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Official Crowdfunding Site For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

$2,952,253 raised by 42,463 people in 22 hours of the $3.5M goal for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. This is the official GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund Be ware of scams. Advertisements

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Medical Crowdfunding Scams Proliferate

Some folks think that the medical crowdfunding scam (i.e., fraud) is a result of a psychological problem called “factitious disorder,” which at its extreme is illustrated by Munchausen by proxy (where a caregiver purposely causes another, usually a child, to … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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Facebook Crowdfunding Game Changer Coming?

TechCrunch reports that Facebook may be attempting to compete in the crowdfunding space with Kickstarter. Facebook, with over 1 billion users, has recently opened “Fundraiser that allows nonprofits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Moves Personal Crowdfunding To New Site

Indiegogo is opening a new funding portal for personal fundraising, nonprofits, and socially conscious causes, not to be confused with their original site that offers not-profitable startups (wink emoji). The new webportal, called Generosity, will not charge any platform fees … Continue reading

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