Local Miami crowdfunding platform EarlyShares launches campaign to raise funds for Chapman Partnership to Fight Homelessness, and celebrates with a Community Service Day.Read More →
The charitable campaign, dubbed “Empowering the Homeless”, intends to create awareness of this issue within the Miami community, inform people of the amazing programs the Chapman Partnership has to offer, and raise the necessary funds to contribute to the expansion efforts of Chapman. The donations made to the “Empowering the Homeless” campaign on crowdfunding website HelpersUnite, will enable Chapman to provide its comprehensive services including health and dental care, case management, day care, job development and training, job placement and permanent housing assistance. HelpersUnite will not be taking any operating fees from this campaign.
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CommunityLeader Inc. announced today the expansion of its popular Web Bites educational series on Equity Crowdfunding with the addition of Series 2, 3 and 4. Each Web Bite is a concise 15-minute free webinar presentation followed by a short Q&A session for participants. “Our Crowdfunding Web Bites series is a great alternative for busy owners who are excited about the potential opportunity of Equity Crowdfunding and want answers now.” said Scott Bachman, chief marketing officer of CommunityLeader.
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One such philanthropist is Jeffrey Epstein, who has issued a new press statement, affirming the Economist article and offering his personal endorsement of scientific giving, even in small amounts. “Philanthropy in science is a great way to generate needed publicity for important research being done in laboratories around the world,” Mr. Epstein says. He speaks from experience. In 2003, Mr. Epstein won recognition when his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, established The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $30 million grant. The Program continues to do important work to this day.
SOURCE:http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/jeffrey-epstein-science-philanthropy-is-on-the-rise-1719690.htmRead More →
Crowd funding will become a prevalent way to gain access to capital; it is already happening today and has become big business. Peer-based lending websites like SomoLend, reward-based websites like Kickstarter and RocketHub, and accredited/ non-accredited investor-based websites are proliferating. There are nearly 400 sites worldwide engaged in some form of crowd-based funding (profit versus non-profit and onshore versus offshore).
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In this video Startup Builder talks about the best crowdfunding sites out there.Read More →
CEO Candace Klein discusses the market opportuities for SoMoLend’s Web- and mobile-based P2P lending platform and the next steps for crowdfunding.Read More →
According to MoviesIndeed.com founder Jake Sherwood Fannin, providing benefits to potential users of the website is a great way to accomplish this.
“We’re killing two birds with one stone,which is to locate artists to create scripts for our site launch,as well as facilitate a groundswell around our upcoming crowdfunding campaign. With our unique collaborative art platform, where the audience plays part in the creation of movie,TV and theatrical scripts,we open the door to involvement by many artists.Writers,actors,musicians,illustrators and sound designers are needed to create and perform the scripts,so we’ve started the hiring process during the pre-marketing phase of crowdfunding.”
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Light by Moore’s Cloud launched a Kickstarter funding campaign on Monday 22nd October 2012.Their crowdfunding campaign will seek to raise $700,000. Moore’s Cloud is different to other companies. The Moore’s Cloud team is committed to radical transparency, for example, sharing the business financials openly so that backers can see how their money will be spent.
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One important issue the SEC faces as it drafts the crowdfunding regulations is how the funding portals will be allowed to solicit investments. Generally, only broker-dealers are allowed to give what the SEC broadly defines as “investment advice,” a caveat included in the Investment Company Act of 1940 to protect investors. But if a funding portal sends out advertisements to average investors notifying them of a new investment opportunity, there is concern that it could constitute giving advice, said Freeman White, co-founder and CEO of the technology company Launcht, which helps set up funding portals.
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