Crowdfunding

Greener Information Age Transforming Energy, Finance And Our Future

By Hazel Henderson © 2014
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Much has been written about the disruptive shifts in many industrial sectors, from retailing, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, medicine, law, architecture, transport and public services caused by computers, automation and the digital revolution.  Since the robotization of automobile production in the 1960s, debates have raged over the social impacts on employment, cities, education, technological obsolescence, socio-economic policies and globalization.  Now the two pillars of all economies are falling: energy and finance.

The YMCA of Austin Case Study: Pairing Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding to Optimize Participation and Results

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Online campaigns are recruiting many new donors and supporters who in turn can spread your mission across more communities and continents. But with the advent of “crowdfunding,” nonprofits are losing control of the fundraising message. This is because commercial side platforms now allow people to raise money for projects, personal trips and even medical bills.

Best Practices in Leveraging Crowdfunding in Corporate/Cause Partnerships

DonorsChoose.org Founder and CEO Charles Best to Keynote May Cause Marketing Forum
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Over the past 6+ years, a movement called crowdfunding has been quietly gaining traction in the cause marketing space as companies and causes learn to tap the power of consumer engagement in a very unique and powerful way.
 
DonorsChoose.org Founder and CEO Charles Best is credited as the first nonprofit to effectively use crowdfunding in a cause marketing campaign in 2006 and he'll be a featured keynote speaker at the 12th Annual 2014 Cause Marketing Forum Conference on May 28, 2014. Here's Charles with some insights into what he'll be discussing at this year's conference.
 
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Over the past 6+ years, a movement called crowdfunding has been quietly gaining traction in the cause marketing space as companies and causes learn to tap the power of consumer engagement in a very unique and powerful way.
 
DonorsChoose.org Founder and CEO Charles Best is credited as the first nonprofit to effectively use crowdfunding in a cause marketing campaign in 2006 and he'll be a featured keynote speaker at the 12th Annual 2014 Cause Marketing Forum Conference on May 28, 2014. Here's Charles with some insights into what he'll be discussing at this year's conference.
 

The True Cost of Fast Fashion

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In the middle of a conversation with film director Andrew Morgan, you suddenly find yourself standing on your feet, completely ready to radically change your lifestyle and consider the consequences of your consumption choices.  Ironically, I thought I had already considered my choices. My attitude going into this interview was just to tell the story of the upcoming film, True Cost, so that others would be moved to change. Wow, did I eat a big piece of humble pie.

Finalists Announced for Impact Awards, Recognizing Outstanding Social Good Crowdfunding

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January 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - StartSomeGood.com, the global crowdfunding platform for social good projects, has announced the finalists for the StartSomeGood Impact Award, which recognises crowdfunding campaigns that have created outstanding positive impact for their communities. 

With help from Kiva & Capital One, entrepreneurs like Elizabeth can keep dreaming...and start doing.

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Life changed in an instant for Elizabeth when her husband passed away. The mother of three was now the family breadwinner, a role she wasn’t fully prepared for.

“Something’s different about your whole focus to life,” she says of her husband’s passing.

Elizabeth, who lives in Charlottesville, Va., knew she had to work but she found that traditional forms of employment weren’t readily available. So she decided to rely on her own skills and pursue her dream of opening a tomato sauce manufacturing company.

StartSomeGood partners with IndigenousX to launch Australia’s first Indigenous crowdfunding initiative

First campaign will fund Vote Yes, a film starring The Sapphires' Miranda Tapsell
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November 8Social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood has partnered with social media hub IndigenousX to empower Indigenous Australian changemakers to raise funds and rally community support for diverse Indigenous-founded initiatives.

Crowdfunding for Non-profits

Tips and advice for non-profit organizations on how and why to run a crowdfunding campaign
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Wondering whether crowdfunding is right for your organisation? Avoid the pitfalls with this tested advice from social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood. 

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Wondering whether crowdfunding is right for your organisation? Avoid the pitfalls with this tested advice from social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood. 

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