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Crowdfunding Etiquette: A New Thing

Tacky or tasteful? Experts have now set rules for crowdfunding things you want but don’t want to pay for yourself, like your over-the-top wedding. It’s called “crowdfunding etiquette.” Included in the rules are: tell donors what their money is to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tax Matters*

Not fair? Wisebread notes that crowdfunding campaigns for charitable causes could result in the web portal filing an IRS Form 1099 that would indicate that you received income during the year. The site suggests that if you do that “make … Continue reading

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Christmas Elves Crowdfund For Sick Kids

Sounding almost like a Dickens story, a heartless thief stole “presents worth £3,000 which were to be given to desperately ill children in intensive care” at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, over Christmas. Even Santa’s costume was swiped. Now, the charity … Continue reading

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Underpaid Underfunded Teachers Crowdfund for School Supplies

Most readers don’t realize that, in addition to large class sizes, funding issues result in the lack of school supplies, so many teachers go out of pocket each year buying things like paper, copies and even chalk. While the PTA … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Generation Gap?

A  New York Times article suggests that crowdfunding is drawing donors, particularly younger donors, away from legacy charities such as the Red Cross and Save the Children. While charitable crowdfunding is growing, legacy charities revenues have not. Many younger donors … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding That Angers Canadians

I had to post this unusual article. It’s unusual because (i) it’s by an angry Canadian who (ii) says impolite things about rich Hollywood companies and actors that he believes are abusing the crowdfunding system that is meant for those … Continue reading

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