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Crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli continues to answer your questions about raising cash from the crowd! In this week's 'Rose Recommends' column, Rose discusses how often campaign owners should update their backers, and whether companies can use inventory as perks.
In this edition: crowdfunding for Australians, in New Zealand; crowdfunding funeral costs; Jim Beam announces crowdsourced competition winners; why the sharing economy is here to stay; and more.
Crowdfunding has often been touted as a democratizing force, and while the fundraising model is only now starting to enter the mainstream, the early results suggest that there's some truth to the claims. Perhaps the clearest example of this thus far is crowdfunding in the context of gender equality. Hubbub, a crowdfunding platform that caters to students, recently put together an infographic that neatly shows the expanded role of women in crowdfunding.
Earlier this week, Indiegogo decided to introduce a new feature that aims to add a new layer to the accepted crowdfunding model. Select successful campaigns on the platform have been allowed to keep their campaigns open to pledges. If the experiment proves successful, all will be able to keep pledges coming in past deadline.
In this end-of-week edition: EatWith raises $8 million to connect strangers over dinner; Airbnb's new tax a potential model going forward for the sharing economy; another Kickstarter-funded game stops production after failing to secure additional funds; Australian government crowdsourcing ideas for public housing; and more.
The importance of safe drinking water is difficult to overstate. Sadly, millions of people continue to live without ready access to clean water. Despite the Indian state’s best efforts, the problem is difficult to fix because of just how expansive India’s rural regions are, and how difficult it is to monitor the quality of water going into each town or village. That’s why a research team led by Joe Brown of Georgia Tech University is looking to take a bottom-up approach to water monitoring.
In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter lawsuit nearing decision; crowdfunding not a sure thing for small businesses; citizen scientists help biologists gather information on a stingless ray; the sharing economy and electricity, revisited; and more.
Freeman White, co-founder and CEO of white label crowdfunding platform Launcht, announced earlier this month that he has stepped down from his post after four years with the company. White’s co-founder Spencer Taylor has taken over as CEO.
In this edition: crowdfunding advice for charities; Prefundia launches 'coming soon' crowdfunding pages; equity crowdfunding coming to Texas, state representative says; crowdsourcing subtitles for endangered languages; and more.
Kickstarter announced yesterday that it’s expanding to four new countries: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden. Starting yesterday, project creators can begin creating their campaign page; they won’t be able to actually launch their campaigns to the public until October 21.
Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, continues to explore the numbers behind successful Kickstarter campaigns. In the post below, he looks at two recent successful campaigns that saw a significant spike in pledges as they got closer to the deadline.
In this Crowd Coffee: enacted JOBS Act portions have mixed results thus far; Michigan helping to crowdfund an art center; McDonald's is crowdsourcing a new burger; how the Republicans can embrace the sharing economy; and more.
Launching a crowdfunding campaign may seem quite easy — write a brief description, throw up some perks, and publish it for the world to consider. In reality, campaign owners need to do a lot of planning in order to ensure success (Potato Salad excluded). Check out this checklist before launching your campaign.
Rose Spinelli writes in with her latest weekly crowdfunding tip. Instead of answering a question, this time she shares a recent podcast she did with 'This Week in Crowdfunding,' which looks at the highly successful Pono Music Kickstarter and Crowdfunder campaigns. Listeners should be able to pick up a few tips, at least, that they can translate to their own campaigns.
In this Monday edition: Australia considering equity crowdfunding rules; Kickstarter launches in Ireland; can we trust disaster relief crowdsourcing efforts; Germany's ban on Uber; and more.
This year, crowdsourcing was one of the key focus points of the PIF program. While previous rounds of the initiative had resulted in crowdsourcing-specific positions, this round was the first to specify crowdsourcing as a core area the government wanted to focus on as a way to improve existing processes. Earlier this week, the White House quietly posted this round’s fellows on the program website.
Speak to any recent graduate in the US about their last four years, and one unpleasant topic will invariably come up: student loan debt. It’s a problem that’s grabbed many headlines over the past several years, and for good reason. Two-thirds of graduates are entering the job market with sizeable bills to pay; the average borrower graduates with $26,000 in debt. In total, college debt amounts to $1.2 trillion in the US.
In the following guest post, Gregory Parker, co-founder and CEO of IndieCrowdFunder.com, discusses equity crowdfunding in the context of film, and explains how filmmakers can finance their movies and TV shows in the existing regulatory environment.