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Parenting in Transition: Real Life Trans Parents Face Financial Barriers

Mike Mennonno | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Mennonno

Despite huge strides in the media's depiction of trans folk, in real life many still struggle against less than optimal social and financial odds.

SEC Holding Crowdfunding Hostage

Larry MacDonald | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Larry MacDonald

The SEC is blocking small business' access to funding and delaying job creation. Congress passed Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, commonly known as the JOBS Act, in 2012 and ordered the SEC to write rules for its implementation by January 2013. The SEC is more than two years late and businesses are suffering as a result.

This Formerly Homeless Man Is Making 'Huts' For Those Without Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

Pvgzly Addams knows how helpless it can feel to live without a roof over your head -- that's why you might spot him with a hammer and nails in Ocean P...

The Power of the Crowd: Using Crowdfunding to Raise Research Dollars

Lynn E. Fiellin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Lynn E. Fiellin

For crowdfunding for scientific research to be effective, efficient and most importantly, sustainable, the power of the crowd must be additive to continued (and hopefully increasing) federal funding sources, not as a substitute.

How to Raise Capital But Preserve Your Equity: Royalty Based Crowdfunding (Interview With Arthur Lipper)

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

With nowadays technology which keeps simplifying revenue management while making crowdfunding platforms as commodities, I believe royalty based crowdfunding is set to be one of the most popular models in the next two-three years.

Giving Hope On #GivingTuesday

Shivani Garg Patel | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Shivani Garg Patel

I had taken birthing classes to educate and prepare myself, and avoided reading books that highlighted all the things that could go wrong. It wasn't just an act of self-preservation, it was knowing the sad reality that thousands of pregnant women face daily.

A Growing Number of Trans Americans Are 'Crowdfunding' Their Gender Transitions

Kristen Bahler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kristen Bahler

For transgender people, who face employment discrimination, anti-trans health insurance policies and a bevy of other financial hurdles, "coming out" can come with a price tag.

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

'Wrap' It Up: Why the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself Is Entrepreneurship

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Think you don't have the time or experience to start your own business? University of Pennsylvania freshman Brandon Saw became an entrepreneur one week before starting college.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

International Operators of Equity Crowdfunding Sites Beware -- The SEC May Come After You

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

Until the adoption of SEC rules to implement the crowdfunding exemption, operators of crowdfunding platforms should tread with extreme caution to ensure compliance with U.S. securities laws. Eureeca discovered this the hard way.

Chronicles of a Crowdfunding Amateur: Part One

Andrew Chau | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

I never know how to respond when people ask me if they should use Kickstarter to start their business. After all, I've seen just as many Kickstarter failures as I have successes.

Giving Back This Season

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in #GivingTuesday and CrowdRise's Ho...

A Thirst to Create Leads to Kickstarter

Lee Schneider | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

Funny how limitations can expand your horizons. Nathan Resnick was a college sophomore when he started his first Kickstarter campaign. He wanted to make watches, but he had no way of meeting the minimum order quantities set by manufacturers.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

The True Power of the Crowd: 5 Real Estate Projects Which Made History

David Drake | Posted 01.17.2015 | Money
David Drake

The true power of the crowd lies in its ability to find its place in the market and to make investment decisions itself. Nowhere is this more true than in the real estate crowdfunding space.

What I Learned About Crowdfunding

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

A year ago I thought that crowdfunding would totally revamp the economic landscape. That we'd all just let our imaginations run wild and get our friends, family and the webosphere to back us.

4 Crowdfunded Inventions That Would Make Travel Easier

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We're always impressed by the brilliant ideas that we find on crowd-funding platforms -- particularly the ones that solve the biggest problems and frustrations in travel.

This Man Ditched His Birthday, Asked People To Donate To His Cousin's Cancer Fund Instead

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

The day before Hazel Basilio learned she had ovarian cancer, she was doing what she loves: playing basketball as a member of the Guam Women's Masters ...

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Realty Mogul CEO Entices Investors for Hard Rock Hotel

Nadine Cheung | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

Jilliene Helman talks about the perks of owning a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, CA through Realty Mogul. Aol's BeOn group creates c...

Institutional Real Estate Crowdfunding: Big Players Join the Crowd

David Drake | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
David Drake

It's Time to Rethink Your Stance Current trends suggest that those who believe crowdfunding is a "minority capital" and that it excludes (to a large ...

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Realty Mogul Is Changing The Crowdfunding Game

Nadine Cheung | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

When it comes to crowdfunding, sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the first to come to mind. However, crowdfunding in the real estate space has ...

Thinking of Investing Through Crowdfunding?

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

It's important that all investors use their 'investment sense' with proper due diligence prior to involvement and before paying for any offered security. Otherwise, investors stand to lose it all.