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Sudanese Journalist Released From Jail By Crowdfunding

What’s really cool about crowdfunding is how it’s taken off in all directions – not only all over the world but for all sorts of things. Further that, a Sudanese journalist who was jailed because she refused to cooperate with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Criminal Case Results In Acquittal

In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution. The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site To Raise Bail Shuttered

The crowdfunding site JustGiving has shut down the campaign for Creighton basketball star Maurice Watson, Jr. that was started by his mother to help raise the $75,000 bail bond premium (10%) to get Watson out of jail. Watson is being … Continue reading

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Small Donations Crowdfund Impeachment Defense

Supporters of impeached Brazilian President Rousseff are crowdfunding her defense, raising as of now ~$20,370 in small donations of ~$3 on the website Dilma.com.br. Rewards will include an autographed digital photo and a video of thanks. The interim government has … Continue reading

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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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Crowdfunding For a Cause: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you remember, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. An “activist” started a crowdfunded donation campaign on YouCaring.com and raised about $60,000. After being challenged as a scam, attorneys … Continue reading

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