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Crowdfunding Becoming Electronic Panhandling

Fed up with getting crowdfunding pleas from women who want to remove the tattoo from their forehead? One blogger has “new rules” on when she will donate: someone she knows & trusts makes a personal plea; the campaign gets someone … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Can Now Learn Startup Basics From the Experts

What does the incubator that hosted Airbnb, Dropbox and Reddit know about startups? Whatever it is,it is now willing to teach it to anyone interested in learning. YCombinator, Silicon Valley’s famous accelerator, is putting out a free online course on … Continue reading

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Creative Crowdfunding

Would you give away your product for free to help fund your next product? That’s what (Ms.) Stewart Thorndike is doing to raise funds for her new film. Tribeca tells about the Kickstarter campaign for “Putney”* that lets potential donors … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Based On a Higher Authority

Based on the Buddist model of unconditional giving called “dana,” a new crowdfunding web portal is launching for filmmakers and artists known as dana.io. The portal is NOT charging a fee to crowdfunders, but instead is asking for contributions. ¬†Kickstarter, … Continue reading

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Free Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding now is easier and cheaper with CrowdTilt (no endorsement implied). ¬† TechCrunch reports that Crowdhoster, a full-featured, open-source, customizable crowdfunding tool, opened its doors last week. CrowdHoster “will allow anyone to launch their own campaign without having to touch … Continue reading

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The Crowd Will Set You Free

Give your work away and the crowd will support you. The Gospel According to Amanda Palmer: “So I fought my way off my label and for my next project with my new band, the Grand Theft Orchestra, I turned to … Continue reading

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