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Guns Blazing, Cameras Shooting -- Coming Out in Romania

Ioanina Pavel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Ioanina Pavel

If there's a fight coming, over the lives of Romania's transgender sons and daughters, Patrick is the one person in the world I'd entrust to lead the charge, with the carnation and the bullhorn both.

Chronicles of a Toilet Crowdfunder

Jasmine Burton | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jasmine Burton

2016. It's a new year for all, including Wish for WASH. Founded in December 2014, it has officially been 1 year of this social startup's existence. An...

Academic Research Funding Has Some Serious Flaws

Marion Leary | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

I perform cardiac arrest research and so I understand the heart fairly well. What I don't understand well, from a common sense stand point, is the granting process. There are many issues with the grant submission and funding award process that give me pause.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Three Crowdfunding Projects For Your Consideration

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Got a few extra dollars to spare? Check out three special crowdfunding campaigns worthy of a dollar or $50.

Breaking: 25K Cases of Water, and Counting, Donated to Flint Residents

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I want to put clean drinking water into the hands of every person who's in Flint, Michigan. I actually spent about a decade living not too far from Flint, so this really hits close to home for me.

After the Fall: Beyond The Big Short

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Anyone working in finance or real estate watches the housing and stock markets, economic indicators, social trends and, more recently, films. Specific...

Techs and the City: Part 1 Starting Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

Image courtesy of makelight CEO, Joanna Alpe and developer team It is the start of 2016. The world's largest technology event, CES in Las Vegas i...

5 Ways to Be Charitable on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Wherever you are on the income scale, there's always a way to be generous to others in need without damaging your own budget. Generally, if money is tight, give your time. And if both time and money are tight, you can get creative. Consider these steps first.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

A New Funding Source for Social Innovation: The 'Crowd'

FOMIN | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
FOMIN

In the journey from a revolutionary idea, to a start-up business, to an expanding business, it's difficult for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises to access the finance they need through the traditional channels of private capital markets.

Going Against the Flow: Craig Newmark and Allyson Kapin

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Craig Newmark is the founder of Craigslist and Craigconnects. Allyson Kapin has founded Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They are committed to leveraging technology for philanthropy and social good.

Blogger Attacked In Defamation Lawsuit

Jessica Denis | Posted 12.17.2015 | Chicago
Jessica Denis

Whatever their motivation is, as a blogger myself, this is a scary situation. Personally I always try to follow the rules of don't put anything out there that I wouldn't be proud if my kids read, and always keep in mind once it's out there you can't take it back.

How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is, if you can spare a few bucks, you will really be helping people like this who lost his wife and daughter when a missile tore through the house that he built for them in Syria. This father (featured above) is also battling stomach cancer and has not been able to afford treatment due to lack of health insurance.

Q&A: Cinema Veritas: Where Have All the Women Gone? A Male Filmmaker Responds

Anna Shen | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women
Anna Shen

Photo credit: Lindsey Ricker Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and other Hollywood A-List actresses are not alone...

How Technology Is Creating the Next Wave of Filmmakers

Lili Balfour | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

This year, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its five-year anniversary, but the real celebration was amongst the wave of new entrepreneurs -- filmmakers.

Rural Leaders to Paris: With Innovation, the "Development vs. Climate" Dichotomy Is False

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

#EarthToParis : the "development vs. climate" dichotomy is false. We are connected, let's act connected.

3 Things You May Not Know about Investment Crowdfunding

David Drake | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
David Drake

Friday, October 30th 2015, has become a historical milestone for all startup businesses, small to medium-sized companies, and investors in the Unit...

How Innovation Can Sustain the Music Industry

James Stoddah | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
James Stoddah

The music industry has 99 problems, but the paradigm shift could present its own solutions. Record labels have been forced to change their business model, but the artist's role helps reduce their overheads and offset the diminishing profits from digital sales.

How To Avoid Online Charity Scams This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

The giving time of year is upon us, and it's never been easier to make a holiday contribution to your favorite charity or cause.   Twitter a...

Why Scientists Need to Embrace Crowdfunding

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

From the junior physician attempting to start a pilot study to the seasoned researcher in the final years of an academic grant, the harsh reality of m...

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

Last week I had a long and fun Skype talk with Dan Shapiro. Dan and I met at the last Maker Faire in New York and we really hit it off. Dan is an entr...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

Crowdfunding Sites Can Be A 'Mixed Blessing' For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

As millions of Syrians seek refuge in neighboring Middle Eastern countries and Europe, money is flowing over the Internet to help them. Crowdfunding p...

Marillion: Unconventional -- An Interview With Tim Sidwell

Phil Simon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Over the course of three absolutely magical days, Marillion -- one of my very favorite bands -- captivated thousands of hard-core fans with over eight hours of fantastic music.

Wedding Planner Rant: Don't Even THINK About Crowdfunding to Pay for Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?