crowdfunding

Help Wanted: Build the Best Green Jobs Site Ever

Help Build the Best Green Jobs Site EVER! Important Media, our parent company, is hosting an IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund the best green jobs site ever. Sounds audacious, right? Perhaps a little self-important? But with our global network of clean tech, clean transportation, healthy food, and sustainable living websites, we are confident that we can build …

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New Crowdfunding Platform Combines Funding with Philanthropy

In a twist on the current technique of crowdfunding, a new platform aims to add a charitable angle to crowdsourcing fundraising efforts by enabling both the entrepreneurs using the site, as well as their backers, to pledge a portion of that money to charity. With the conventional and rapidly growing crowdfunding model, which (if you’ve …

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World Record Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Tallest Skyscraper in Colombia

[This article was written by Alex Hayes and originally published by Mosaic.] The largest successful crowdfunding campaign in history just raised over $200 million, from 3,800 backers, for an ambitious project to build the tallest skyscraper in Colombia. The BD Bacatá is a skyscraper funded on the Prodigy Network, a crowdfunding platform. Once complete, the …

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Microfunding and Crowdsourcing Brings Neighborhood Projects to Life

We’d probably all agree that our communities need to be improved and revitalized, and we’d also probably agree that while all of us can take small steps individually to make them a better place, making larger, longer lasting, and more effective changes are beyond the efforts of any single one of us. But when crowdsourcing …

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Gatheround and Crowdfund Small Food Entrepreneurs with Slow Money

Too often, we’re pretty disconnected from our money, our food, and our local community, and while we may have the desire to bring about positive change in those areas, we may not even know where to start. After all, what good can a small donation or loan do, considering the challenges facing small and local …

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New Crowdfunding Site Connects Donors with Animal and Wildlife Nonprofits

Crowdfunding and microinvesting are great tools for businesses and startups, but not so great for nonprofits, but a new site aims to change that, at least as far as wildlife and animal charities are concerned. If the cute and cuddly kitten and puppy pictures flooding the web are any indication, the internet loves animals. But …

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New Crowdfunding Platform for Environmental Education, Innovation, and Conservation

We all probably know about Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which are excellent platforms for crowdfunding products and projects, but when it comes to initiatives that aren’t consumer-focused, what is an organization to do when they need to raise money from the crowd? Soon, they’ll be able to take advantage of a new platform for crowdfunding and …

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SEC Crowdfunding Rule Could Let Small Businesses Raise $1Million per Year

A proposed crowdfunding rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission would allow small businesses to raise up to $1 million a year from unaccredited investors. “Entrepreneurs and start-up companies looking for investors will be able to solicit over the Internet from the general public under a new proposal issued by U.S. regulators on Wednesday. The …

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Turning to the Crowd to Fund Next Gen Eco-Material

The company behind what’s been referred to as the ‘Holy Grail of eco-materials‘ is looking to start a revolution. A revolution in eco-friendly materials, that is. “A revolutionary material made from reconstituted cellulose and water – and nothing else! A patented process converts cellulose fibres into a strong wood-like substance capable of being formed into …

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Using Crowdfunding to tell Fair Trade and Supply Chain Stories

How can Fair Trade companies tell their story in a way that’s transparent, honest, and informative? If this crowdfunded campaign is successful, it might be as easy as giving people a single, consumer-friendly point of entry for all Fair Trade organizations and companies, either on the web or via an app. “Many consumers want to …

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