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 →
The Store is a new crowdfunding model for launching products through advance ordering. The traditional product focus group is replaced with a marketplace where products can be pre-ordered with the funds accumulating towards a manufacturing run. Pre-orders prove market demand while at the same time raising money for production.
SOURCE: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11441399.htmRead More →