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CrowdfundingNews 9/25/12



Crowdfunding News 9/25/12
Crowd Funding For Musicians Isn't The Future; It's The Present
NPR (blog)
By now, everyone's heard of Kickstarter, the website that lets people with an idea or project ask other people to contribute toward realizing it. It's called crowd funding, and this summer's big success story was musician Amanda Palmer. She raised more ...
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Duke Nukem's 3D Realms Crowdfunding (Not Kickstarting) Their Next Project ...
Forbes
That would be through Gambitious, a video game-only crowdfunding site that allows backers to actually buy equity in projects in some cases. The site itself appears to be both a gambit, and very ambitious, as the name suggests, because browsing the page ...
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Forbes
Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe Launches Member Network Program, Now ...
TechCrunch
gofundme_logo. Crowdfunding startup GoFundMe is picking up steam, raising about $3 million in campaigns each month, compared to $2 million just three months ago. Now it's looking to accelerate its growth with a new partner program, where organizations ...
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Crowdfunding presentation comes to Chandler's Innovations Incubator
Phoenix Business Journal
Small businesses looking for strategies to raise capital have an opportunity to learn about crowdfunding at a special presentation hosted by Snell & Wilmer LLP and Impact Business Accelerators. The event is slated for noon Oct. 10 at the Innovations ...
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Risk-Free RSVP? Picatic Crowdfunds Event Ticket Sales
Crowdsourcing.org
It's no secret that crowdfunding works in part because of its market research capabilities. If consumers want to 'pre-order' a product, they pledge a certain amount. Once enough potential customers donate money, a product gets made and is then ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
Oz crowd-funding platform starts to see results
Screen International
Pozible, Australia's first and largest crowd-funding platform, has helped filmmakers raise $1.37m (A$1.3m) since its May 2010 launch, while total pledges have quadrupled in the past year. "At the moment it is sustainable but not profitable," said Rick ...
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SolarAid uses SunFunder crowdfunding service to finance solar lighting in Zambia
UK Fundraising
SolarAid is using US-based crowdfunding site SunFunder to try to bring solar power to over 20,000 people in Eastern Zambia. The site is not generating donations but loans. Supporters can use it to invest money in the project in amounts that start at ...
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UK Fundraising
Partnership Preview: Volunteer Forever, Your Gateway To Volunteering Abroad
NorthcentralPa.com
Billy: Online crowdfunding is a rapidly growing trend that involves facilitating the collective donations of a group of peers to support efforts initiated by an individual or organization. Crowdfunding websites allow users to tap into the power of ...
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Crowdfunding a Skyscraper
The Atlantic Cities
The largest buildings in the world have come to exist through the pocketbooks of very rich people. But industrialists and oil sheikhs shouldn't be the only ones who can scrape the sky. A new crowd-sourced financing model out of Colombia shows that ...
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The Atlantic Cities
Crowdfunding begins for London indie game café
Crowdsourcing.org (blog)
Crowdfunding begins for London indie game café. blog Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding begins for London indie game café. Description The Cornwall-based indie gaming café started its campaign on IndieGoGo last week. The appeal has already raised more ...
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