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Education Crowdfunding: An Engine of Good That Could Move Us Toward Equity

The Sillerman Center | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
The Sillerman Center

When public school budgets shrink, it's students who pay the price. Classes get larger, fewer field trips get scheduled, athletic programs charge fees, and technology doesn't get updated.

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Jennifer Love | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business. You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do...

On The "A" w/Souleo: Author Campaigns to Revitalize Langston Hughes' Home

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Courtesy: I, Too, Arts Collective For the last 20 years of his life the celebrated writer, Langston Hughes lived at 20 E. 127th Street in Harlem. Now...

Supporting Veterans Shouldn't Only Happen During Holidays

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I do some work to support orgs helping out service members, veterans, and their families. I figure it's the least I can do to give back. We rec...

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Minimalist Backpack Shatters Crowdfunding Target In Weeks

Jack Choros | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

Dave Zuverink, creator of the Slimfold Wallet, just shattered a $20,000 Kickstarter goal for his new invention, the Slimfold SlimPack. Raising over ...

Coffee Shop Turns to the Crowd For Growth Financing

NerdWallet | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business

By Steve Nicastro When the owners of Cocoa Cinnamon decided to open up a second coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina, they didn't max out credit car...

Crowdfunding Aggregators Help Investors Gain Efficiency, Convenience

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Embed from Getty Images more funding than venture capital in 2016. This relatively new tool is rapidly emerging as a powerful capital-raising option...

Death to the Accredited Investor Rules

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Embed from Getty Images The American Dream is dying. Social mobility in America has all but perished for the majority of Americans. With an extraor...

Bernie Supporters Are Ready To Pay The Bills For The Revolution

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― When the cost of five nights in a high-priced hotel is combined with the price of food, travel and other expenses, delegates to the D...

Honest Advice on Funding your Startup

John Rampton | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
John Rampton

If you're an entrepreneur it's hard not have fallen in love with HBO's Silicon Valley. It's arguably the most authentic look at the trials and tribulations that we startup founders have to face on a daily basis - despite being satire.

Idyllic Beach Now Public Thanks to a $1.7 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

New Zealand's crowdfunded beach becomes public park— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) July 11, 2016 By Erik ...

Change Is Coming -- In A Meaningful Way -- To Tech Investing

Herbie Ziskend | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Herbie Ziskend

It's an old story that building a more inclusive startup economy, particularly within the technology space, is badly needed.

Scaling Diversity In Venture Capital: A Nod To Continued Innovation In America's Capital Formation Legislation

Rodney Sampson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Rodney Sampson

Today, I only know of seven active early stage venture capital funds in America that have African American General Partners. There's Troy Carter and M...

Community And Crowdfunding: A Response To The Harvard Business Review

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Recently, the Harvard Business Review came out with an intriguing commentary entitled "The Unique Value of Crowdfunding Is Not Money -- It's Community."

Now You Can Raise Money For Charity On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact

Facebook just made it that much easier for you to do good in the world. The social media giant launched a new feature on Thursday that lets individual...

How To Help Vets And Their Families This Independence Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America's heroes. It's our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and we've already raised more than 44 percent more money than last year -- this is a really big deal.

How Niche Crowdfunding is Helping Inventors Thrive

Laiza King | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Laiza King

While it might look all glamorous on the outside, there are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, one of them being lack of funding and connections with the right sources. This issue is one of many reasons that have prevented some inventors from pursuing their great ideas.

Why I Decided to Crowdfund To Pay For IVF

Jessica Melcher | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Jessica Melcher

I was 26 when we decided we were ready to start a family. I had been dreaming of this moment since the day we got married and my heart was so full thinking of the life that lay ahead of us. We were going to be great parents.

Crowdfunded Sleep Monitor Raises Nearly $60,000 In Two Weeks

Jack Choros | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

If you're one of those people that gets proper sleep on a regular basis, it means that you'll spend approximately one third of your life in dreamland....

4 Ways Organizations Use Social Media To Engage With Millennial Donors

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Once labeled as the "me, me, me generation" by TIME magazine, millennials are making impressive strides when it comes to donating and contributing to charities and non-profits across the globe.

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Amanda Cremone | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Amanda Cremone

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep ca...

Can Equity Crowdfunding Save Capitalism?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Christian Chiakulas

Imagine a world where a small community business can turn its own customers into investors through the internet; where medical startups can invite the involvement of those affected by the disease they seek to cure.

How I Overcame My Biggest Mistake in Life so Far

Milena Milićević | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Milena Milićević

It is a mid-June evening in Belgrade and in the National Library of Serbia there are almost hundred young people, still learning for the exam period a...

Is This The Final Curtain For The Big Apple Circus?

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 06.13.2016 | New York
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"For me, founding Big Apple Circus was an act of love," says the legendary Paul Binder. For founders Michael Christensen and Paul Binder, that love be...