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Emmett Rensin | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Emmett Rensin

For $250 dollars, you will receive one (1) standard ticket to the Rolling Stones concert of your choosing. We've got two scheduled for next year, one in a retirement home in Passaic, the other in....um...we forget.

14 Food Kickstarters That Were Finally Funded!

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste

We can't wait for these food products to hit shelves.

How You Can Help Start A Farm

Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste

This Kickstarter is making waves in pastured farming.

Will Robert Kouba and Kickstarter Kick Ass?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kenneth Robinson

Between Kickstarter and the rapid advances in technology, the playing field has been leveled. I predict we will soon see a blockbuster movie conceived, produced and distributed by a new age of independent film professionals, untainted by the Hollywood experience.

Cyber Singer #doingitmyself

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Now I need to put my performer hat back on, rehearse with the two pianists and Carlisle Floyd, and stay healthy. I know that thanks to my efforts at least 250 people will have the CD in hand by the fall. This was the goal.

On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Will Surpass the VC industry

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?

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.

Kickstarter Enables LGBT-Themed Projects To 'Go For Gold'

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin Lopez Woods

We sometimes exhaust all our efforts to bring mainstream awareness to LGBT issues and receive little fanfare. This can all change with a creative idea, supporters of that idea, and the use of Kickstarter.

Lee Speigel

Young Dinosaur Hunter Secures Funds To Begin Search For Giant Reptiles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.18.2012 | Weird News

Stephen McCullah needed to raise $26,700 by May 11 in order to secure enough funds through Kickstarter.com to, well, kickstart his expedition to the R...

Kickstarter Bug Exposes Info From Thousands Of Projects

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

Just a few weeks after its third birthday, Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform behind such successful projects as inPulse's Pebble iPhone watch, i...

Katherine Bindley

A Grizzly Bear Coat Raised $14,000 On Kickstarter?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Technology

The crowd-funding website Kickstarter is known for getting projects -- both practical and noble -- off the ground. There's that watch that syncs i...

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Bring An Abandoned Amusement Park Back To Life

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

When we think of amusement parks the first things that come to mind are long lines and dripping ice cream, but there was a time when these places pres...

Nate C. Hindman

The Segway And The Skateboard Just Had A Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- The past month has been one wild ride for Ben Forman and Geoff Larson, the creators of a weight-sensing electric skateboard called th...

Kickstarter Is On Track To Beat The National Endowment For The Arts In Funding

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Fundraising website Kickstarter is on track to beat the National Endowment for the Arts in funding, Talking Points Memo reports. In an exclusive in...

Photographer Captures IKEA's Staged Reality

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

IKEA's showrooms are notorious for their quaint living spaces, with perfectly outfitted bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms. These mini-homes dot th...

Vincent Moon Wants YOU to Fund His Next Film

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

We've seen Kickstarters for pools floating on the waterways of New York, iPad stylus mockups and more, so it makes sense that Vincent Moon would turn ...

Community Plus Commerce

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

"Green" thinking is now a part of our collective consciousness, and the new Internet phenomenon of " social commerce " is in full flower.

How Will You Show Some Love? Reinventing Valentine's Day

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

It's certainly a special thing when we pause to appreciate our loved ones. But perhaps we can raise our game in 2011 and do a bit more on this date.

Crowd-Sourcing a Film's Budget Takes a Charitable Spin

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Independent filmmakers have done everything from maxing out their credit cards to forming limited partnerships, creating hedge-fund tax shelters, sque...

Nonprofits: Open Up Your Data, Become a Platform Organization

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tanja Aitamurto

Nonprofit organizations are facing a similar challenge to other organizations: the old structures don't apply to this era, and the new structures are yet to be found.

Just Call Me "Rough" and "Tough"

A. Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
A. Moret

Somehow I became a writer -- and an art writer by accident. I live to get lost museum spaces and wait patiently for the art works to unravel, reveal a glimpse of their creator, and surrender a story.

MLK2010: Harnessing the Heritage of Haiti

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

At a time when our own deficit is soaring and the US faces innumerable challenges, we must unlock our creative capacities and cast new lines to help Haiti.

CrowdFunding: How to Kickstart Your Business

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Juliette Powell

'Crowdfunding', a spin on 'crowdsourcing', is the latest funding opportunity at a time when our funding institutions are failing.