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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 05.29.2015 | 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.

How Anyone Can Turn Into A Creative Genius

Lior Zoref | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Lior Zoref

A few years ago I was invited to give a TED talk about crowdsourcing. When I started to prepare for the talk, I brainstormed ways I could share my ide...

How to Crowdsource the Top 5 Needs of Your Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 06.12.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

If you want to keep your business afloat, you need to understand how to meet the needs it has. Unfortunately, for a startup, it can be difficult to figure out how to come up with capital needed to meet all of your needs.

Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how the crowdfunding industry evolves in the future, even the most modest artistic and cause-based campaigns should consider how to build the most tax-efficient effort.

A Healthier Way to Buy Groceries Is on the Way

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The bottom line is that FoodSwitch can help consumers make better, heart-healthier decisions in a quick, easy way. Such scrutiny could push food makers to improve their products, and perhaps serve as a surveillance tool for policy-makers and other regulators.

After East Village Fire, Internet Helps Single Mom Of 3 Who Lost Everything

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact

Strangers near and far are helping one New York City mom find stable housing for her family in the wake of devastation. Although Diane McLean's fam...

Going Against the Flow: Danae Ringelmann, Cofounder of Indiegogo

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world's la...

The All-Time Best Kickstarter Inventions for the Home

BobVila.com | Posted 05.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
BobVila.com

So, it's the 21st century and we're not living like the Jetsons. Fine. But we can get as close as possible to total home automation and simplification with these incredible new inventions that debuted on the number one crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter.

CJR: 'Serial' Takes A Page From The 19th Century

CJR | Nathan McDermott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Serial podcast craze has been the amount of audience interaction with the story, a novel phenomenon for tod...

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Ten Apps that Can Make Your Life Easier

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.09.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association released their annual Stress in America report. Not surprisingly, according to the report, millennials are the most stressed-out generation, followed by Gen X.

Before They Break: Biggest Crowdfunded Gadgets of 2015

Grace McClure | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Grace McClure

We've scoured the web sifting through hundreds of unreleased products to uncover those with the 'coolest' crowdfunding potential for 2015.

Getting Personal About Homelessness

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

As I think about cold winter weather, I always remember that there is a population of homeless people who are truly at risk when exposed to the elements.

Urgent Calls For Action: How Technology Can Turn Cell Phones Into 9-1-1 Systems in Developing Countries

Jason Friesen | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

If we can crowdsource help for a ride to the airport, why not a desperately needed ride to a hospital in countries that have no emergency medical systems?

The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

What we've been witnessing is the decline of state-society relations in which citizens no longer believe in their leaders, governments or certain policies -- and they are speaking out in violent and non-violent ways. There's a recurring feeling that there must be a better, more legitimate way to govern.

5 Ways to Tap the Crowd to Drive Change

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

As many other groups look to leverage crowdfunding and other unique approaches to fundraising, we wanted to share some of the our top five pointers for building successful crowdfunding campaigns.

The Games of Our Lives

John Feffer | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

Welcome to the latest generation of computer games. They don't so much help you escape reality as insert you back into it at a different angle.

This Crowdsourcing Startup Empowers Locals

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.

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.

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 01.22.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Crowdsourcing Healthcare

Phil Simon | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Thanks to technology, just about every industry has dramatically changed in the last 20 years -- with one glaring omission: healthcare.

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is ugly than that they didn't like the manuscript you've agonized over for two years.