Tagged: donation

Ripple Donates Nearly $30 Million to All 35,647 Projects on DonorsChoose

On Wednesday, DonorsChoose announced San Francisco-based Ripple donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the nonprofit’s crowdfunding platform. According to DonorsChoose, the donation fulfilled 35,647 requests from 28,210 public school teachers in every state. Teachers at 16,561 public schools, or 1in 6 of all the public schools in… Read More

Brief: Pop Star Taylor Swift Donates $5,000 to GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan in Deadly Car Accident

Last week, music sensation Taylor Swift reportedly donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign that was dedicated to one of her fans, Katie Beth Cater, who passed away in a car accident. The initiative was launched to show love and support her family by helping to… Read More

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Dancer’s GoFundMe Campaign

  Ready to repay someone who has helped her in the past, Taylor Swift hit GoFundMe once again to donate $50,000 towards one of her dancers, Toshi Davidson, who’s nephew is sick. The campaign’s description reads: “Baby Ayden is 13 months old. He was just… 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… Read More

OurCrowd Infographic: Equity Crowdfunding In 2014 & Beyond

How big is the crowdfunding market expected to be in 2014? How much of the crowdfunding market is made up of equity-based funding? How many jobs does crowdfunding create? Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd released the following infographic that aims to answer these questions and more…. Read More

Watch: Bloomberg’s “Market Makers” Talk Equity Crowdfunding, Oculus Acquisition

It seems everyone has an opinion on Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and what it means for crowdfunding. That was the topic of conversation on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” Yesterday the program hosted New York University Stern School of Business Professor Anindya Ghose and a… Read More

Oculus Didn’t Respect The Process And It May Cost Them Their Early Adopters: Three Lessons

So did you hear that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion? It’s the story that the entire tech world was talking about, and for good reason. Oculus is a clear leader in the world of virtual reality hardware. It’s one of the poster children… 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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

Photo courtesy JoshBerglund19 on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyrian123/

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… 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… Read More

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

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… 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… Read More

TubeStart Offers Free Crowdfunding For Charities & Nonprofits

TubeStart is offering to help 501(c)(3) organizations by allowing charities and nonprofits to crowdfund on their platform for free. Any organizations interested in taking advantage of this offer are encouraged to contact TubeStart. More information on how to do so is available on TubeStart’s web… Read More

Wikimedia Launches $50 Million Fundraising Effort

Every year, nonprofit organization Wikimedia seeks funding from the crowd to support initiatives including their free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. This year’s effort has just launched, and Wikipedia is seeking to raise $50 million from the crowd. Wikipedia is the #5 most visited web site in… Read More

On #GivingTuesday, Givelocity Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Charities & Nonprofits

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to charitable giving. This year, #GivingTuesday is also marked by the launch of a new crowdfunding platform that aims to help high-quality charities build communities around their causes and tap into an ongoing source of funding. The platform is… Read More

On Indiegogo: Crowdfunding To Help UK Man Who Lost $8M In Bitcoins

It’s enough to make you sick. A UK man named James Howells was cleaning house and decided to throw away an old hard drive he hadn’t used in years, figuring any files he needed were already transferred to his new laptop. The problem? The hard… Read More

Project Stealth: Could Crowdfunding Help Beat Cancer?

Could crowdfunding help to provide a better way to treat certain forms of cancer? This is the amazing question at the core of a crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise $500,000 in funding to complete a study aimed at providing a treatment for cancer that… Read More

Watch: 11-year-old Crowdfunds $14K For Friend’s Cancer Battle On Piggybackr

KMSP-TV When 11-year-old Amelia Sawalich wanted to help her friend Nevaeh (below, pink hat) and her family in their battle against cancer, she turned to crowdfunding platform Piggybackr to raise funds. She set an initial goal of $5,000 and went to work promoting the campaign. 30… Read More

Central Falls, Rhode Island Takes To Citizinvestor To Bootstrap Public Works Project

Central Falls, Rhode Island is “the smallest city in the smallest state” in the United States, but it is a densely populated city; it’s comprised of nearly 20,000 residents in an area of about one square mile. Central Falls fell on hard times in the… Read More

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