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Crowd Funding for Non-Profits: MyFundingPlace.com… an asset for Non-Profits

Crowd Funding for Non-Profits: MyFundingPlace.com… an asset for Non-Profits

Crowdfunding is one of the remarkable and most successful trends in development circles, having grown tremendously in the past four years. Thanks in part to crowdfunding giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the industry came close to raising $3 Billion for over a million of launched projects last year alone and shows no signs of slowing down. However as of yet there hasn’t been a portal that Charities and established Non-Profits can sink their teeth into. Many of the larger crowdfunding portals focus on ‘Individual Raises’ (think internet fund-raising for independent films, cool prototypes or medical bills). The peer-to-peer support shown for these valuable causes is…

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Hit Radio Show “Three Strange Women” to Crowdfund their way to Boston Pride Parade: MyFundingPlace.com

Hit Radio Show “Three Strange Women” to Crowdfund their way to Boston Pride Parade: MyFundingPlace.com

“Three Strange Women”, a popular LGBT centered radio show in Boston, hopes to show off an all new float at this year’s 44th annual Boston Pride Parade. This longstanding rain-or-shine event is the largest pride parade in New England, and is expected to feature over 250 groups (equaling 15,000+ marchers) and scores of floats as they wend their way to City Hall. The “Three Strange Women” radio show, hosted by Jackie Soriano, is engaging their community to raise money for their float through MyFundingPlace.com. MyFundingPlace is a crowdfunding portal made exclusively for charity groups, nonprofits and organizations that promote social good. MyFundingPlace rep Ananya Mandal says, “We are so excited…

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Velocity Kick – Crowd Investor’s Management Secret Weapon

Velocity Kick – Crowd Investor’s Management Secret Weapon

Velocity Kick is the first set of tools designed to improve your crowdfunding campaign. It quickly and easily combines your team’s contacts and social networks into a centralized list for improved crowdfunding campaign planning. From there, utilizing social metadata, the tool furthers segment your master list into key groups like: Key Supporters, Friends and Family and Top Influencers. By leveraging the power of the entire project team’s social graph, Velocity Kick promises that their tools can help teams organize, optimize, and understand the social equity found in the team’s network, and to boost campaigns past the tipping point for a better chance at getting fully…

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Noochie Golf – The Imagination Driven MiniGolf Toy

Arizona, March 05, 2014 – Fresh from CrowdFunding Planning… Noochie Golf LLC, is an Arizona run company founded by brothers Dom and Tre after their visit to a miniature golf course, proudly asserts that they are a dedicated team of enthusiasts whose goal is to produce a product that is child-centered, imagination-driven and quality assured. They add that with 4 pieces and more than 15 different combinations, the course offers a unique quality that can never be seen in the marketplace. They show in their campaign video (http://goo.gl/HCe3Fy) that the course is made of durable plastic parts and so, it is engineered to withstand the…

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Social Media Tips for Businesses Looking to Raise their Crowd

Social Media Tips for Businesses Looking to Raise their Crowd

By Sallar Khorramshahi,  you want to boost your social standing before you launch… There are some important tips to remember when you’re building a community or drawing people to your company page. Firstly, folks on social media don’t respond to urgency the way you think they do. For example, “Check this out now! YOU WON’T BE SORRY!” isn’t going to have the desired effect. Try some targeted questions like “Do you have the solution to home integration?” It’s very important to remember that Social Media is a two-way street. You must take the time to reply to comments and in a timely fashion too! Interact with…

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Kool Things – control your whole home from your phone?

Introducing the new “iWanditAll” platform. It is a combination of KoolThings and Smartphone resulting in KoolApplications for IoT or Internet of Things. KooThings consists of multifunction, multisensory KoolWand and KoolBridge. KoolBridge acts as a bridge and converts WiFi / Bluetooth / BLE commands from Android or ios mobile devices to Infrared / Bluetooth / BLE signals for the purpose of controlling variety of your electronic home appliances or devices wirelessly or via IR blaster cable. KoolBridge also receives triggering events from BLE sensors for sending notifications and messages to mobile devices so as to provide additional cloud services. KoolWand acts as tool for child safety,…

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HEADLINE NEWS

FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

Business.comYou Oversold Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Now What?Business.comIf you've oversold, there's no way to go back in time and prevent it. Your next step should be to streamline what you can control. Crowdfunding can be an unpredictable, exciting experience. But reachi [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

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