For many of us, it's possible when we think of 'Crowdsourcing' that what comes to mind is the Kickstarter of an exciting cause or product that we recently contributed financially to (often to support a friend who’s involved in it) after seeing it promoted on social media. Crowdfunding, whilst the highest profile aspect, is, however, only part of a burgeoning ecosystem of crowdsourcing.
With #GivingTuesday and the holidays quickly approaching, you are probably trying to figure out a fun, easy way your company and its employees can give back to the community this holiday season. Have you considered crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.
Can you imagine not having access to clean water? The truth is, not having access to clean water is truly incomprehensible for most of us; we take it for granted. The closest many of us have ever come to not having access to water is when a damaging storm has hit or the community water system has been contaminated and everyone runs to the nearest store to stock up on water bottles. Even in those cases though, we know it will only be a temporary nuisance because there’s a system in place and professionals dedicated to restoring our access.
Join the "mother of cause marketing", Carol Cone, for a live Twitter Chat on Tuesday, March 10 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. Carol will lead a conversation on how to fully leverage the power of people and technology to support causes and answer questions such as:
After learning of an issue online, 80% of Millennials are more inclined to donate or support that issue
BOSTON, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A “like” can go a long way, according to the newly released 2014 Cone Communications Digital Activism Study. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans say they are more inclined to support social and environmental issues in a variety of ways, including volunteering, donating and sharing information, after first “liking” or “following” an organization online.
Sustainable Brands kindly invited me to speak at their Boston New Metrics ’14 conference. They asked me to lead a panel called “Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy.” I got to work with three experts: Gwen Nguyen, Cause Director, Indiegogo; Reki Hattori, CTO,
CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Sustainable Brand’sNew Metrics ‘14, September 24-25, 2014 in Boston, MA. Bahar will be on a discussion panel, Tapping the Crowd for Insights and Solutions: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and the Personal Data Economy, along with executives from: