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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.