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Can Collective Community Action Lead to Fundraising Success?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

What happens when you pair a connected citizenry with social fundraising? ACTion Alexandria's online civic engagement initiative raised $104,156 in donations and matching grants for 47 participating nonprofits. The effort, held May 5-7 encouraged Alexandria citizens to donate using a variety of Razoo’s social fundraising tools from Facebook and Twitter outreach to emails and website widgets.

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Beth KanterJun 08, 2011 05:02 am GMT3583 views
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ACTion Alexandria
site Distributed Knowledge / Local Community

ACTion Alexandria aims to: Create a vibrant online platform that inspires offline action, where challenges are posted, solutions are debated, successes and failures are archived, data is both...

Archenette EvangelioJun 08, 2011 02:30 pm GMT4080 views
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ACTion Alexandria
Help Your Favorite Band Get Major Gigs by ‘Liking’ & Following Them
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

English metalcore band Asking Alexandria used the platform during SXSW during which time they amassed 90,000 fans, helping them land a gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live! More and more, services are...

Tim SatterthwaiteApr 16, 2011 04:40 pm GMT2186 views
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Help Your Favorite Band Get Major Gigs by ‘Liking’ & Following Them
Towards Measuring Crowdsourcing Success: An Empirical Study on Effects of External Factors in Online Idea Contest
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this empirical study, the researchers used a dataset from Atizo, containing over 25’000 submitted ideas and over 83’000 ratings to evaluate the validity of their model. Research findings showed...

Jayne AnnOct 16, 2011 03:50 am GMT2531 views
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Towards Measuring Crowdsourcing Success: An Empirical Study on Effects of External Factors in Online Idea Contest
Capital Bikeshare, Crowdsourced
document Distributed Knowledge

Today, Capital Bikeshare launched a crowdsourcing map, where they've asked for input on where the system's new stations should be placed. According to Capital Bikeshare, the suggestions...

Jason RobbinsOct 24, 2011 10:24 pm GMT1010 views
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Capital Bikeshare, Crowdsourced
Georgetown Scores One New and One Expanded Bikeshare Station
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"Transportation departments in the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County have all committed to reviewing this map and taking your input into account when planning new...

Claire MackayOct 26, 2011 01:12 am GMT737 views
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Georgetown Scores One New and One Expanded Bikeshare Station
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

That's relevant since Whisper Systems had made TextSecure and RedPhone, previously available only in the United States, available to Egyptian users after mass protests against the regime of...

Claire MackayDec 11, 2011 01:46 pm GMT1247 views
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Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Convoys in Libya
Distributed Knowledge

Many activists in Egypt donated food and medical supplies to support the Libyan revolution in early 2011. As a result, volunteers set up and coordinated humanitarian convoys from major Egyptian cities to Tripoli. But these convoys faced two major problems. First, volunteers needed to know where the convoys were in order to communicate this to Libyan revolutionists so they could wait for the fleet at the border and escort them to Tripoli. Second, because these volunteers were headed into a war zone, their friends and family wanted to keep track of them to make sure they were safe. The solution? IntaFeen.com.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 11, 2012 01:50 pm GMT3633 views
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Egypt's 'Yomken' Brings Open Innovation, Crowdfunding Under One Roof
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Yomken is a hybrid crowdfunding and open innovation platform that launched only last month in Cairo. The platform is the creation of 24-year-old Tamer Taha, who was able to raise seed funding from the World Bank’s Youth Innovation Fund to start the site. 

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Anton RootNov 12, 2012 05:11 pm GMT6556 views
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How Entrepreneurs Are Innovating Their Way Out of Traffic
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Many Egyptian entrepreneurs have gone mobile to help people cope with traffic jams across Cairo and Alexandria. “Autobeesy Feen” is one such app that gathers crowdsourced information in real time...

Jason RobbinsApr 22, 2013 12:01 am GMT2569 views
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How Entrepreneurs Are Innovating Their Way Out of Traffic
Crowdfunding Mailbox: Frame by Frame, A Film About Freedom in Afghanistan
article Crowdfunding

For this week’s mailbox, Crowdfund Insider received a note from one of the Directors of a film crowdfunding now on Kickstarter. The title of the film is Frame by Frame and it is a feature length...

Samuel BennettAug 18, 2013 09:38 am GMT627 views
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Crowdfunding Mailbox: Frame by Frame, A Film About Freedom in Afghanistan
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