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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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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

Crowdfunding bid to cut car cover for millennials | Business | The ...The TimesAn insurance start-up that claims it can reduce premiums for millennials will launch a £15m initial coin offering (ICO) next month in another sign of the growin.and more » [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs MainstreamCryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding platform Indiegogo has a plan to help initial coin offerings (ICOs) break into the mainstream, even as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is ramping up its oversight of [...]

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