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UPDATED: Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

UPDATED: Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change
Crowdfunding is a new word for an old idea. The Oxford English dictionary defines it as: “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet” Crowdfunding’s poster child, Kickstarter, launched in April 2009. But Kickstrater is now just one of over 450 crowdfunding platforms worldwide. So, crowdfunding is big and growing fast. An example of particular interest to P2P Foundation readers might be the story of how Jonas Salk created the very first polio vaccine in the 1950s; it is was crowdfunded and patent-free. More recently, crowdfunding has been used with great success to finance political action. Inspired to take action? web | twitter | facebook | github Goteo is an open source platform for ‘crowdfunding the commons’. web | wiki | twitter | facebook | github Another open source platform, Akvo is primarily for Water and Sanitation projects. web | twitter | facebook | github web | facebook web | twitter Related:  Business Modelling

FriendsClear c’est fini ! Nous avons cessé définitivement toute nouvelle activité de financement participatif pour les projets professionnels que FriendsClear opérait en generic cialis pills and drug interactions partenariat avec le Crédit Agricole. L’Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel de la Banque de France nous avait déjà formulé des remarques sur notre modèle de financement participatif qui nous avait conduites à suspendre nos opérations à fin avril 2011. Nous avions alors modifié notre modèle pour satisfaire les remarques formulées et avions obtenu l’agrément de l’ACP en décembre 2011 (cela avait pris 8 mois néanmoins). Notre reprise avait été très progressive, la viagra soft tablets suspension de l’ACP ayant rendu les services juridiques de notre partenaire bancaire beaucoup plus méticuleux (il nous a fallu par exemple environ 5 mois obtenir la nouvelle convention de compte client). Les remarques qui nous ont été formulées et les modifications apportées avaient été les suivantes

Organisatie-ontwikkeling Dynamo treedt op als facilitator wanneer u uw strategie, missie, visie of cultuur wenst te herzien. Gedurende uw veranderingsproces co-creëert u met onze facilitator de acties en projecten voor uw organisatie van de toekomst. Samen bouwen geeft blijvende verandering. Open Space workshop De ‘Open Space’ methode is ontwikkeld voor het eerst door Harrison Owen. Lees verder > Organisatie-opstellingen Een organisatie is complex, de omgeving verandert steeds sneller en dat heeft een invloed op hoe we onszelf organiseren. Lees verder > World Café The World Café zorgt ervoor dat een (grote) groep mensen die elkaar anders niet of nauwelijks zouden spreken in korte tijd van gedachten wisselen over een bepaald thema. Lees verder > Oplossingsgericht werken Solution Focus of Oplossingsgericht werken is gebaseerd op Steve de Shazer’s ‘solution focused brief therapy’ die hij ontwikkelde samen met Insoo Kim Berg. Lees verder > Waarderend onderzoek Lees verder >

The Adaptive Web and Bio-inspired designs for Recommendation System | Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research Back to Research Recommender Systems: MyLibrary@LANL: a working collaborative and recommender system for digital libraries.TalkMine: an adaptive, distributed, highly personalized recommender.Non-metric network topologies: exploring indirect associations in data for recommendation, and the prediction of trends and social relationships in time Effects of transitive closures: which closures preserve scale free behavior and lead to highest performance in information retrieval. Network of 1300 journal titles accessed by the users of the MyLibrary Web Service at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The links shown denote a strong measure of co-occurrence (proximity) of two journals (the nodes) in user personalities. From this network, two main clusters were identified via Singular Value Decomposition: one pertaining to journals in chemistry, materials science, physics and the other to computer science and applied mathematics. Funding Project partially funded by Project Members Johan Bollen Aankoop beleggingspand Utrecht Project: 17122 Particulier Inschrijfperiode nog 52 dagen Dierspecialist La-Mar Drechtstad Leendoel: Opstart onderneming Inschrijfperiode nog 60 dagen Inschrijfperiode nog 55 dagen Groeileningen Project is tot stand gekomen Aflosvrij periode 3 maanden Aflossingsvrije leningen 17123 Particulier Onroerend goed / Projectontwikkeling Voorfinanciering voorraden Kredietbedrag: Geinvesteerd: Converteerbare leningen Binnenkort live Onderstaande projecten komen binnenkort beschikbaar voor investeren 17014 Particulier Vanaf 06-11-2017 15:00 uur live Financiering werkkapitaal Vanaf 06-11-2017 11:00 uur live Bovenstaande crowdfunding projecten mag u zeker niet missen. Kijk hier voor een overzicht van onze crowdfunding projecten van de afgelopen 6 maanden. Crowdfunding is Social Media Met crowdfunding worden ambities van investeerders en ondernemers/particulieren waargemaakt. Waarom Onze missie is om positief bij te dragen aan de financierbaarheid van (MKB) Nederland.

Splendeur et misère des partisans de l'économie collaborative C’est un billet qui aurait du sortir il y a bien longtemps. Hélas, le voici qui sort au moment même où nous allons recourir nous même au crowdfunding. En français, le financement participatif. Pour ceux qui auraient passé ces dernières années en Corée du Nord, rappelons le principe : 1) Vous avez un projet qui nécessite un peu d’argent, 2) Vous expliquez votre projet sur un site internet appelé plateforme de crowdfunding en indiquant le montant désiré et des « contreparties » souvent symboliques (un nom au générique, un pin’s…) 3) Vous dites à la terre entière de passer par la plateforme pour faire le paiement en ligne 4) si le montant est atteint, la plateforme vous reverse la somme, sinon tous les donateurs sont remboursés ! La galaxie de l’économie collaborative Le crowdfunding est une composante d’un phénomène plus large que l’on peut conceptualiser sous le nom d’économie collaborative. Autre exemple célèbre : le co-voiturage. La Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes continue Argh !

5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013 Carl Esposti is CEO of crowdsourcing advisory firm massolution. If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe. After surveying more than 350 active crowdfunding platforms, including IndieGoGo, CrowdCube, Symbid, and Gambitious (full site directory at, and completing an in-depth analysis of market trends, research firm Massolution has identified five major crowdfunding developments for 2013 and beyond. 1. Niche platforms As crowdfunding platforms try to benefit from market differentiation, niche-, industry-, and sector-specific platforms are emerging. From VentureBeat Ready to think outside the (ad) box? Platforms offering reward-based crowdfunding see an especially high value in serving a common niche or industry. #2.

Share Your Office Launches in the US Yesterday, I got a chance to chat with Clement Alteresco, founder of Share Your Office, which launched in the US just hours before we met up. Alteresco bills Share Your Office as the Airbnb of office space. Unlike LiquidSpace, a similar service, they aren't trying to match business users with meeting space in real-time. Instead, they are a business-to-business service helping commercial space owners and leasees rent out their spare office space over longer periods to other businesses. In France, where the service is known as Bureaux a Partager, they are the leader in the space and operate much like a commercial real estate broker, except that they specialize in spare space. Like a traditional broker, they handle most of the actual transaction offline. Two things about Share Your Office standout. Second are the value added services they offer. In an increasingly dynamic and project-based global economy, there should be plenty of opportunity for Share Your Office in the US and elsewhere.

ISO 9000 ISO 9000 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain an effective quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries.[1][2] The standards are available through national standards bodies. ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems,[3] including the eight management principles upon which the family of standards is based.[3][4] ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard must fulfill.[5] Third-party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001. Over a million organizations worldwide[6] are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used management tools in the world today. Despite widespread use, the ISO certification process has been criticized[7][8] as being wasteful and not being useful for all organizations.[9][10]

Programme de la journée | Association Financement Participatif France Lundi 30 septembre 2013 Ministère des finances 8:30 Accueil des participants 9:00 Introduction : Fleur Pellerin, ministre déléguée aux PME, à l’innovation et à l’économie numérique. 9:15 Le mot de bienvenue, François Carbone, président Association Financement Participatif France 9:20 Les nouvelles formes de financement collaboratif et leurs enjeux - Quelle définition peut-on donner à l’économie collaborative et quelles sont les articulations des différentes formes de financement collaboratif ? Modérateur : Anne-Sophie Novel , journaliste Peter Baeck, manager, Nesta (étude européenne sur le crowdfunding)Reid Feldman, avocat associé, Kramer Levin (New York – Paris)Michael Goldman, président, MyMajorCompanyPhilippe Lemoine, président du Forum d’Action ModernitésFrédéric Mazzella, président fondateur, BlaBlaCar 10:00 La réalité de la finance participative par le don (avec ou sans contrepartie…) – Est-ce uniquement pour la chanson et la culture ou l’industrie créative ? 10:50 Pause 15:30 Pause

CrowdAboutNow Wij zoeken een communicatie stagiar(e) Wie komt ons per 1 november ondersteunen bij de communicatie, marketing en PR. Interesse? Grote campagne starten via CrowdAboutNow? Afgelopen weken werd er €2 miljoen via CrowdAboutNow geïnvesteerd. Vechtclub XL betaalt terug! Afgelopen week betaalde Vechtclub XL hun investeerders terug. AFM komt met crowdfundingnieuwsbrief Crowdfunding komt steeds meer in de picture van de politiek. Meer “Succes met dit mooie initiatief. - Roy Hendriks, € 500 in DAVO Bieren “Succes, als het gestart is kom ik wel eens langs, ben wel benieuwd ” - anoniem, € 245 in Amerikana “Op naar Marokko! - Eva Van Kerkhof, € 25 in BUSKRUID, de Soepbus op locatie “De beste soep door de beste koks. - Trudie Verhoeff, € 100 in BUSKRUID, de Soepbus op locatie “super leuk initiatief/ programma. - Denise Verkaik , € 25 in BUSKRUID, de Soepbus op locatie “Super initiatief!” - anoniem, € 24 in Bijna Waste Geweest Feest 2 “Jèèèèèèh!!! - anoniem, € 100 in BUSKRUID, de Soepbus op locatie

DaCast - live and VOD streaming services | Broadcast and Webcast Enforcing Technical Document Business Rules with Schematron Enforcing Technical Document Business Rules with Schematron What is the problem? Many organizations want to speed up their migration to managing their technical content as XML by using generic data models such as DocBook or DITA. These documentation frameworks are usually a good choice for an organization since they already provide much of what you need to get started creating content. Some benefits include: They are free!! However, these documentation frameworks are intended for general technical authoring and publishing. Training authors to use these new tools is a challenge. What is an authoring business rule? According to Wikipedia, an business rule is: A business rule is a rule of a business, company, or corporation. The the solution to the questions above can be found in business rules. Here are some example business rules that answer those questions: Our content is Docbook XML but we don’t have the resources to customize the schema. What is Schematron and how can it help us? Examples