Tagged: education

Crowds4Change Launches New Campaign to Support Education Funding Initiatives

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Crowds4Change, a crowdfunding platform for education and community initiatives supporting youth, has announced the launch of its Change Counts campaign to encourage schools and organizations serving youth to take the first step in sparking change to meet their educational objectives. Change Counts, through Crowds4Change, provides a simple way for organizations to achieve their fundraising goals,… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Lands on Kickstarters Top Ten Most Funded Campaigns and Seeks $5M

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Just a little over week since the launch of his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, LeVar Burton’s “Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere” project has surpassed its original $1M goal and is now seeking $5M. Not only has it continued to be successful, the campaign has managed to land on Kickstarter’s Top Ten Most… Read More

Perspective: Why Should We Crowdfund Research?

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Its no secret: the University of Colorado receives hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds that sponsor our research. My lab alone racks up expenditures of $800,000 a year to pay for post-doc and graduate student salary, tuition, materials and travel. Isn’t it preposterous to now ask the public for some more of their… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

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Osmo Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Educational & Entertaining  Kids Game. Most parents with young children understand this challenge.  Young kids need to be comfortable using technology but you don’t want them transformed into “digital zombies” playing pointless games (do you hear me angrybirds?) or drooling over videos.  Yes I know too well this dilemma. Especially… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Needs Educated Investors

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Crowdfunding is hopelessly dependent on traditional funding sectors to educate a new generation of investors and fully develop the industry. The alternative funding industry values its’ own innovative and somewhat ‘rebellious’ character – two characteristics the traditional financial industry isn’t well known for. On top of that, “the wisdom of the crowd” is going to… Read More

Crowdcube, hubbub Partner Up to Bring Crowdfunding to Education

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Crowdcube and hubbub have joined forces to bring crowdfunding to the education sector.  hubbub shared on a blog post that; “combining forces will enable Crowdcube-hubbub to provide the compelling additional offer of equity crowdfunding alongside hubbub’s standard reward-based crowdfunding solution. The offer means that – through one portal – universities will be able to engage… Read More

In Hawaii, Proposed Bill Would Establish First-Of-Its-Kind Civic Crowdfunding Program For School Repairs

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A bill proposed in Hawaii’s House of Representatives aims to establish a pilot program for civic crowdfunding in the island state. HB 2631 was introduced on January 23rd of 2014 and its five sponsors include members from both sides of the aisle, continuing a trend of bipartisan support for crowdfunding efforts at the state level…. Read More

CFIRA Hosts Educational Session on General Solicitation

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) hosted an educational session on crowdfunding last week (March 20) where they addressed the topic of General Solicitation (Advertising) for 506(c) private placements.  The panel discussion included a slide show plus several crowdfunding luminaries including: Sarah Hanks – CrowdCheck Daniel Gorfine – Milken Institute DJ Paul – Gate Global… Read More

School in California Turns to Crowdfunding to Replace Declining State Funds

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The Parent Teacher Committee at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills, California is capitalizing on the growing trend of Crowdfunding to raise money in order to achieve a 1:1 student to computer ratio.  After many years of hosting traditional school, similar to other schools around the country, the Marina Village PTC decided to… Read More

GradePayments is Social Funding for Grade Achievement

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Florida based GradePayments announced today it has launched its online portal that powers social funding for grade achievement. The GradePayments social funding portal is designed as cloud based service intended for use by students and their sponsors (family members, friends, and local businesses). The GradePayments platform allows Students to determine the type of project they… Read More

Hubbub Makes Education Crowdfunding Platform Free for Students

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Hubbub.net (formerly Sponsorcraft), a crowdfunding network for education, believes that free crowdfunding is inevitable, and that the new wave of crowdfunding platforms will need to explore alternative revenue models. In light of this they have taken the bold decision to lead the way and drop their fees to 0%. Hubbub was recently acknowledged by PWC as… Read More

Kiva, Vittana Partner Up on Student Loans in Developing World

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Kiva.org and Vittana.org have announced a partnership to expand access to higher education for tens-of-thousands of poor and low-income students in developing nations. Kiva is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform with a mission to alleviate poverty. Vittana is a pioneer in creating tuition loan alternatives in regions where student loans are rare, and access to… Read More

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

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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

UCLA Launches UCLA Spark, A Crowdfunding Platform For Students & Faculty

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UCLA has launched UCLA Spark, an online crowdfunding platform aimed at providing critical fundraising support for innovative projects by UCLA faculty and official student organizations. The platform launches today with five active projects covering topics like females in software engineering, landmark preservation and caring for cancer patients in Africa. “We recognized the need to address some… 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

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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

Watch Me Go Launches Crowdfunding for Girls High School Education

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Watch Me Go is a new organization giving girls living in urban slums around the world the opportunity to go to high school. It recently launched the first crowdfunding platform dedicated entirely to girls’ secondary education in developing countries, and is currently raising funds to send 40 girls from one of Africa’s largest slums, Kibera… Read More

Alabama Takes Pragmatic Approach To Intrastate Crowdfunding

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We caught wind of a proposed crowdfunding exemption in the State of Alabama in the fall of 2013. As any regular reader of Crowdfund Insider knows, intrastate crowdfunding exemptions are popping up left and right as of late. Just this week we reported on proposed legislation in Washington State. Earlier this month we covered an underwhelming… Read More

Earwig Bests Crowdfunding Target on Crowdcube

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Earwig Academic Raises 128% of Goal at £180,000. Investors quickly backed Earwig software raising equity on the Crowdcube platform. The company had set a goal of raising £140,o00 but 71 investors have participated to push that amount higher.  This represented an 18% stake in the academic reporting software company.  The single largest investment was £20,000…. Read More

Innovation In Enterprise Funding: University Crowdfunding

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The IKT in partnership with CGPL Consulting are pleased to present Innovation in Enterprise Funding: University Crowdfunding as a one day event in Central London Crowdfunding gives Technology & Knowledge Transfer Professionals a means of raising investment to innovate, students the opportunity to launch their own projects and new ways for universities to engage with… Read More