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Kickstarter to Update Terms of Use
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding platform, announced on Friday that it’s updating its terms of use. The new terms will go into effect on October 19. While there are no drastic changes that the platform is making to the terms, it is making a more subtle tweaks, wrote CEO Yancey Strickler in a company blog.

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Anton RootSep 22, 2014 06:55 pm GMT678 views
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How to Show Backers Your Respect and Your Value Proposition
Crowdfunding

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.

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Rose SpinelliSep 22, 2014 04:22 pm GMT353 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 22, 2014 03:17 pm GMT573 views
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Democratizing Entrepreneurship: Women in Crowdfunding [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 19, 2014 04:55 pm GMT1155 views
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Indiegogo's New Feature Allows Campaigns to Raise Funds Indefinitely
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.

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Anton RootSep 19, 2014 04:04 pm GMT913 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 19
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 19, 2014 01:48 pm GMT1347 views
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Making Water Safer in Rural India with the Crowd’s Help
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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.

 

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Anton RootSep 18, 2014 03:41 pm GMT710 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 18
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 18, 2014 01:37 pm GMT1161 views
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Launcht’s Freeman White Steps Down as CEO
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 17, 2014 09:22 pm GMT1038 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 17, 2014 03:28 pm GMT868 views
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Kickstarter Expands to Scandinavia, Ireland
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 16, 2014 09:29 pm GMT741 views
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Why the Last Days of a Crowdfunding Campaign are the Most Important
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 16, 2014 04:21 pm GMT918 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 16
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 16, 2014 02:22 pm GMT846 views
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Your Complete Crowdfunding Campaign Checklist [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 15, 2014 05:43 pm GMT2280 views
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Pono Music Makes History: Listen and Learn
Crowdfunding

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.

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Rose SpinelliSep 15, 2014 04:15 pm GMT1645 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 15, 2014 02:37 pm GMT857 views
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White House Announces New Crop of Presidential Innovation Fellows
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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.

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Anton RootSep 12, 2014 08:29 pm GMT1420 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 12
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition: crowdfunding and due diligence; more on GoFundMe's pulling of an abortion campaign; the sharing economy in Britain; Germany's ban on Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 12, 2014 03:27 pm GMT1127 views
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GoPYT Wants to Help Students Fund Their Education
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 11, 2014 09:20 pm GMT1599 views
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Equity Crowdfunding Is Already Available to Filmmakers
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 11, 2014 04:23 pm GMT2332 views
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