Kids on Top launches a crowd funding project through Red Bow White Box.com, to fund plans for expansion into boutiques, and to add several new products to its line of hats and accessories for girls.Read More →
The prospect of organizing a fundraising gala was downright off-putting to Jessica Grindstaff, artistic director of the Phantom Limb Company. Ms. Grindstaff felt a gala would take time away from her creative endeavors and cost lots of money in overhead for the theater, known for its puppetry, bold movie projections, and evocative music. Instead, she suggested the theater use Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website where artists ask the world for money. Contributors—mostly friends, relatives and other grassroots supporters—dole out as little as one dollar in return for a sense of satisfaction and perks such as access to cast parties.Read More →
Aspiring filmmakers and full time dads Rob Lewis and Mark Skelton have made a unique pitch to the users of the online crowd-funding service KickStarter. They are asking for help to make a feature-length film entitled ‘Gnorml’ that they say will “change their situation.” However, the real impact of their project lies buried in the details of their film’s storyline. The main character is HIV positive.Read More →
This feature film will shoot 95-percent on location in Colorado Springs, Colo. with a talented cast, crew, props and post-production almost entirely from Colorado. After two years of researching, casting, scouting locations, securing interviews, filming the trailer and crowdfunding via Kickstarter, CREEP! is ready for its close-up.Read More →
A proof of concept phase, or “beta phase” in startup parlance, raised over $350,000 to install five solar projects on the roofs of community organizations, with over 400 people investing money at zero interest. Already, some of those people are beginning to receive back the money that they put in. Mosaic recently raised $2.5 million from venture capital investors and was awarded a $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to take their crowdfunding solar model to scale.Read More →
Here are some great tips to follow on courting donors for a cause:
-What is special, unique, distinctive, or impressive about your organization? For every basic cause or need, there are dozens of charities to address it.
-What is the single most compelling reason you can give a person to be interested in you?In this fast paced world of information overload, you need to convey as much information as you can in a concise way.
-Don’t forget to run spell-check.
-Do respond to the e-mails that you get.
-Who are you attracting? Must know your target.Read More →
A video on ‘ ourstreetcar ‘ and how to help for a better Kansas City!Read More →
An interview with founder, Mark Mauleesan, to get the lowdown on Scolaris, how his faith plays a big role, and the story behind the Scolaris mascot.
Scolaris is Canada’s first crowdfunded scholarship platform where students can create profiles for themselves, share and raise money for school.Read More →
The idea is similar to the website Petridish.org, in that both raise money for research, but the aim is for iAMscientist to focus on more meaningful research aimed at specific data.
“A lot of what’s on Petridish is what I’d call ‘popular science,’” Claude Sheer,said, adding that while he believes Petridish serves an important function, “we want this for researchers doing real and valuable work.”Read More →
Given necessary time for each step of the rulemaking process, equity crowdfunding offerings will come online by the end of the summer 2013.Read More →