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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 ...

The 4 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Get Right

John Bowen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As business owners, we all want to be successful on purpose -- achieving tremendous results by design instead of stumbling toward them. With that in mind, here's a roadmap to help you bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be down the road.

Crowdsourcing Platforms: A Unique, Cost-Effective Strategy for Start-Up Success

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

When it comes to designing essential brand elements, such as a logo and website, start-ups and small businesses today can either create their own or hire someone to do it for them.

'Uber For Activists' Connects Dissidents With Skilled Professionals

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact

Update: The Huffington Post has partnered with to publish activist blogs from places like Iran and Syria. You can read them all he...

Uberdose: 911 for People Who Should Call for Help, But Won't

Jason Friesen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.

Uncle Sam Wants YOU To Help Solve National Challenges

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology

You might know that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) uses challenges to stimulate innovation, including competitions ar...

White House Explores How 'Citizen Science' Can Help Society

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology

Doing experiments isn't just for the birds, and it's not just for the professional scientists, either. Long before anyone ever thought of "crowdsourc...

So You Want to Be a (Citizen) Scientist?

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has got you covered. NSF supports citizen science and crowdsourcing efforts across all areas of science, whether your passion is scanning the night sky, exploring your own backyard or playing video games.

A 25,000 Node Human Data Platform Just Raised $50 Million

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Premise has essentially built the world's largest channel check machine by building a technology stack to connect 25,000 people around the world to requests from large institutions. These people, largely outside of the U.S. earn small bits of money for doing quick field research.

An Invitation for Crowdsourced Dream Work

Erin McElroy | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

One way to get better at engaging your dreams, both waking dreams and those of the night, is to talk about them. Since dreams operate on the level of ...

Nelson Mandela Poster Project -- Innovation Insights From Open Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.13.2015 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Who might be more likely to dream up breakthrough ideas, the lone genius or a smart individual imbedded in a diverse social network? Western culture...

How the Crowd Can Help Make Entrepreneurs Out of South Africa's Unemployed Youth

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

This is the last in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts linked to Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100%...

5 Ways Finding the Right Fiverr Gig is Like Finding the Right Realtor and How Not to Be Frustrated by Either!

Lee Davenport | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Lee Davenport

The process of finding the right designer on Fiverr feels interestingly similar to finding the right real estate agent. Here's how to do both well.

How Crowdsourcing Anti-Corruption Policy Might Ease Brazil's Legitimacy Crisis

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

If there is no sufficient effort to tackle this growing legitimacy crisis through crowdsourcing or other strategies, the future is likely to be very bleak. The gap between the government and citizens will continue to widen, leading to these possible futures in Brazil.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

How Tech Helped Deliver Wedding Memories To A Bed-Ridden Mother

Mashable | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

When 29-year-old Samantha Carisch walked down the aisle in Sonoma, California, last month, her heart rate pulsated at 115 bmp -- a range typically as...

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence. Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled was designed...

The One Thing You Need Before Embarking on a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

On the first day of campaigning, I didn't think much of them, but by the second week, I felt like a bowling pin constantly being knocked over. How much more knocking over could I possibly take?

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Sure, all the traditional means of raising money are still there. And approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs according to a popular monthly credit index report. But banks and those traditional financing options are no longer the only game in town.

How Crowdsourcing Can Help Us Fight ISIS

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Current rhetoric from the White House would suggest there is resistance to notably altering the current US strategy to fight ISIS. But crowdsourcing could be a relatively simple, quick and effective way for President Obama to at least adapt his policy approach to suit changing dynamics, just as ISIS seems to be doing.

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

Police Thug Game: The Hunger Games of Baltimore and America

Maxim Thorne | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

In the Hunger Games bestselling novels and movies, the rich capital uses terroristic "games" to control the 12 poor surrounding districts. No young fan of the books or movies would miss the uncanny parallels between the treatment of Balitmore's poor and the brutal jovial wanton violence against Panem's poor.