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How To Crowdfund A Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — When Jeff Bowen's off-Broadway musical "Now. Here. This." closed last year, he and his collaborators were left with some great things...

Crowdfunding Businesses and Startups: The Ultimate Guide

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

As a result of recent successful multimillion-dollar online fundraising campaigns for products such as the Ouya, Pebble E-Paper Watch and Amanda Palmer's Theater is Evil album/tour, which have captivated audiences worldwide, crowdfunding is quickly becoming a business staple.

Who Backs the Backers on Kickstarter?

Turnstyle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

By Ike Sriskandarajah When it comes to raising money for the arts, Kickstarter has become the place to go. Since it launched in 2009, the crowd-fu...

Teen With Autism Starts Awesome T-Shirt Business (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.08.2013 | Teen

Combining her love of fashion, the alphabet, and the color green, 15-year-old Hannah Greenberg is creating a new T-shirt line. But it's not your typic...

Conscience Is In, Greed Is Out and Crowdfunding Is On

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

For most entrepreneurs crowdfunding is not just an option anymore. It is a necessity. And as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention. Stay tuned.

Crowdfunding 201: A New Model From Seed & Spark

Turnstyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

By Lucas McNelly It's a familiar scene to many filmmakers: they budget out their film, calling in favors left and right, then they launch their crow...

Unlocking the Global Trillion Dollar Crowdfunding Market

Kevin Lawton | Posted 01.31.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

To get to this point in crowdfunding history has taken some heroic efforts on the part of so many people. But as this space expands, we need even more leaders, from every continent to rise up and voice your support.

Money Bomb for Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platforms

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Yvonna Russell

Hopefully gone are the days when filmmakers raised funds for their films by any means necessary. Now, crowdfunding platforms are the way to finance film projects through individuals on the web.

Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the United States

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.

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.

WATCH: Woman Raises $25K For Hospital Bills On Crowdfunding Website

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With the soaring costs of health care, some Americans are turning to online crowdfunding websites to raise money to pay for the care they need. One wo...

A Microloan for a Major Difference

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Small businesses are the cornerstone of the nation's economy and a stepping stone to the American Dream. They are the engine of local and national economies, creating two out of every three net new jobs in the country.

The Crowdfunding Solution: If the Government Can't Fix the Economy... Maybe Entrepreneurs Can

Trey Bowles | Posted 03.25.2013 | Small Business
Trey Bowles

I often write about the brave and innovative entrepreneurs in Texas, but that is only because they are working overtime to lead by example in the startup community. Texas companies have made it a habit to dream big and follow that up with execution and realistic solutions.

Strangers Pay For Bronx Teen To Attend Presidential Inauguration

Posted 01.18.2013 | Teen

When 16-year-old high school student Marcela Pinos from the Bronx was invited to the prestigious High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, she wa...

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...

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunders and Emerging Markets

Justin Guay | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need disruptive innovations that fundamentally alter the broken systems that continue to build out inequitable, fossil fueled societies.

Dearly Beloved, Let's Get Crazy With Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra on New Years Eve in New York City

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.28.2012 | New York
Holly Cara Price

2012 has been quite the year by all accounts. The music industry -- which is still trying to figure out what happened to its former self -- took a serious blow by the concept of crowdfunding this year. And by concept I mean runaway success.

Amanda Palmer: You Need the Crowd Before the Kick

Jason Schmitt | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

Amanda Palmer is outlining the limits of our digital lives through her gumption and perseverance. At the end of the day she has the correct ownership: us.

Tips for College Students Thinking of Volunteering Abroad

Steven Weddle | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Steven Weddle

Thought of ditching the tour buses, unruly crowds and hangovers typical of a standard college trip for a more meaningful travel experience? You're not alone.

Crowdfunding: Where Should You Invest?

Tony Fish | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Tony Fish

Whilst the obvious answer is in a good business, good idea and a good team; this blog explores that this is an obvious trap. The simple answer to wh...

With Equity Crowdfunding, You Can Play Venture Capitalist

Pamela Poole | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology
Pamela Poole

What are the odds that they knew that the start-up could soon face serious competition from established American crowdfunding platforms because our laws were about to change? Slim, I'd say.

Glasses That Prevent Date Rape?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.13.2012 | College

A graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts is raising money to develop and sell a new product that he says could greatly reduc...

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.