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Luminopolis launches Neighbor.ly to crowdfund civic projects
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Neighbor.ly takes the current trend of crowdfunding — think Kickstarter — and applies it to community-centric projects. It also provides additional services, like playing a role in the campaigning...

Claire MackayAug 25, 2012 05:10 am GMT1004 views
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Luminopolis launches Neighbor.ly to crowdfund civic projects
Neighbor.ly
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Neighbor.ly is the civic crowdfunding platform for US cities, neighborhoods and civic-minded institutions. It lets people, companies and organizations invest in places and civic projects they...

Neighbor.lySep 04, 2012 06:09 pm GMT1285 views
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New Crowdfunding Site, Neighbor.ly, Directs Money to help Bridge the Digital Divide in Kansas City
document Crowdfunding

While only municipalities or civic-focused organizations can submit projects, Neighbor.ly is developing a way for citizens to recommend projects through the site. Meanwhile, the company takes steps...

Jayne AnnSep 05, 2012 08:30 am GMT4150 views
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New Crowdfunding Site, Neighbor.ly, Directs Money to help Bridge the Digital Divide in Kansas City
Neighbor.ly Helps Communities Build Better Towns
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Though it only launched several months ago, Neighbor.ly has already had notable successes: Donors recently raised more than $400,000 to expand Kansas City's new bike-sharing system, Kansas...

Luis Enrique MoralesNov 12, 2012 02:49 pm GMT2364 views
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Neighbor.ly Helps Communities Build Better Towns
Need a chain saw? Crowdsourcing site helps you rent from a neighbor.
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Think of it as a Craigslist for rentals: A place where locals can post and lease items—by the day, week or hour — to their neighbors. Crowdsourcing platform---GoodShuffle.com was founded last...

Fritz SchaeferOct 01, 2014 01:30 pm GMT656 views
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Need a chain saw? Crowdsourcing site helps you rent from a neighbor.
As Neighbors Crowd Together, Social Network “My Virtual Neighbor” Reduces Local Crime

Crowdsourcing solutions to social problems require a different take on what the crowd is. In place of the amorphous global crowd, local crowds can actually be very focused and purposeful. In the case of neighborhoods, crowds can come together for extremely valuable social purposes.

My Virtual Neighbor is the first social network geared around neighborhoods and new research has proven that the service can reduce crime in communities that are "live" on the site by 80% as neighbors crowd together.? As the first social network service focusing on forming ties and encouraging interactions based on neighbor interest, it helps people who live around each other to get to know each other better, to keep everyone well-informed about what’s going on in and around their neighborhood in real time, and to help them benchmark effective positive actions.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 30, 2011 06:32 pm GMT3195 views
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Peer-to-peer ‘laundromat’ helps neighbors share their washing machines
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Hailing from France, La Machine du Voisin is a new site that aims to connect owners of washing machines with those who need one.

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 25, 2012 01:26 pm GMT733 views
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Peer-to-peer ‘laundromat’ helps neighbors share their washing machines
Neighbor.ly - New Civic Crowdfunding Site, To Help Cash Strapped Cities Build Infrastructure Projects
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The UMKC and MIT urban planning graduate hopes to replicate the success of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com, where users donate money to creative projects they think are deserving. In May,...

Claire MackayJul 24, 2012 08:54 am GMT1079 views
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Neighbor.ly - New Civic Crowdfunding Site, To Help Cash Strapped Cities Build Infrastructure Projects
Funding Campaign Underway for New Rockledge Dog Park, New Civic Funding Platform, Neighbor.ly Helps Citizens Give
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“A dog park in Rockledge is long overdue," explained Larry Schultz - Former Mayor of Rockledge, FL. "We need a place where dogs and their owners can socialize and exercise. The dog park...

Benjamin FosselFeb 01, 2013 01:43 pm GMT2195 views
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Funding Campaign Underway for New Rockledge Dog Park, New Civic Funding Platform, Neighbor.ly Helps Citizens Give
Can crowdfunding kickstart struggling cities?
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Eric Engelman, principal and director of innovation and research at LeSar Development Consultants and formerly a policy advisor for the San Diego mayor’s office, warns that obstacles inherent in...

Fritz SchaeferApr 27, 2013 01:15 pm GMT2838 views
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Can crowdfunding kickstart struggling cities?
Westport Parents Create School Bus Tracking App
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Working with a technical partner, “Where’s Our School Bus?” was born. The app works by crowdsourcing bus location information from parents and students who use the app. The information provided by...

Samuel BennettMay 23, 2013 09:17 am GMT1438 views
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Westport Parents Create School Bus Tracking App
Neighbors for Clean Air
site Distributed Knowledge / Environment (Green)

Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA) is a Portland-wide coalition seeking to make public health—with special consideration for children’s health—a priority in Oregon’s air quality standards and programs...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 01, 2011 02:12 pm GMT859 views
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Neighbors for Clean Air
EveryBlock
site Distributed Knowledge / Citizen Journalism

EveryBlock is the best way to follow neighborhood news and connect with your neighbors in 16 U.S. cities. Their goal is to help you make your block a better place, by giving you frequently...

Pablo BracciniAug 03, 2011 09:26 pm GMT2089 views
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Peer-to-Peer Lenders Take Banks Out of the Credit Equation
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As Prosper and LendingClub grow, they are becoming more sophisticated at assessing risks and alleviating fraud concerns. Big venture capitalists are backing Prosper in a new round of funding, so...

Jason RobbinsOct 12, 2011 03:26 pm GMT2867 views
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Peer-to-Peer Lenders Take Banks Out of the Credit Equation
Crime - Reporting App Lets You Officially Rat Out Your Neighbors Right from your Smartphone
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Suspicious Activity Reporting Application is exactly what it sounds like. See something that looks like a violation of the law, no matter how insignificant? Snap a pic, tag it with GPS, and...

Jayne AnnMar 17, 2012 11:33 pm GMT2070 views
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Crime - Reporting App Lets You Officially Rat Out Your Neighbors Right from your Smartphone
Neighbor Favor Intro
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Neighbor Favor is a community delivery service for college students. Ask favors from friends and neighbors and they will pick up anything at your local store.

Pablo BracciniMay 07, 2012 02:54 pm GMT2076 views
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Neighbor Favor Intro
National Geographic Channel to Tweet a Reply to Intelligent Life on Other Planets
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“In Chasing UFOs, we set out to uncover the truth -- investigating and dissecting some of the most mysterious sightings on the planet. Our adventures paint an entirely new picture and will...

Jason RobbinsJun 14, 2012 01:12 pm GMT717 views
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National Geographic Channel to Tweet a Reply to Intelligent Life on Other Planets
Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing
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Neighbor.ly creator and CEO Jase Wilson believes: " The city wins because it pays less for financing the project. Citizens win because they get a new streetcar. The local economy wins...

Tim SatterthwaiteJul 09, 2012 10:55 pm GMT5335 views
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Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing
Crowd Surfing! I Mean, Crowdfunding!
article Crowdfunding

Officials in Kansas City, Mo., are using an exciting new way to fund civic projects that minimizes government’s power in the process. “Crowdfunding” through Neighbor.ly is a game changer for how we...

Jason RobbinsSep 10, 2012 07:41 am GMT2149 views
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Crowd Surfing! I Mean, Crowdfunding!
Yoink.com Delivers a Crowdsourced Way for Neighbors to Help Each Other, in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
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The aftermath of Sandy prompted the founders of Yoink.com to fully re-purpose the site, overnight, to focus on helping New Yorkers in crisis. Yoink enables people to request things they need,...

Pablo BracciniNov 03, 2012 02:42 am GMT927 views
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Yoink.com Delivers a Crowdsourced Way for Neighbors to Help Each Other, in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
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