Crowdfunding

VIDEO: How are Millennials Giving to Causes They Care About?

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GivingTuesday is asking shoppers to observe the season of giving in a different way: by first donating, then sharing their giving stories using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

Guide to Employee Fundraising and Crowdfunding

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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?

Game Changer for Investors: SEC Permits Crowdfunding for Equity in Startups - The Minute

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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.

Coffee Meets Water: Restoring Clean Water Through Crowdfunding

By Nellie Kim and Sarah Ford
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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. 

March 10 at 1pm! Join Carol Cone to Discuss Cause Marketing, Private-Public Partnerships & More

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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:

Six-In-10 Americans Believe Social Media Is An Effective Form Of Activism, According To New Cone Communications Research

After learning of an issue online, 80% of Millennials are more inclined to donate or support that issue
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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.

Crowd Sourcing CSR Metrics

By Bahar Gidwani
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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’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New Metrics ‘14

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CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New 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:
 
Reki Hattori, CTO, Datacoup

Thomas Malone, Director, Climate Co-Lab

Are Crowdfunded Companies Socially Responsible?

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By Bahar Gidwani

Over the past few years, thousands of companies both in the U.S. and abroad have raised funds through crowdfunding.  Wikipedia defines the term as:

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