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CFB Holiday Edition: CrowdFunding in Support of Amazing Nonprofits

 Happy Holidays from CrowdFunding Beat family,  Do you want to be more engaged with nonprofits? Are you having a hard time finding great organizations to support? Meet Dollar a Day. Launched by Perry Chen, the cofounder and CEO of Kickstarter, Dollar a Day is a subscription-based donation service meant to bring awareness and support to a host of nonprofits. The concept is simple yet powerful: everyone who joins commits to donating $1 a day to a featured nonprofit organization. If you’re not sure you’re ready to join the service quite yet, you can subscribe to their newsletter for free. Just like members, each day you’ll receive the…

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CrowdFunding is not always about money

CrowdFunding is not always about money

  By fundmydreamindia Crowdfunding has helped people from various walks of life to attracts fans and followers and gain a social quotient for their project thus helping them raise funds for their project in little time and make it successful. One might argue that crowdfunding is only helpful in raising money for a project or a campaign. Once the project is completed, the end. Yes, it is true that crowdfunding focuses on the collection of funds but it has a broader view to it. The success of a project is not only determined by the amount of money collected but also by the number of backers.…

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Crowd Funding College: Gradsave Hopes To Help ‘Paralyzed’ Parents With Savings

Crowd Funding College: Gradsave Hopes To Help ‘Paralyzed’ Parents With Savings

Marcos Cordero became an entrepreneur in 2012–right around the time he became an uncle. He wanted to give a meaningful baptism gift but found nothing that could actually make an impact on his niece’s life. “In thinking through what could be considered ‘meaningful,’” Cordero says, “I couldn’t get away from the idea of education. Thus the idea of Gradsave came to be.” Miami-based Gradsave is, simply put, a crowdfunding platform for college savings—meant to simplify the process for new parents and help friends and family give gifts with impact. That the price of college is ever-increasing is only the first in a series of hurdles…

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Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford is highly skilled at getting people to donate to charity. For the past two years, this veteran gaming executive has applied her expertise to fundraising for non-profits, and now Razoo is entering the world of peer-to-peer donations. Razoo‘s crowdfunding-for-causes platform helps nonprofits raise money through 24-hour online fundraising campaigns called “Giving Days” that use gaming principles to motivate people to donate. Today the company announced that it is extending its platform into the peer-to-peer space, allowing people to give directly to other people for a good cause. People can now create or donate to individual fundraisers through Razoo. “Statistics show that…

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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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