Tagged: social good

European Innovation Council Prize on Blockchains for Social Good Awards €5 million to Six Winners Focused on Financial Inclusion, Renewable Energy, Other Projects

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has reportedly awarded €5 million to six winners, who were chosen based on their potential to develop scalable, “deployable” and “high-impact” blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) solutions for addressing societal challenges. As noted… Read More

Kiva Reaches $1 Billion Milestone in Crowdfunding Loans

On Monday, crowdfunding platform for social good, Kiva, announced it surpassed $1 billion in loans supporting borrowers around the world. The funding portal revealed more than 2.4 million entrepreneurs, farmers, and students globally have been able to launch and expand viable businesses or pursue an… Read More

Crowdfunding a “New Story”

Atlanta based startup, New Story, is leveraging technology for social good. Founded in September of 2014, this crowdfunding platform has already funded 2 new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. These families, who have been living in tents and other fragile… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses Crowdfunding For Social Good (Video)

On Friday (November 21st), co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann sat down with Bloomberg West to discuss users of the platform and the idea of crowdfunding for social good. During her interview, Ringlemann stated, “We’re seeing a broad spectrum, we’re seeing social entrepreneurs,… Read More

Simplon Crowdfunds Programming School For Underprivileged Youth On Ulule

Simplon.co is “an accelerated factory for web developers and digital entrepreneurs” based in France that aims to empower youth through web development apprenticeships. The outfit has now raised over $21,000, meeting their goal in a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. Paying those who have been trained or… Read More

How Crowdfunding Can Reduce Economic Inequality

The following post was submitted to us this week by José Francisco Ávila. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, many have expressed their opinion as to the strides made since then, and how much more work Americans have to… Read More

BigLeap Launches First Campaign On New Crowdfunding Platform For Social Good

BigLeap has just launched a new crowdfunding platform for social good campaigns. These campaigns are referred to as “challenges.” Historically, incentive challenges and competitions with significant prizes or rewards have resulted in quantum-leap progress and innovation. Traditionally only a select few large organizations have used… Read More

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