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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … Continue reading

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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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Crowdfunding Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Scots Crowdfunding Drive For Independence Pulled

After losing 21 of the 56 seats it had won in the 2015 general election, the Scottish National Party of the United Kingdom abruptly took down its independence vote crowdfunding website after raising almost half of its £1 million goal. … Continue reading

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Duh? Crowdfunding is Risky.

This is news? The Wall Street Journal reports today that crowdfunding is ” …as close to gambling as you can get.” In a story in its Retirement section, the Journal finds that, OMG, investing in crowdfunded companies is risky and … Continue reading

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Man Faces Prison For Sharing A Crowdfunding Link

A UK- Australian citizen was arrested in Dubai for sharing a crowdfunding link on his Facebook page. It is reported that Scott Richard is being held without bail for posting a “link to a crowdfunding effort to bring clothes, blankets … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Crowdfunding Shot Down

A bizarre crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe was apparently taken down for alleged fraud. Administrators of KickAss Torrents, a website devoted to permitting fans to illegally copy and download music and movies that was shut down by Homeland Security in July … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Consultants Don’t Add Much

As more crowdfunding campaigns are failing to raise their targeted amounts (66% this year vs. 50% last year), more startups are turning to PR firms, Twitter masters and other types of “experts” who promise to raise the campaign’s profile to … Continue reading

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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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