My Funding Place, an upstart platform based in Quincy MA. The MyFundingPlace.com crowdfund portal is different: it is reserved exclusively for nonprofit use, and solves the problems charities have with lack of support for their campaigns. Unlike virtually every other platform on the web, MyFundingPlace support staff are in contact with campaign owners from sign-up to completion, offering guidance and tutorials while promoting raises with everything from custom press releases to large scale social media engagement.
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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.
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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.
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