Kickstarter, Indiegogo, TeeSpring, Causes, YouCaring, GiveForward, CrowdRise, Patreon and FirstGiving. Notable that almost half of the sites could be considered “charity” portals to help others. Fees … Continue reading

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