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The Next Crowdfunding Evolution

The Next Crowdfunding Evolution

It’s been said that crowdfunding is less of a straight-forward investment and more like buying wine futures. You’re essentially paying a discounted rate for next year’s crop. And, just like wine, once you’ve put your money in, you can only hope that the weather is good, the vines aren’t attacked by bug, and the vintner is as good as he claims. But, this analogy, no matter how clever, falls apart at one crucial stage. With wine, there is already a predetermined market, distribution channels and product awareness. People may not have heard of “Bobby Joe’s Blackberry Pumpkin Chardonnay” but they do know wine exists and…

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Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

The newest industry to gain momentum via crowdfunding platforms is fertility treatments and adoption. Parents are beginning to test the waters and seriously consider crowdfunding as an effective alternative in getting funds to solve issues with infertilities. It was almost unheard of until 2011 when a couple started a campaign to raise money to support their fertility treatments. The project has successfully raised more than $8,000 and Landon Haley is the first baby born by means of crowdfunding. More and more parents are looking for other ways of getting financial aid when it comes to fertility treatments. One of the many reasons is the ever…

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Crowdfunding for adoptions, fertility treatments

Crowdfunding for adoptions, fertility treatments

Hopeful parents to be are turning to crowdfunding sites to raise thousands of dollars from friends, family and even complete strangers. Campaigns for adoptions and fertility treatments on crowdfunding site GoFundMe.com have raised nearly $1.1 million since the site’s inception in May 2010, while this year alone, around 100 campaigns have been started on GiveForward.com. Jessica and Sean Haley’s one-year-old son, Landon, is often referred to as the first “crowdfunded baby.” In a 2011 campaign on site Indiegogo, the Melbourne Fla., couple, raised $8,050 from more than 130 people that helped pay for their fertility treatments. “Twenty years ago this wouldn’t have happened,” Jessica Haley…

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ForbesHow One Startup Raised 10 Times Its Original Crowdfunding GoalForbesRunning a successful crowdfunding campaign isn't easy. The odds are heavily stacked against you, as very few end up succeeding. "Statistically, up to 89% of campaigns fail. Kickstarter has the highest [...]

ForbesThe Ultimate Pre-Launch Crowdfunding ChecklistForbesCrowdfunding is not limited to the platform where you launch your campaign. Instead, it has become a valuable way to transform your idea into a mainstream business. In order to head in that direction, you must execute a number [...]

Wicked Local LexingtonKids' tech literacy crowdfunding campaign a successWicked Local LexingtonResponding to a crowdfunding campaign by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation to raise $5,000 in five weeks, 82 generous Lexington donors and others helped surpass the goal, giving more [...]

BOE addresses crowdfundingAtmore NewsYou may have seen the appeals for funds through GoFundMe or Donors Choose. The practice, known as online crowdfunding, has become a popular practice to raise money for schools or individual classrooms. Teachers may appeal for funds to purchase ... [...]

The MissoulianIndiana man allegedly used crowdfunding to visit 14-year-old ...The MissoulianA 29-year-old Indiana man who allegedly came to Missoula to meet up with a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with a felony for sexual abuse of ...and more » [...]

WFAAMore Dallas teachers turn to crowdfunding for classroom suppliesWFAATight budgets mean more Dallas area teachers are seeking out crowdfunding options to obtain the supplies their students need. The site DonorsChoose.org featured 371 active projects marked "urgent" for Da [...]

Eater LondonFat Macy's Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Open Restaurant in PeckhamEater LondonFat Macy's — a food social enterprise which aims to train young Londoners living in temporary housing — have launched a crowdfunding campaign. Their aim is to raise £55,141 to fund a [...]

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 [...]

Realnoe vremyaEveryone pools: Elvira Nabiullina to look closer at crowdfundingRealnoe vremyaIts Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Yulian Lazovsky told Realnoe Vremya that crowdfunding platforms will need to create a capital of at least 10 million rubles within the cooperation [...]

StepFeed'Save Linah' crowdfunding campaign to help girl flee Saudi Arabia goes viralStepFeedIn a bid to escape her abusive family, a Saudi woman, whose first name has been identified as 'Linah,' has turned to crowdfunding as a means to help pay for her trip. Linah, [...]

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