A burlesque troupe, a film about female Palestinian race car drivers and a bullied American bus monitor — as diverse as those topics are, they all share a common Canadian thread.
All three projects sparked crowdfunding campaigns, an Internet-based trend thrust into the spotlight recently by a Toronto man’s wildly successful fundraising effort for a Rochester, N.Y., grandmother.
“If you’re using crowdfunding, the moment the money is out of your bank account, you’ve lost all control of it,” said Ken Wyman.
Fraud is a possibility, he said, because if a charity isn’t registered, there is no way to guarantee where a donation is going.
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