Charities must utilize crowdfunding and gaming

Charities must utilize crowdfunding and gaming

The gaming industry, crowdfunding, targeted marketing and skills sharing can be much further exploited to allow the sector to thrive, said speakers at the NCVO’s annual event yesterday. In one of the busiest break-out sessions of the day – Karl Wilding, director of public policy at NCVO, said that while crowdfunding raised $1.1 million through a handful of sites in 2011, last year it generated $2.7 billion dollars across 600 platforms. On gaming, Helen Goulden director of Nesta’s Innovation Lab, said that nearly six billion hours of time was spent…

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Green Start-Ups Turn to Crowdfunding

Green Start-Ups Turn to Crowdfunding

Select solar stocks have been on a tear lately. SunPower, First Solar and Elon Musk's SolarCity have had increases of between 60 percent and over 100 percent year-to-date. So for those of you who think you've missed the solar run-up or are searching for a new entry point into the solar space—consider solar crowdfunding. Sites such as Kickstarter have helped amateur artists, small businesses and established filmmakers raise millions for independent projects. Now green-energy start-ups, including solar, have tapped....

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James Franco Crowdfunding Initiative Seeks $500,000 For New Movies

James Franco Crowdfunding Initiative Seeks $500,000 For New Movies

NEW YORK -- Following crowd-funding....

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LiveCrowdFunding.tv: Forbes Interview with Crowdfunding Expert Richard Bliss

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Richard offers his 3 keys for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Equity Crowdfunding Platform I-Bankers Direct Establishes Silicon Valley Presence with Strategic Advisor

Equity Crowdfunding Platform I-Bankers Direct Establishes Silicon Valley Presence with Strategic Advisor

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Crowd funding makes projects possible

Brian Wilson’s has invested hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars into his latest film project, “Odes and Ends.” He’s spent the past 10 years of his life carrying around a super-8 film camera, recording snips and clips of every day life. He’s used the footage to put together a few different films, and his latest effort takes what remained and uses it to create a narrative of its own. “Along the way, it started to turn into something and have structure to it,” said Wilson, a Carbondale resident who teaches…

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Smash The Pig Slot Machine Fosubnopacvasitun

Smash The Pig Slot Machine Fosubnopacvasitun

Gerçek adı İbrahim Hamedi (Farsça:ابراهیم حامدی) olan Ebi, 22 Haziran 1949 tarihinde Tahran ‘ da doğmuş İranlı bir şarkıcı Ebi , meslek hayatına İran'da kurduğu ünlü Black Cats grubu ile başladı İran'ın Berkant' ı ve Erol Evgin ‘ i olarak bilinen Ebi , İran'da müzikteki başarılarından dolayı bir numara

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Colorado State University taps crowdfunding for donations

Colorado State University taps crowdfunding for donations

FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University has become the first university in the state to open a web-based crowdfunding platform to potential donors “The overall goal of Charge, the CSU crowdfunding platform, has been to build a more technologically advanced way of giving while creating a more intimate experience for the supporters of CSU,” explained Meg Weber, Executive Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations. “It allows donors to directly support specific projects at CSU, so their dollars can have an immediate impact in areas where they feel a deep…

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Planetary Resources kickstarter furthers mission to make space exploration accessible to all

Planetary Resources kickstarter furthers mission to make space exploration accessible to all

Ever wanted to visit an alien planet? The....

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Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin offers 3 key tips for entrepreneurs

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin offers 3 key tips for entrepreneurs

Slava Rubin founded crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo in 2008, building momentum right when the recession hit. In the summer of 2009, he began to question its survival. Now at the head of a company used by more than 100,000 projects globally, he offered these pointers for entrepreneurs about how to get through tough market times during a speech at....

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U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when an organisation feels the need to launch a directory to list and detail all of the crowdfunding options in a single market it’s perhaps a sign that exuberance for crowdsourced financing is running a little high. Nesta, a U.K. charity focused on promoting national innovation, has launched just such a directory, detailing the U.K.’s crowdfunding landscape — and all, by its count, 31 current crowdfunding platforms up and running and begging for money on your behalf. The CrowdingIn directory certainly looks…

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Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin offers 3 key tips for entrepreneurs

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin offers 3 key tips for entrepreneurs

Slava Rubin founded crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo in 2008, building momentum right when the recession hit. In the summer of 2009, he began to question its survival. Now at the head of a company used by more than 100,000 projects globally, he offered these pointers for entrepreneurs about how to get through tough market times during a speech at....

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U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when a....

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Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Florida

Mosaic Launches Solar Schools Program with New Project in Florida

OAKLAND, CA — (June 13, 2013) Mosaic, an online marketplace that connects investors to high-quality solar projects, has just launched a new program to help schools benefit from solar by sourcing capital from the crowd. Mosaic’s first Solar Schools project is a 251 kW system on University of Florida apartment community for graduate students, faculty and staff that offers an estimated 4.4%* annual return. The project is located in Gainesville, Florida, a world leader in solar power due to the city’s innovative feed-in-tariff program that guarantees that the local utility…

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Crowdfunding students: Start me up

Helping youngsters to sell stakes in their future WHEN Matthew Kulp graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design last year, he became part of an intriguing financial experiment. To help pay back student loans and fund a new design company, Mr Kulp raised $38,500 via Upstart, an American firm that helps youngsters, or “Upstarts”, find wealthy investors willing to give them hard cash in return for a stake in their future earnings. This novel application of crowdfunding promises to be both popular and controversial. Upstart, which recently raised almost…

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Why Isn’t Crowdfunding Working for Toronto’s Food Industry?

Why Isn’t Crowdfunding Working for Toronto’s Food Industry?

Crowdfunding campaigns have bankrolled movies, books, and other products, but Toronto restaurateurs are having a hard time tapping in. Ashley Jacot De Boinod did everything right when she was trying to get her doughnut business off the ground. She kept costs low by renting a shared commercial kitchen space. She gained an almost rabid following for her handmade gourmet pastries, cheekily called Glory Hole Doughnuts. She sold her doughnuts wholesale in coffee shops and local businesses across the city, and met customers in the early morning to drop off custom orders.…

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