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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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Question Charitable Crowdfunding

Americans are a generous people. But recent crowdfunding scams, particularly in the “charitable” arena show that perhaps this is too much of a good thing. An Outline article notes “The psychological root of crowdfunding campaigns for non-financial hardships stems from … Continue reading

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Who Owns Crowdfunded Donations?

Query: Who owns crowdfunding monies raised? Raymond had cancer and his family needed help with the bills from the removal of his tumor. So, a family member started a crowdfunding campaign for him on GoFundMe and raised $22,000 from caring … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Trends

YouCaring, one of the charity crowdfunding web portals, published a survey with some interesting statistics, including: DC, CO, MA, WA, CA and NY are the most generous states donating the largest amount per household; women are two times more likely … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Irony Day

This is a quote: “A gay Republican with a sizable social media following, who has criticized Obamacare for “forcing” him to purchase insurance he was sure he’d never need, is turning to crowdfunding after a car accident has left him … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes Underground

Crowdfunding is going underground as the unanticipated result of the disturbance at Charlottesville by white supremacists. The clash has caused an huge backlash by tech companies who previously had turned a blind eye towards their hate speech. Crowdfunding sites have … Continue reading

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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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