On crowdfunding platform fundafeast, entrepreneurs can post profiles of their business–ideas and elicit–contributions. The page provides details of the food + drink-related business, explains how the funds will be spent-and-keeps a running total of donations. Fundafeast collects a fee from entrepreneurs that represents only 4% of the money raised versus the 5% charged by most other crowdfunding platforms.Fundafeast doesn’t charge a penalty for clients who fall short of their goal, as some other sites do, such as a higher % rate or not allowing them to keep funding raised short of goal.Entrepreneurs are allowed to keep all funds raised.
SOURCE:http://www.prweb.com/releases/fundafeast/11/prweb11613393.htmRead More →
Crowdfunding platform – Kiva.org and Vittana.org announced an unprecedented partnership to expand access to higher education for tens-of-thousands of poor and low-income students in developing nations.
“Kiva and Vittana believe that education doesn’t just lead to employment. Through education we can empower the youth of the world to alleviate poverty, gender inequality, violence, malnutrition, pollution and many of the other battles constantly faced around the world – nourishing a virtuous cycle of change,” said Robin Wolaner, CEO of Vittana.
SOURCE:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11613653.htmRead More →
Here are some lessons and ideas to avoid a Crowdfunding Backlash:
-Offer something compelling for the money.
-Creative rewards can be cost-effective.
-Time your campaign carefully and publicize it heavily.
-Play up your community connections.
SOURCE LINK to full article: http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/how-to-avoid-a-crowdfunding-backlash/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=1Read More →
Interest in crowdfunding from traditional finance players like private equity’s Bain Capital is growing, even though skeptics have downplayed crowdfunding in serious corporate finance. RockThePost, a crowdfunding platform that seeks money for startups, also holds monthly “Demo Days,” where startups pitch ideas to wealthy investors, angel investors, family office investors and institutional investors.
SOURCE LINK to full article: http://www.ibtimes.com/crowdfunding-interest-among-serious-finance-players-grows-1546743Read More →
Women with a flair for fashion will find a wider audience to share their fashion sense with when they become members of Girls United. The Internet’s newest crowdsourcing app is dedicated to empowering women and bringing them together by promoting something they all have in common: a flair for fashion.
“Girls United is devoted to a vision of a platform where women express and share their sense of style in a fun uplifting community,” says founder Elle Benét.
SOURCE:http://www.pr.com/press-release/538290Read More →
CabinetHardware.org Looking to Help Recent Crisis and Disaster Victims Vie for Potential Grant Funding to Rebuild and Move Forward
CabinetHardware.org has announced it is actively seeking organizations and individuals trying to rebuild in the aftermath of a crisis or natural disaster, to qualify for potential grant funding to help rebuild homes, businesses and communities. Through its charitable arm The FlowOver Project, CabinetHardware.org makes grant opportunities available to qualified disaster survivors and worthy organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
SOURCE:http://www.prweb.com/releases/cabinetHardware/disaster_relief/prweb11487262.htmRead More →