Tag Archives: GoFundMe

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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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker.┬áTaryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Help Underprivileged Kids See “Black Panther”

A group in Ypsilanti, MI are crowdfunding to pay admission for underprivileged kids to go see the movie “Black Panther” when it opens on February 16. “Hero Nation-Ypsilanti, a local comics convention, set out in early January to raise $3,000 … Continue reading

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British Women Crowdfund Their Way To The Olympics

If you see a British women’s bobsled at the Winter Olympics with the words “Powered by the People,” that’s the sleigh of Mica McNeill. The women’s team was told in September that the GB Olympic team could only afford to … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Congress Has Citizens Fighting Each Other To Crowdfund Their Healthcare

With high medical expenses for catastrophic illnesses being the single major cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S., many sick people are turning to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills. But Mother Jones suggests that crowdfunding may be “fueling … Continue reading

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Local Guys Crowdfund For Sleeping Bags For The Homeless

Two local Montgomery County guys have crowdfunded their self designed sleeping bags to give to the homeless. And now they are challenging celebrities to help out with the project. Using the hashtag #100sleepingbags, the clothing line designers posted “Tyler Perry, … Continue reading

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