Tagged: non profit

Why the Charity Sector Desperately Needs to Adopt Blockchain Technology

Currently, all eyes are fixed on the financial applications of blockchain technology. The idea of transferring money between two parties without a bank’s involvement is revolutionary stuff. Transferring money for charitable purposes is also fraught with middlemen. Charities, just like financial institutions, are beset by… Read More

5 Nonprofit P2P Fundraising Lessons We Learned This Year

As legislation changes and technology advances, peer-to-peer fundraising is developing as a fundraising tool in the nonprofit world. These developments can pose interesting challenges for nonprofits, as well as opportunities to capitalize on advances in social networking and fundraising strategy. Social networking is steadily evolving… Read More

Non Profits are Thinking About Crowdfunding All Wrong

We don’t do crowdfunding. I can’t tell you how often I hear these words, spoken with such confidence, by the head of a major non-profit. I’ve come to realize there are many reasons for this initial hesitation, and it’s a combination of many things, but… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Texas-Based Gridmates Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Electric Companies & Low-Income Non-Profits

Gridmates announced a new donation-based, energy crowdfunding site that will allow donors to browse through a directory of distressed electricity customer profiles and then donate energy assistance. The site seeks to help low-income customers such as single moms with young children, elderly couples, disabled veterans, storm/hurricane survivors and… Read More

Craig Newmark Celebrates 4th Anniversary of craigconnects Initiative; Raises More Than $7.5 Million for Charity Through Six Crowdfunding Campaigns

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, marked the fourth anniversary of his craigconnects initiative this week, citing a host of accomplishments since starting the initiative in 2011. The initiative is Newmark’s personal, Web-based effort to promote and enhance the use of technology and social media for philanthropy and… Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Saves Adrian Grenier’s Whale Documentary By Giving $50,000 to Kickstarter Campaign

Just when things started to look grim for Adrian Grenier’s 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale Kickstarter project, the crowdfunding campaign managed rally and capture the initial $300,000 goal, thanks to Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio’s funds and social media powers. As previously reported, Grenier and the film’s director Josh Zeman shared, “We… Read More

Fan-based Webseries Star Trek Continues Debuts Second “Kirkstarter” For New Episodes

Earlier this week, fan-based, non-profit production Star Trek Continues launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for more episodes of its popular webseries. Sharing details about the production, the Star Trek Continues team wrote, “Our first episode, Pilgrim of Eternity, premiered in May 2013… Read More

Kimbia Publishes Donor Demographics from the “Largest” Nonprofit Crowdfunding Event (Infographic)

Kimbia, the single-day crowdfunding event platform for nonprofit organizations, has released their Who Gives to Crowdfunding Events? infographic. The infographic includes donor demographics from Give Local America, which has been dubbed the largest crowdfunding event to date, during which over 300,000 donors gave $53.7 million to more… Read More

Give Local America To Host Crowdfunding Event In Support Of Local Charities

On May 5, 2015, Give Local America will connect more than 10,000 cities across the country for what will be dubbed as the nation’s “largest 24-hour crowdfunding event.” The second annual event provides critical funding for thousands of local non-profits through the crowdfunding platform, Kimbia. This year’s… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Hubbub Hits Over £405,000 During Final Days on Crowdcube

Seeking to expand its growing platform, university crowdfunding website Hubbub launched an equity campaign on Crowdcube to raise £250,000. In order to raise the funds, the company decided to offer 8.12% ownership for each backer. Not only did it raise the initial goal, the campaign finished… Read More

Will Ferrell Gets His Game On to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients & Survivors

Old School star, Will Ferrell, is staking his claim on the gaming world, for a cause. After successfully proving his “world dominance” in activities ranging from drum battles to anchoring the news, the actor is now ready to challenge video gamers far and wide, to raise… Read More

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

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… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 25, 2013

Entrepreneur | Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money It is something we say over and over again: crowdfunding is about more than money. Specifically, entrpereneurs and project creators can and should make use of the feedback they get from the crowd to inform their strategies…. Read More

Uruut’s First Project Surpasses $100,000 Crowdfunding Goal

Having just launched this past July in public Beta,  Uruut, a non-profit crowdfunding platform, has announced it has completed the largest opening raise of any donation-based crowdfunding platform. This achievement comes with the announcement of new high-profile board member, Doug Shipman, CEO of National Center… Read More

Beats of Laughter, Crowdfunding to Beat Cancer

Cancer Bio-Entrepreneur Launches Beats of Laughter. Mona Jhaveri, Ph.D. Launches Crowdfunding Site Beats of Laughter – powered by Launcht.   Mona Jhaveri, Ph.D., a respected and forward-thinking Cancer Bio-entrepreneur, today launched Beats of Laughter, a non-profit organization and crowdfunding platform that is casting a spotlight on… Read More

Nonprofits find rewards by being nudged into crowdfunding

Three local community organizations discovered friends they never knew when they began asking strangers for money — online. “I’m still almost at a loss for words, I’m so grateful” said Ester L. Holzendorf, president of a group working to improve the 3800 block of Chestnut… Read More

Fundly Announces New Crowdfunding Features

Fundly, a crowdfunding for good platform, today announced a series of new features, partners and initiatives to bolster the success of “Run-Walk-Ride” charity fundraising events. Fundly was a featured presenter at last week’s 2013 Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council Conference, the largest annual gathering of athletic event fundraising… Read More

Kiva Touches One Million Lives Around the World With Crowdfunded Loans

Kiva, a crowdfunding platform for social good, announced today that it has reached over 1 million people in more than 65 countries through $400 million in microloans. This is a tremendous milestone for the nonprofit organization, which was founded in 2005 to connect people through… Read More

How to raise $16 million from crowdfunding in one day

Minnesota’s GiveMNraised $16.3 million in one day using crowdfunding site Razoo in November of 2012. In what has become a major annual event in the nonprofit community in Minnesota, 4,381 nonprofits participated, raising money from 53,339 people on “Give to the Max Day.” The Community Foundation of Utah (with… Read More

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