Tag Archives: non profits

Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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Big Banks Really Did Abandon Small Business

So, we weren’t imaging it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the 10 largest banks providing loans of $1 Milllion or more (ie, small business loans) cut their lending by 38% from 2006 to 2014. This has opened the door … Continue reading

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Google Crowdfunds Charity

Do no harm, and do some good. Google has entered the crowdfunded donation universe with the introduction of its One Today app available from Google Play app store. According to Vator News, “The app works by connecting users with causes … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Dead on Arrival?

A commentator in Venturebeat suggests that crowdfunding via The JOBS Act is already dead. http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/21/state-crowdfunding-state-banks-will-moot-the-jobs-act/ The better solution is intra-state crowdfunding legislation (passed in GA and KS with bills pending in NC and WA)  and state banks (ND) that will loan … Continue reading

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