January 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Crowd Funding, Front Page

How Partnering With A Nonprofit Can Boost Your Crowdfunding Success

John Lee Dumas is one of the most successful podcasters on iTunes. Last year, when he decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign for his “Freedom Journal,”  he partnered with Pencils of Promise. He raised $453,000 on Kickstarter and donated $75,000 to the nonprofit. Now he’s at it again.  Dumas boasts over 1 million listens to his “Entrepreneur on Fire” podcast every month. You wouldn’t think he “needs” to partner with Pencils of Promise in order to be successful with his campaign. Dumas is a savvy entrepreneur. He’s clearly figured that this is an important part of the strategy.

http://buff.ly/2j06IIC

 

Explaining the GOGO Factor

How to make your fortune through crowdfunding:

The advent of crowdfunding has given entrepreneurs who have an idea the opportunity to raise capital from strangers who share their passion.

In 2015, Indiegogo visitors raised $800 million for projects including hardware, technology, media and social impact. Co-founder Danae Ringelmann, 38, says this is where the “Gogofactor” comes in – an algorithm that helps to promote causes that are proving popular and direct them to those who are most likely to be interested.

Read more here:

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/tastemakers-indiegogo-dane-ringelmann

1/23/17 This Week in Crowdfunding Refund for Space Case and Help for a sick boy

January 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Crowd Funding, Front Page

Here is a refund policy at Indiegogo that can help you in certain circumstances but this lady took a different route!
Thanks NBC 6 Miami, South Florida Helps get her money back!

Singaporean strangers save Pakistani boy’s life via crowdfunding

A group of strangers pooled together the funding required for a 10-year-old Pakistani boy’s treatment, who has registered a strong recovery after almost succumbing to his condition. 
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/180330-Singaporean-strangers-save-Pakistani-boys-life-via-crowdfunding

 

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This Week in Crowdfunding 1/17/17

January 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

Saturday was GREAT!

I spoke at BOSS BRUNCH in Washington, D.C. and was on stage with Shawn Thomas- Ask a Millionaire! He dropped some major knowledge on everyone and it was wonderful. The entire speaking line up was excellent. And I will be collaborating with some of the people there. It was a great first talk for the year. I met so many cool people. I am considering being on the line up for Florida in April. I am thankful to Tarra Jackson for putting this together. She is busy and could have easily decided to spend her time elsewhere. 

 

If you were there, please post a comment about the event! 

Local businesses turn to #crowdfunding for support

http://buff.ly/2iK84Wg

If you are unfamiliar with how crowdfunding can work for your business, this article gives some great examples

Can Equity Crowdfunding Be Fixed?

The Fix Crowdfunding Act would bring rules that are more approachable for fundraising companies. Vincent Bradly writes a great article that makes one think about where the industry is going.

 

BBC News Reports That Funerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the rise

This is a problem that could be solved by having insurance.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-38638197

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