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Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Robin Raskin | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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...

Winning at Life in Croatia... and in Our World

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.

Lost In The Crowd: Surviving Kickstarter's Emotional Rollercoaster

Scott Stabile | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
Scott Stabile

I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.

Five Fabulous Fitness Wearables that Were Successfully Crowdfunded

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Today many many startups look to crowdfunding as a source of financing. According to Score.org, a nonprofit organization which mentors small businesses, crowdfunding has increased 18-fold since 2009 and now tops $10 billion. The fitness industry is no exception.

The Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

New Film Explores Queer Experiences That Don't Always Make It Onto The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices

A compelling new film is in the works that takes a look at two very different types of queer experience. "JOHNNY" is the story of a young male pros...

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Erica Swallow

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter.

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

Kristen Bahler | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay 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.

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.

Sandra Oh's New Role Is Executive Producer of an Animated Film

Gil Asakawa | Posted 01.19.2015 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Earlier this year, Sandra Oh made a graceful exit from the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 seasons as the talented, loyal, driven and mercurial surgeon Cristina Yang.

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.

Original Pink Power Ranger Sings On The Street In Her Suit

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment

Most average human beings would celebrate reaching a goal in basic, human ways. Yet if you're a Power Ranger, everything is a bit more special. Amy...

Amy Jo Johnson Indiegogo's Again

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Catherine McKenzie

Ms. Johnson is embarking on a much bigger project: seeking funding for her first feature, The Space Between. I was curious to learn how she had got from that first film to now, and what this new film was all about, and she was nice enough to answer my questions.

Mary Lou Williams : The Lady Who Swings With the Band

Yvonna Russell | Posted 12.27.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams once said: "Jazz is love. You have to lay into and let it flow." The love is in flow as filmmaker Carol Bash journeys to complete her full length documentary film "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" of the legendary diva's life and work.

Innovative Lending Options Give Small Businesses New Life

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

There are some good funding alternatives for small businesses and the growth in this area continues to accelerate. It won't be long before you and I can get crowdfunded equity in our favorite startups and businesses.

Smart Suitcase Aims To Make Luggage Carry-On Woes A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel

There's nothing worse than being told that your carefully packed carry-on bag is too big and has to be checked just as you're boarding a plane. But a ...

The French American: A True Story

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is a story of idyllic young love in Nazi-occupied France, suddenly and heartbreakingly cut short -- but never abandoned or forgotten. It is a story of bravery and patriotism.

Power Up's Latest Feature, Die, Angelo, Die, to Film in Palm Springs (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Die, Angelo, Die, the 16th film (and a feature at that!) from the non-profit LGBTQ production company, POWER UP, will be filmed in Palm Springs says...

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...