Tag Archives: YouCaring

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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Cannabis Crowdfunding

Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms. The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is … 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. Taryn 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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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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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 Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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