Tagged: charity

Update: YouTube Phenom PewDiePie Trumps $250K Indiegogo Crowdfunding Goal For Save The Children


PewDiePie is one of a rare breed of YouTube phenomenon. In fact, he’s king of the mountain… he can lay claim to the most subscriptions for a YouTube channel in history. As he has done in the past, he launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo seeking $250,000 from the crowd for Save The Children, a… Read More

Arizona Woman Facing Two Felonies Garners Sympathy, Support Via YouCaring Crowdfunding Campaign


Shanesha Taylor finds herself at the center of an incredibly unfortunate story that has helped to shed light on what the unemployed sometimes go through just to try to get back to their feet in our society. Taylor was arrested and charged with two felony counts of child endangerment after leaving her two young children… Read More

MyFundingPlace Offers Crowdfunding for Non-Profits

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MyFundingPlace believes that charities have been left out of the crowdfunding equation.  With he industry having raised an estimated $3 billion in 2013, MyFundingPlace believes there is a niche to be filled since “most crowdfund portals lack support options for larger organizations”. Quincy, Massachusetts based My Funding Place is reserved exclusively for nonprofit use, and solves the… Read More

Earth Hour Targets 2014 to be the Crowdfunding Center For Innovation and Creativity for he Planet

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2014 Celebrates the Biggest Earth Hour in History Headquartered in Singapore, Earth Hour is a global movement of the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).  The organization has grown from a symbolic event in one city to global movement crowdsourcing and crowdfunding causes, innovation and creativity for the planet. In its eighth year,  Earth Hour 2014 broke… Read More

Top YouTube Star PewDiePie Raising $250K For Save The Children On Indiegogo


Felix Kjellberg is better known by the name of PewDiePie, and he is one of a handful of wildly successful gamers that have used YouTube as a means of building a following. Actually, that may be putting it a bit lightly. He has the most subscribers of any individual on Earth, and he just celebrated an… Read More

Bizarre Indiegogo Campaign Continues As Creator Asks Backers Not To Pledge


“I screwed up. I take full responsibility, and it is all my fault.” Not the most inspiring pitch for an Indiegogo campaign for Norilana Books. The company is behind on royalty payments to authors, and the story behind it is really quite sad. From the campaign page… Things were going well the first few years, and… Read More

Craigslist Founder Shares Best Practices for Non Profit Crowdfunding (Infographic)

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Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, has shared an infographic depicting crowdfunding success for charities.  He states that $5 billion was raised worldwide for non-profit organizations using crowdfunding in 2013.  He has compiled some key points associated with crowdfunding best practices including: After researching crowdfundings impact on charities and interviewing prominent crowdfunding platforms such as Causes, Causevox,… Read More

Razoo is Crowdfunding to End Sex Trafficking in US


Razoo, a crowdfunding platform for causes, has launched the Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives campaign which will raise funds for nonprofits focused on ending the sex trafficking of minors in the U.S.  The campaign originated from a TED Challenge Group that formed at TED 2013, where a group of attendees was asked to seek solutions for… Read More

On Indiegogo: Clinic Vandalized For Providing Abortions Raising Money For New Location, Transition

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A family healthcare facility in Montana was recently vandalized and suffered extreme losses including extensive damage to medical records and property. That facility is now seeking donations via Indiegogo, and the campaign is fully-funded with almost a month left to go. All Families Healthcare provided a suite of family planning services. One service the clinic… Read More

Started by LED Sign Professionals, SignVine Helps Non Profits Raise Funds for Outdoor Signs

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Ready to launch later this month, SignVine wants to help non-profits raise funds for new outdoor message signs.  SignVine is probably the world’s first and only specialized crowdfunding website that provides churches, civic groups and other deserving non-profit organizations a platform to accept donations.towards the purchase of an outdoor message sign. Paul Martin, Project Director,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: TravelCard Charger, LS Cream Liquor, PostyBell & Charity Trip to Malawi

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After a rather irritating hardware failure this morning, Crowdfund Insider is back up and running with our weekly feature the Crowdfunding Mailbox. The past few days saw big news in the world of crowdfunding, from Kickstarter surpassing $1 billion in pledges to the FCA announcing their investment crowdfunding regulations. Never a dull moment. But it… Read More

India’s Milaap Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Help Former Devadasis to Start Businesses


India-based Milaap today announced its 2014 goal to raise $100,000 in loans for these women – Devadasis – via “The Hope Project,” a crowdfunding initiative that will help women to become self-reliant entrepreneurs. Rural India is home to a little-known community of women piecing their lives back together from years as forced sex workers, due to… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched To Keep DC Cherry Blossom Festival Free

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The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is almost here. The event has been celebrated for over 90 years, and the bloom is the most popular time of the year to visit DC. In the past the event has been supported by sponsors, but this year – and for the first time – the event’s… Read More

Canadian Man Weighing 600 Pounds Crowdfunding Weight Loss Surgery On GoFundMe


A Saskatoon man weighing about 600 pounds has a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe launched in his name. The campaign is seeking $30,000 to fund a weight loss surgery that he says could save his life. In an interview with Metronews.ca, 21 year old Luke Deitner explained the stakes. “For so long now, it seems the world has… Read More

Brief: DonorsChoose’s Charles Best On Live Q&A Today With Tim Ferriss, Alexis Ohanian


Fast Company editorial director Jill Bernstein will be holding a live Q&A today discussing how to “harness the power of the crowd to make something positive happen.” The session starts at noon EST. The session features Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org (pictured, right). DonorsChoose has had an excellent week of press thanks to being… Read More

Arianna Huffington Driving Cash To DonorsChoose With New Partnership, Book Launch

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DonorsChoose is quickly gaining steam in the crowdfunding space. FastCompany just named DonorsChoose to their list of the most innovative companies in 2014, and it wasn’t buried toward the bottom either. It made the top ten alongside the likes of Google and Nike. Now Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington is offering free cash to be… Read More

DonorsChoose Among Top Of Fast Company’s Most Innovative List For 2014


Google, Bloomberg, Xiaomi, Dropbox, Netflix, Airbnb, Nike, Zipdial… DonorsChoose.org? You read that right. DonorsChoose has become a staple among the annual list of most innovative companies compiled by Fast Company, and this year the site has muscled into the top 10. DonorsChoose.org is a donation-based crowdfunding platform that seeks to drive funding to teachers and,… Read More

Razoo Has Helped Raise Over $200 Million in Donations


Crowdfunding site for causes Razoo has claimed to have helped raise more than $200 million. In 2013 alone, Razoo doubled in growth driving $100 million in donations in a little over 12 months. Razoo states this is the highest-reported monetary value for U.S. crowdfunding strictly for social good. Over 870,000 donors have supported over 31,000 causes,… Read More

Toronto Star Calls Out Crowdfunding Pitch For Cancer Surgeries On FundRazr


Crowdfunding and health-related initiatives are invariably linked. Crowdfunding can drive funding for outreach programs, research and even specific surgeries, which was the goal of a FundRazr campaign launched by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The campaign launched seeking $15,000 in order to pay for six cancer surgeries at $2500 per operation. That in and of… Read More

Chive Nation Proves A Powerful Crowdfunding Syndicate In Ottawa

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TheCHIVE is a hugely popular web site organized around sharing all things good in the world. You may have seen their ubiquitous KEEP CALM and CHIVE ON shirts adorned somewhere near you. If you didn’t know what they were, now you do! One local faction of Chivers in Ottawa organized at the unofficial ChiveNationOttawa.com is… Read More