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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...

WATCH: Fighting NYC's Anti-Muslim Ads

Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

There's a new campaign to fight back against a series of anti-Muslim subway ads in New York City. Akiva Freidlin has launched a project, currentl...

Indiegogo Shutters Woman's Syria Fundraiser For Family

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Even though Julie Angus of Canada is thousands of miles away from Syria, the nation's civil war hits close to home. Angus’ uncle, his wife and t...

The Fundraising Method That's Drawing Most Money For Sandy Relief

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some who lost their homes or businesses have turned to crowd-funding websites to elicit a faster a...

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...

Does Crowdfunding Fail Some of the Most Promising Entrepreneurs?

Elizabeth Gerber | Posted 02.11.2013 | Small Business
Elizabeth Gerber

Who has an extended network of more than 10,000 people who have at least some disposable income to give to a crowdfunding campaign? Not the technical school student who comes from the projects; in her network, a gift of 50 dollars could mean no groceries for a week.

PHOTOS: The 'Humans Of New York' After Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

When Sandy hit New York City, it completely destroyed some neighborhoods just as completely as it spared others. While Breezy Point was under water an...

Love Your Neighbor: An Inspiring Story Of Two Friends

Frank Fredericks | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Loving our neighbors, whether next door or at our door step, doesn't require a change in profession, just a willingness to speak, to listen and to give. May Brendan's story challenge us this week to step out of comfort zone.

Indiegogo Campaign Organized By Fark.com Raises Thousands For Embattled Soup Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.21.2012 | Good News

A group of strangers have banded together to help out the Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen that has been threatened with a donor backlash after Rep. Pau...

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.

The Little Modern Theatre: A Brief Oral History

Tony Bartolone | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

The Little Modern is a special place for comedians, improvisers and audiences. It is a magical, DIY paradise where anything is possible.

Here's How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

it's still hard to get that $15,000-$250,000 seed capital to get your idea off the ground. Enter crowdfunding.

Law School Graduate Wants Your Help To Pay His Debt

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nick Freilich is asking the Internet for $75,000 to help him pay off his law school loans. He's a 30-year-old graduate of Georgetown Law...

WATCH: This Necklace Is Made Of WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Darling, what goes better with these shoes: @DRUNKHULK or @Horse_ebooks? Now for sale on crowd-funding site Indiegogo: The "data necklace," a visua...

My Great American Video Store Documentary

Tribeca | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

I don't stream -- maybe I'm in the minority, but I'm not sure I am. Because of all this, I am making a documentary feature film on the lamented loss of the independent video store.

If You Go Indie, Should You Go Indiegogo?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Catherine McKenzie

Indiegogo is one of several crowdfunding services that have sprung up in recent years, the idea being that you use social media to get a bunch of strangers to help finance your project. People contribute because your campaign touches them in some way.

A Visit to Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Labratory and Tower (video)

Kim Mance | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Kim Mance

I hopped in a zipcar and drove from NYC out to Shoreham, Long Island several months ago and trespassed around the site of inventor Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe tower and laboratory to see how it looks. As of April 2012, it's looking pretty bad.

Outgrow.Me: Where Kickstarter Projects Go When They Mature

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson Until now there hasn't been a one-stop-shop for crowdfunded projects that have met their goals but are still availible for prchase...

Crowdfunding: Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo

Jim Kukral | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Jim Kukral

For my first project for my book series, I ended up raising over $35,000 on my own, without either Kickstarter or IndieGogo. For my second campaign called Jim For Life, I purposely choose to go with IndieGogo over Kickstarter. Here's why.

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

USC Students Hope To Save L.A. Community High School

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Two University of Southern California students have launched an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of raising $10,000 by Aug. 10 so Los Angeles Community Hig...

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

Yellow Jacket: An iPhone Case With A Stun Gun For Self Defense (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business

The iPhone may already come with top-notch security to protect you from viruses, but what about a stun gun case to protect you from physical harm? ...

Startup Founder Won't Get Off The John

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

Australian entrepreneurs are turning the typically dismissive phrase, "Who gives a crap?" into a launchpad for their business. Simon Griffiths is o...

How to Crowdfund Your Dream

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Gabriel Mizrahi

Crowdfunding has exploded: With the help of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the usual friends-and-family panhandling has become a mainstream fundraising strategy. And perhaps no one has taken crowdfunding more seriously than content creators.