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Crowdfunding: 3 Things You Should NEVER do!

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By Matt Cooke, Founder/CEO of Crowd Fund Buzz 1. Don’t set a monetary goal higher than you actually need People who are new to crowdfunding often make the mistake of setting a monetary goal higher than what they actually need. Frequent scenario: Crowdfunder needs $50,000, but figures an extra $25,000 would be nice, too. Don’t do this. Having a high goal can cause your project to get off to a slow start. It can also cause potential backers to feel you have an unrealistic goal. This mistake is made more…

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Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights

Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights

Kickstarter meets Kiva meets TOMS: That’s the idea behind a soon-to-be launched social enterprise and crowdfunding web site by the name of Reciprocity & Co. The basic concept is this: Founded by Gainsville, Fla.-based Sam McPherson, the site promotes projects aimed at addressing major areas of need, like health or human rights abuses. But the way it happens is consumers buy an organic cotton tote bag or backpack for $25, and $5 from those revenues goes to help an organization involved with one of those projects. Example: the Alaska Sudan Medical Project, which is…

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Crowdfunding and Me

Crowdfunding and Me

I’m not a heavy crowdfunder. Over the years, I’ve supported 13 projects. A few short story anthologies, a handful of records. Not a ton of stuff, and certainly not on the level of one of my friends, who’s helped bankroll so many projects that he’s getting spammed by crowdfunding startups, practically begging him to be a beta tester/funder. Of that baker’s dozen projects, I’ve been burned by only one that looks like it’ll never see the light of day. With that one exception, everything I’ve supported has come to fruition.…

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And Now Here’s a Kickstarter to Raise Money for Educational Live-Action Role Playing

And Now Here’s a Kickstarter to Raise Money for Educational Live-Action Role Playing

For a nice change of pace, here’s an innovation in education that’s got absolutely nothing to do with iPads. A group called Seekers Unlimited is trying to raise $8,000 on Kickstarter to release a series of “edu-LARPs.” That would be educational live action role-playing games. “You might think of it as re-enactors with foam swords, but there’s much more to it than that,” says the organization’s fundraising coordinator, Whitney Beltran, in an accompanying video. The explainer shows kids in Babylonian headdresses adjudicating according to the Code of Hammurabi, which sounds like a great…

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Kickstopped: 75 percent of projects delayed on crowdfunding site

Kickstopped: 75 percent of projects delayed on crowdfunding site

What happens after a kickstart? Nearly 3,000 people pledged $199-$279 to get a discount on the Memoto, a small device that clips to the shirt and records videos and photos throughout the day. For $5,000, the team even promised to fly people to Stockholm for a three-day design session. The gadget launched on Kickstarter, which helps people fund project and offers enthusiasts first dibs when the gizmos they fuel finally ship. There’s only one problem: the Memoto was supposed to come out last spring. It has yet to be released. “The major…

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