Tagged: history

George Takei’s Indiegogo Project “Allegiance” Opens on Broadway

Earlier this week, Star Trek legend George Takei took to the Broadway stage to present his Indiegogo project, Allegiance. The famous actor hit the global crowdfunding platform earlier this year with a mission to raise funds for the musical. The musical is described as an “epic’ multi-generational story about Japanese… Read More

Smithsonian Institute’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Project Finishes Kickstarter Run

Well, it’s official: The Smithsonian’s first crowdfunding campaign has officially ended… and it was a success! The organization announced last month that it has teamed up with Kickstarter to help fund a few projects. The first initiative was dedicated to Neil Armstrong’s famous spacesuit. The Smithsonian… Read More

FUNDED: Lowline, An Underground Park In New York Using Solar Technology To Bring It To Life

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for new solar technology to build an underground park in New York has exceeded its goal, making the Lowline one of the most-funded public art projects on the platform, according to the campaign’s page. Here’s how the Lowline team envisions the project: It turns out… Read More

Acclaimed Filmmaker Debra Riley Hits Seed&Spark to Chronicle Untold Story of 18 African American Athletes in 1936 Olympic Games

Atlanta-based Coffee Bluff Pictures is completing production of the highly anticipated documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice. History remembers one African American hero, Jesse Owens, from the 1936 Olympics, but this film shines a light on his other 17 accomplished teammates. Set against the strained and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Loving Vincent (Van Gogh), Espresso Tea & Witness Voice – Partition of India

After the tech-overload of CES International this past week it is kind of nice to get back to the world of crowdfunding.  Sure I love technology but crowdfunding is much more than hardware – as we all know.   We have had a ton of… Read More

How Pabst beer led to equity crowdfunding

In some ways, America’s pending shift to allow equity crowdfunding starts with beer. Two advertising executives in 2009 created a website to raise money from individuals to buy Pabst Brewing Co., which makes the hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon. They raised more than $200 million,… Read More

Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know (Without the Hype)

Crowdfunding is without a doubt one of the most talked-about online fundraising trends happening right now. This article provides a detailed look at crowdfunding, particularly from a nonprofit organization’s perspective. What it is, where it came from, where it is going, and what it means… Read More

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