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5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

"Grace for Keshet": Where Music Meets Charity

Judah Joseph | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

Grace for Keshet has the potential between March 31st and April 9th to really change the lives of Chicagoan individuals with Special Needs. With each donor's contribution, Jonny's song also gets distributed to another person.

Letters to Our Former Selves

Ari Andersen | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

I have embarked upon a quest to learn -- and hopefully to grow -- from the wisdom of my elders. The past is humanity's great equalizer, and we all have a story worth sharing.

Crowd Sourcing: A New Way to Look at Digital Marketing?

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

However, crowd sourcing isn't only about solving problems in the fastest, cheapest way possible. Handled well, it's a tool to find effective solutions by taking a deep dive into the heart of what are often complex marketing issues.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

Technology in Health Care: Thriving in a Patient-Centric Era

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bobby Grajewski

The present is a great time for health care innovation. Instead of looking at the shutdown in Washington, D.C., or the battle over the Patient Protect...

Harnessing the Wisdom of Your Crowd

Tom Hulme | Posted 08.07.2013 | Small Business
Tom Hulme

How much more impact might your ideas have if they were easily shared and built upon by others? How many more ideas might you have if you were inspired by others' ideas? And how much more might you move from ideas to action with the encouragement of others?

The Piece Movement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

As we race to the top in education let the race include all of our pieces, in connection and partnership.

Will Robert Kouba and Kickstarter Kick Ass?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kenneth Robinson

Between Kickstarter and the rapid advances in technology, the playing field has been leveled. I predict we will soon see a blockbuster movie conceived, produced and distributed by a new age of independent film professionals, untainted by the Hollywood experience.

Alice Hines

Budweiser's Risky Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

For food and beverage companies, crowdsourcing new flavors has become nearly as trendy as salted caramel or pumpkin spice. Early next year, Budwei...

Can Science Be Crowd-Sourced?

Priyamvada Natarajan | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science
Priyamvada Natarajan

Citizen science is new territory for us all -- scientists and citizens -- and the possibilities for success are legion. But we must think very carefully about where the boundaries should be. What is clear is that there must be boundaries, and that is a truth we don't need to crowd-source.

Kickstarter For Authors: Seth Godin Is Crowdfunding New Book

Jim Kukral | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Jim Kukral

Most authors don't have a massive platform and brand awareness. Therefore, it makes it extra difficult to obtain a traditional publishing contract where you would get paid a "signing bonus" to write your book. But crowdfunding can change all that.

Cyclists Turn Into Scientists With Roadkill Reporting Project

Posted 05.11.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: The open road is a dangerous place, especially if you're not in a car. But thanks to a new "road eco...

Fostering Talent: From Life-Long to Life-Wide Learning

Katherine von Jan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Lots of cities spend millions wooing companies with tax breaks, and funding sports leagues with new constructions. CEOs for Cities, a network of mayors and city stakeholders, thinks cities ought to invest in people.

Is Crowdsourcing the Next Big Thing?

Ramon Nuez | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Ramon Nuez

One of the primary advantages of crowdsourcing is that the organization now has access to a wider range of expertise that would be unavailable to it otherwise.

The Heartbeat of Bogotá: Engaging the Population of a City to Reinvent Itself for the Digital Age

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Don Tapscott

Around the world our cities are in desperate need of rejuvenation and transformation. Elected officials are scrambling to equip their cities for the 21st century, talking about creating "open," "networked," and "smart" cities.

Keeping the Music Alive

Herbie Hancock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Herbie Hancock

My lesson for young people is to be willing to go out of your comfort zone and explore new territory. I never thought that at age 71 I would be creating a "crowd-sourced" music video with digital cameras that can blast images around the world in minutes. But I am.

Girls (and Boys) Just Wanna Have Fun

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

Social media is social. So, wouldn't it make sense for Facebook to consult with users before they make changes to the site? Apparently, the company thinks not.

Hackers Get All-Access Pass To Improve Education

Posted 06.21.2011 | Education

Who has the ultimate solution for bridging the gaps in education funding? Computer hackers, maybe. The education donation site, DonorsChoose, beli...

U.S. Cities Using Tech To Cull Ideas From Citizens

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — In a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall? Most citizens know that, at least in theory, they can bri...

Foodspotting, Crowd-Sourced Food "Journalism" Enterprise Raises $3 Million Venture Round

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Foodspotting, the San Francisco-based social media site for sharing photos of food dishes, has raised its first venture round of $3 million, accor...

Judy Consumer Gets Crowdsourcing Right

Judy Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Judy Shapiro

From the telling of it, you would think that the notion of "crowdsourcing" was borne just a few years ago with the explosive growth of Wikipedia, the ...

Crowd-Sourcing a Film's Budget Takes a Charitable Spin

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Independent filmmakers have done everything from maxing out their credit cards to forming limited partnerships, creating hedge-fund tax shelters, sque...

"If you Want an Answer, ask Everyone:" The Rise of Crowd-Source Grantmaking

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Crowd-sourcing is a powerful way to build relationships with people outside an organization, helping them uncover ideas to fund, learning about opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have heard about.