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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.[1] One early-stage equity expert described it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common Service, Project, Product, Investment, Cause, and Experience, or SPPICE.”[2] The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea.[3] In 2013, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide.[4] History[edit] Types[edit] The Crowdfunding Centre's May 2014 report identified the existence of two primary types of crowdfunding: Rewards-based[edit] Equity[edit] Debt-based[edit] Litigation[edit] Charity[edit] Role of the crowd[edit] Crowdfunding platforms[edit] Origins[edit] Press

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Indiegogo: The First & Largest Global Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo is the place where people come together to make it happen Indiegogo is the largest global crowdfunding platform Crowdfunding every day for what matters Want to see our most popular campaigns? No Application ProcessIndiegogo doesn't choose who can or cannot crowdfund so you could get started today! Global NetworkPassionate people around the world can raise money and contribute to campaigns on Indiegogo.

The Untold Story Behind Kickstarter Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] See the full infographic below. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kickstarter failures that were difficult to find because Kickstarter intentionally prevents failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines…and how I managed to find (what turned out to be) about 59% of the unsuccessfully funded projects. My article generated a lot of attention, including Mashable and VentureBeat (which republished my post). I’d like to think that it was all this attention that finally led Kickstarter to launch a stats page with data and basic metrics about the projects. I was wrong.

Crowdfunding platforms Note: I am no longer updating this list, as platforms seems to come and go. I will keep it up as an archival resource for now. Crowd’s Unite – a tool for searching hundreds of platforms Indiegogo – the originalKickstarter – ’nuff saidPatronism – For musiciansDanaRazoo – general fundraisingKapipal – general fundraising with no fees!Pozible – general crowdfundingRocket Hub – general crowdfundingSponsume Crowdfunding – for creative and artistic projectsBuzzbnk – for charities and social projectsRock The Post – general crowdfundingPlease Fund – general crowdfundingSpringboarded – general crowdfundingFundrazr – general crowdfundingFonpop – general crowdfunding platform, focusing on culture, solidarity, web and technology.Funder Hut – for communities, non-profits, small businesses, and individuals.GoTeo – social network for crowdfunding and distributed collaboration.Touraise – Enabling anyone to travel anywhere.Go Get Funding Pursu.it – funding for Canadian athletes

Donate - The Mars Society Support the Mars Society As NASA and other organizations are gearing up for new human exploration missions, the Mars Society is perfectly positioned to play a major role in training the current and next generation of space exploration professionals at our unique Mars simulation research stations in Utah and Canada. Your generous donations will ensure that these field stations continue to serve as venues for crucial hands-on experiences that will prepare scientists from a variety of disciplines for responsibilities in mission architecture and planning, crew selection, human factors, remote management and human-robotic interface. There are many ways you can support the Mars Society and its mission to promote the human exploration of the Red Planet. Make a Contribution

Ever considered being a fundraising consultant? by Ramses Man and Vera Peerdeman Our experience is that quite a lot of fundraisers at some point in their careers think about how it would be to transform from being an employed fundraiser to working as a fundraising consultant. But the gap between daydreaming and really taking the step and going into business for yourself as a fundraising consultant seems to be quite a big one. Regularly fundraisers with the ambition to become a consultant come to us for advise, because they are uncertain about what exactly they could expect and what their chances are as a fundraising consultant. Based on our experience as consultants for the last 15 years, we always ask them the same five questions.

The Myth of a Superhuman AI I’ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all our jobs and resources, and humans will go extinct. Is this true? That’s the most common question I get whenever I give a talk about AI. The questioners are earnest; their worry stems in part from some experts who are asking themselves the same thing. How Hitler defied the bankers Many people take joy in saying Wall Street and Jewish bankers "financed Hitler." There is plenty of documented evidence that Wall Street and Jewish bankers did indeed help finance Hitler at first, partly because it allowed the bankers to get rich (as I will describe below) and partly in order to control Stalin. However, when Germany broke free from the bankers, the bankers declared a world war against Germany.

Blog posts about strategy on 101fundraising Relationship Fundraising 2.0 – Or: Scenes from a kitchen table… By Malene Fregil • April 4, 2014 Morning in Oslo, Norway. Robots Will Transform Fast Food Visitors to Henn-na, a restaurant outside Nagasaki, Japan, are greeted by a peculiar sight: their food being prepared by a row of humanoid robots that bear a passing resemblance to the Terminator. The “head chef,” incongruously named Andrew, specializes in okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake. Using his two long arms, he stirs batter in a metal bowl, then pours it onto a hot grill. Stock market Size of market[edit] Stocks are partitioned in various ways. One common way is by the country where the company is domiciled. For example, Nestle, Roche, and Novartis are domiciled in Switzerland, so they are part of the Swiss stock market.

Charity Crowdfunding: what's in it for you? As a fundraiser you’ve probably heard it before: crowdfunding. Did you know that in 2011 almost $ 1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding platforms worldwide? And the sky seems to be the limit with this fundraising technique. Experts expect the total funding volume to grow with 91% (!) A World Without Work 1. Youngstown, U.S.A. The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for Youngstown, Ohio, one its residents can cite with precision: September 19, 1977. For much of the 20th century, Youngstown’s steel mills delivered such great prosperity that the city was a model of the American dream, boasting a median income and a homeownership rate that were among the nation’s highest.

Fund accounting NC State Treasurer's office, 1890 The label, fund accounting, has also been applied to investment accounting, portfolio accounting or securities accounting – all synonyms describing the process of accounting for a portfolio of investments such as securities, commodities and/or real estate held in an investment fund such as a mutual fund or hedge fund.[2][3] Investment accounting, however, is a different system, unrelated to government and nonprofit fund accounting. Overview[edit]

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