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What Women Really Want from Porn

Kit Murray Maloney | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Kit Murray Maloney

Ever wonder why men seem to be less particular about their porn than women? It has nothing to do with a desire for getting aroused and everything to do with context and content. Traditional porn is created by men and for men, meaning it's filmed with a man and his fantasies in mind.

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...

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

Lisa Curtis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Curtis

When my campaign to raise $100,000 in 30 days failed, I was forced to ask myself some very tough questions. In speaking with others, I've found that these are questions few people think about before embarking upon a crowdfunding campaign.

Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette Unite on Award-Winning Trafficking Film

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The taut drama becomes even more chilling with the knowledge that it is re-enacted everyday in some form in countless brothels in India and beyond -- more often than not, without the intervention that saved Lakshmi.

Indiegogo's New Charity Site Won't Charge Platform Fees

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact

Indiegogo relaunched a fundraising initiative on Wednesday that will enable nonprofits and grassroots campaigns to raise money without having ...

Oaxaca Film Fest: International Films, Sundance and Mezcal in the Colonial City

Karin Badt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I happened to learn about the Oaxaca Film Festival by the luck of coincidence. While surfing in Puerto Escondido, I met its charismatic director, Ramiz Adeeb Azar, an Iranian American, based in the city of Oaxaca, on the beach.

3 Tips on New Product Development from Kuli Kuli Founder and CEO Lisa Curtis

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Co-Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli Lisa Curtis her opinion on how to develop a new product because she is currently operating a successful startup that is in the process of developing a new healthy energy drink.

Hollywood Headphones Startup Debuts Wood Speakers in Impressive IndieGoGo Campaign

Brittany Hodak | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

Hollywood-based headphones startup LSTN Sound Co. is no stranger to making news. Co-founder Bridget Hilton has been featured on elite Under 30 lists for Forbes and Inc. and named one of the world's Top 100 Creatives by Origin Magazine.

Fighting Child Mortality with the Kindness of Others

Breanna DiGiammarino | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Breanna DiGiammarino

Two years ago in California, Nikki Miller's boys, Carson and Chase, were both diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Thousands of miles away, Phedia, a 4 year-old in Haiti, was fighting for oxygen due to the congenital heart disease she had faced since birth. What do the two have in common?

Oddest Fund-Raising Campaigns

MoneyTips | Posted 09.01.2015 | Weird News

Here are just a few of the many interesting crowdfunding campaigns, ranging from the tasteless to the worthless to the just plain strange.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off With Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.

Stand With the Real Coachella

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Hamidi

Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.

Indiegogo Sets Sights On ‘Holy Grail’ Of Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

Indiegogo is eyeing its next milestone.  The site, along with many in the startup industry, awaits a federal ruling on equity crowdfunding,...

Jenny Che

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short | Jenny Che | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

That's a long way to go.

Damon Beres

You Can Use This Bracelet To Pay For Things -- And Feel Like A Better Person | Damon Beres | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

It's easier than ever to pay for things. There's Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, Square, Venmo and a litany of other tools that all basically do the...

Shine Louise Houston & Jiz Lee: Crowdfunding Queer Porn Their Way....

Dar Dowling | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Dar Dowling

Crowdfunding Queer Porn? Yes, that's exactly what Shine Louise Houston, the director and producer behind Pink & White Productions, is doing with a little help from gender queer porn star Jiz Lee, her second in command at the studio.

'Dead. Gay. Fictional.' Short Film Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Wes Janisen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Wes Janisen

Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn't poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, "I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional."

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Solar Panels Could Save Patients In Gaza's Hospitals, Thanks To A New Fundraising Campaign | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The electricity is there one second and cut off the next. Each time it goes, it can take a struggling patient's life with it. That's ...

The Power of One: How Individuals Are Raising Millions for Nepal Relief Efforts

Breanna DiGiammarino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Breanna DiGiammarino

Crowdfunding platforms are raising millions of dollars from thousands of people to support Nepal relief efforts.

Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robin Raskin

Has anyone noticed that crowdfunding is not just about a bunch of young aspirationals looking for cash? What started out as a way to democratize innovation and access to capital, is now a sweet way for well-established companies to play at being a "startup."

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.

Community Art and Demolition Derby

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Sue Kerr

My friends at Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) dragged a car all around the country, wheat pasting photos of supporters onto the car only to end up smashing the vehicle at a country fair.

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...

Skeptical Beekeeper Calls IndieGoGo Flow Hive 'Expensive Gimmick'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green

The Flow Hive recently set the Internet abuzz with its promise of simplifying the honey-harvesting process, but some experts are speaking out about th...