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Fundraising: Oui or Non?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As government funding for the arts has fallen (as it has in most European countries), museums are trying to fill their budget gaps by asking the public to contribute.

7 Ways to Refresh Your 'Social Good' Vocabulary in 2013

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

It's 2013 and now more than ever we have an excuse to revisit the basics in all-things social good. Whether you're a novice or an expert, the following seven buzz words are must-haves.

Crowdfunding For Everything From Taxidermy To Tuition

USA Today | Posted 01.16.2013 | College

There’s money for the taking — if you know where to look and who to ask. Crowdfunding services like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe are hel...

Crowd Funding and Lotto: Which Is Worse?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Securities and Exchange Commission is finalizing its work on implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law by Preside...

Crowdsourcing: The New Way to Solve Problems

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.10.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Recently, there's a new form of problem-solving that's emerged. Crowdsourcing is the whole idea of taking a few thousand ordinary minds and having them work together to create a solution for a large problem.

Bootlegging the Kentucky Brand

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It all started with the idea of a Super Bowl commercial to promote the real Kentucky. "We wanted to put it on the biggest stage in the world," says Whit Hiler of ad agency Cornet IMS in Lexington.

The Death of the Author: E-lit and Collective Creativity

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.26.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

For many electronic writers, collaboration, though not crowdsourcing, is a necessary and often preferred way of writing. Few people have all the skills necessary to create works that require web-design, coding, excellent writing, and use of image and sound.

Now It's Possible to Make Your Dreams Come True

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 02.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

Just on time, right before we end yet another year without having done much to fulfill our dreams, an innovative platform sees the light.

Two of a Kind: Where Technology Meets Social Innovation

Patricia Morizio | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Patricia Morizio

Technology can be a great catalyst of change, but it cannot be considered a silver bullet to the world's myriad of complex problems. We must involve the creative and cultural industries with the technical.

Commuters of the World, Connect

John Rossant | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
John Rossant

From a system point of view, text sentiment analysis of apps like Waze and Roadify is a potential goldmine for transportation agencies and local governments, who need more information about commuters' real-time problems.

Don't Acqui-hire, Acqui-source Instead

Bryce Maddock | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

Why renegotiate exclusivity agreements every few years? Why continuously review outsourcing vendors or auditing your existing outsourcing vendor? Bring the highly specialized outsourcing process in-house.

The Power of Crowds on the TED Radio Hour

Eric Nuzum | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Nuzum

This past May, the TED Radio Hour explored the fascinating ideas behind mass-collaboration. Crowd-based actions on the Internet, open-source city building, virtual music composition and performance... the journey into the world of shared expression is uplifting and powerful.

Part of Something Larger Than Ourselves

Eric Whitacre | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Whitacre

2012-11-22-whitacrepullOur virtual family celebrates together, we mourn together, but through it all we are singing, connecting with each other in a way that only singing allows. And the community has begun spilling over into "real life" as well.

Creative Ways to a Second Career

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Many people long to do something different. They dream about starting a new career but can't get past the common hurdles: how to leverage what they know into what they love and how to live on less, as a new career often means a pay cut.

Your Start-Up Life: Don't Manage, Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.

How Galaxy Zoo Conquered Space

Peter Diamandis | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

It used to be that, in astronomy, a small team of people could look at photos of a few thousand galaxies and classify and catalog them relatively easily. But now, with a new generation of robotic telescopes scanning the skies constantly and producing millions of images, that's become next to impossible.

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Budweiser's Risky Move | Alice Hines | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

For food and beverage companies, crowdsourcing new flavors has become nearly as trendy as salted caramel or pumpkin spice. Early next year, Budwei...

Citizen Journalism Needs a Dose of Journalistic Ethics After Sandy

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
Tyler Mahoney

Getting a voice on the ground isn't easy, especially when much of that ground is underwater. But, as a matter of journalistic ethics, accurate news is the most important during the worst circumstances.

High Quality Content On-Demand: E-Commerce Needs Rise, Design Workforce Adapts

Bryce Maddock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Bryce Maddock

As e-commerce begins to represent increasingly larger portions of retailers total sales, retailers are frequently outsourcing all non-core competencies in order to capitalize on new opportunities and markets afforded by the Internet.

Can You Read This? Researchers Turn To Crowdsourcing To Decipher Mystery Language

Posted 10.22.2012 | World

Researchers at Oxford University hope new technology and crowdsourcing on the Internet will help them decipher the world's oldest writing system that ...

Food Waste In, Renewable Energy Out: Startup Re-Nuble Is Crowdfunding the Local Green Economy

Josh Garrett | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Josh Garrett

As the memories of rationing and victory gardens fade from its collective consciousness, the United States has become a nation of supremely wasteful eaters.

Hacking for Hunger? There's An App for That!

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

We are sparking the imagination and entrepreneurial talent of the world to use the new mobile and computing technology to solve one of the world's most devastating problems.

How Amazon Makes Movies (Hint: It Watches What You Watch)

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc is producing its own movies and TV programming using the consumer tracking an...

Giving the World Back a Portion of Its Lost Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Sue Shanahan

How wonderful would it be to know from an early age that our intuition is a gift to help us navigate through life? My picture book Glory in the Morning holds that truth.

"A New World Arising" - A Participant's Reflections on ReStart Romania

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

When we see eye-catching new developments in the online world, we focus on a website or a project, or the immediate political repercussions, but we don't necessarily recognize that social media has reconfigured social relations.