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Misleading Crowdfunding For Stem Cell Therapy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a paper that noted that crowdfunding campaigns used to raise money for generally unproven stem cell therapy are often misleading. The authors studied 408 campaigns to determine how they represented the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creeps Into Healthcare Debate

Crowdfunding may be creeping into the health care debate as many in the United Kingdom are now seeking the kindness of strangers. BuzzFeed News has reported that almost 25% of persons prescribed a wheelchair are not receiving one due to … 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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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … Continue reading

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Facebook Muscles Into Crowdfunding

You don’t have to be first just the most muscular, to win. Facebook has moved into the personal (give me money) crowdfunding space with its new personal fundraiser app. Funding is limited to a few causes, including: education expenses, medical, … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … Continue reading

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Charitable Crowdfunding: Trust But Verify. But How?

Americans are an empathetic bunch as the recent GoFundMe campaign shows. But should they be more cautious? A person posting as “R.b. “Razor” Sheldon on behalf of Amber Boyd” started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the family of the challenged … Continue reading

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