Tag Archives: fund raising

Irish Pro-Choice Crowdfunding Site Attacked

As of 1983, abortions became constitutionally illegal in Ireland by the Eighth Amendment, although women are allowed to leave the country to obtain one. Together For Yes is a social movement and #crowdfunding campaign that is seeking to overturn the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Closed To Alt-Right

Apparently, the last alt-right crowdfunding site has gone dormant according to Hornet. Started by a Perdue University student, Maker Support has stopped taking pledges. That follows the hibernation of Hatreon, a site that mimicked Patreon. Apparently, the reason for their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creeps Into Healthcare Debate

Crowdfunding may be creeping into the health care debate as many in the United Kingdom are now seeking the kindness of strangers. BuzzFeed News has reported that almost 25% of persons prescribed a wheelchair are not receiving one due to … Continue reading

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Republican Sees Crowdfunded Challenge

Have you seen video of those raucous Town Hall meetings where citizens are now figuring out what a “repeal” of ObamaCare will do to them? Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was the subject of one last weekend and as a result, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Appear to Troll Mother

The charitable crowdfunding crowd has pushed back so hard that a mother seeking to raise GBP5,000 to fund her family’s trip to DisneyWorld has (supposedly) withdrawn her plea after raising only GBP15. The responses were harsh, reprimanding her for asking … Continue reading

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Truth Squad Crowdfunds Successfully

The election has been good for the news business contrary to claims of a dishonest press. Politifact’s Truth Squad has crowdfunded over $100,000 in 16 days from over 1,000 contributors. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have seen … Continue reading

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Charitable Crowdfunding: Trust But Verify. But How?

Americans are an empathetic bunch as the recent GoFundMe campaign shows. But should they be more cautious? A person posting as “R.b. “Razor” Sheldon on behalf of Amber Boyd” started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the family of the challenged … Continue reading

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Pedophile Drug Crowdfunding Campaign Hits Wall

Scientists have been using crowdfunding to fund their research as government resources tighten. However, Swedish researchers have come up short of their campaign to raise funds for a new drug that they hope will stop pedophiles. The group has raised … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding While Cleaning Toilets

With crowdfunding now a $34 Billion a year industry, it is starting to change lives. As noted in the Washington Post article, crowdfunding is helping struggling artists get a start while they clean toilets to pay the rent. Crowdfunding seems … Continue reading

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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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