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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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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker.¬†Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Help Underprivileged Kids See “Black Panther”

A group in Ypsilanti, MI are crowdfunding to pay admission for underprivileged kids to go see the movie “Black Panther” when it opens on February 16. “Hero Nation-Ypsilanti, a local comics convention, set out in early January to raise $3,000 … Continue reading

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British Women Crowdfund Their Way To The Olympics

If you see a British women’s bobsled at the Winter Olympics with the words “Powered by the People,” that’s the sleigh of Mica McNeill. The women’s team was told in September that the GB Olympic team could only afford to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding A Bully Defense

Crowdfunding a bully defense is now a thing. So, a UK YouTube comedian goes online to ravage a multi-millionaire landlord who allegedly “banned “coloured” tenants from his properties, claiming it was due to “the curry smell they leave behind.”” The … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only¬†35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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