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Crowdsourcing for America's Children
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Crowdsourcing is a hot topic in marketing circles these days.It's been used to create ads for iconic brands such as Harley-Davidson and Doritos. Procter & Gamble used it to shape the...

Fritz SchaeferJul 25, 2011 02:40 pm GMT1491 views
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Crowdsourcing for America's Children
uTales: Crowdsourcing Children’s Book Publishing
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The point of difference for uTales is that their books are created by a growing worldwide community of more than 1,000 professional authors and illustrators and the company is looking to an...

Fiona MaresNov 07, 2011 01:44 pm GMT1477 views
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uTales: Crowdsourcing Children’s Book Publishing
Samahope Announces New Model to Directly Fund Doctors Providing Critical Medical Care around the World
document Crowdfunding

Analyzing feedback from donors, medical partners, and doctors in the field, Samahope's team realized that there is a better, more powerful way to achieve their mission and have a profound...

Adam FrazerNov 16, 2013 01:21 am GMT977 views
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Samahope Announces New Model to Directly Fund Doctors Providing Critical Medical Care around the World
Innovating for Children: A Discussion with UNICEF Change and Development Manager Paul Molinaro
Open Innovation

A few weeks ago, we wrote about an open innovation initiative being undertaken by UNICEF, the United Nations agency charged with improving the lives of children worldwide. Intrigued by the story, we decided to follow up with the folks over at UNICEF to see how the initiative came about and what the goals are. We spoke with Paul Molinaro, senior manager of change and development at UNICEF’s Copenhagen office – check out the conversation after the jump.

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Anton RootSep 26, 2012 11:52 pm GMT21116 views
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The NFEC’s Social Enterprise Model Bankrolls New Financial Education and Crowdfunding Platform - SavingsFund
document Crowdfunding

SavingsFund is a crowdfunding platform that allows friends and family members to give toward a child’s long-term savings or college fund. Leveraging the latest technology and financial literacy...

Benjamin FosselDec 05, 2013 01:18 am GMT1043 views
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The NFEC’s Social Enterprise Model Bankrolls New Financial Education and Crowdfunding Platform - SavingsFund
YouGiveGoods
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

YouGiveGoods goal is to simplify the process of donating goods so that people can support the causes they care about - hunger, animals, education, veterans, children, disaster relief and the...

Patrick ONeillDec 08, 2013 01:33 pm GMT705 views
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YouGiveGoods
Brazil Hosts The First International Conference on Crowdsourcing, Communities and Co-Creation
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

A small gathering congregated in São Paulo this weekend, ahead of the first International Conference on Crowdsourcing, being hosted tomorrow at the offices of one of Brazil’s largest telcos, Vivo. Having not long returned from Europe, presenting at CrowdConvention in Berlin in June, Europe’s first ever Crowdsourcing event [link], the privilege once more be part of a small quorum of crowdsourcing evangelists sharing their insights and experience to another group of inquisitive on-lookers and practitioners alike, this time south of the equator, is one that is not overlooked.

Under the enthusiastic and tenacious leadership of Marina Miranda, Managing Director of mutopo, Latin America the event is sure to be a success. Based out of mutopo’s São Paulo Office, Miranda has secured contributions from enterprise sponsors Telefônica, vivo, Microsoft BizSpark, Tecnisa and Boa Vista and raised ticket sales of ~300, great for a first event in a new market. Miranda has also been able to secure a notable cast of speakers representing both local companies and the international market.

mutopo’s core business is social production with a mission to help organizations think through crowdsourcing applications and to support the implementation of initiatives often involving the introduction of other crowdsourcing tool providers to help 

Brazil, having experienced a huge uptake over the last twelve months both in the use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding and in terms of the number of new platforms launched, was ready and primed for its first event. The last twelve months have seen an increased adoption of crowdsourcing as a model to support open innovation, as a model for the production of creative works and for solutions requiring the crowd to collect and organize information.

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Flavio GutAug 29, 2011 12:12 am GMT5834 views
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Crowdfunding – Who Puts Up the Money?
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, the latest way for start-ups to raise capital in order to launch their products/services, has enjoyed quite a bit of attention recently.  Instead of looking for angels and investors to plough large sums of money into their businesses (and be eligible for a return when the company has future liquidity events or IPOs), many would-be entrepreneurs are taking the crowdfunding route.  This makes great sense in many ways, one of the most important being that the company founder(s) maintain total control over the business, allowing them to adhere closely to their original ideas and visions.

I first came across the concept of crowdfunding a couple of years ago when I discovered Kickstarter and watched a short video made by the guys who were trying to launch the social network Diaspora, a viable alternative to Facebook that allows users to maintain full ownership of their content.  I was so impressed by the enthusiasm of the group and the initiative shown by these really young guys (and the fact that I have children of a similar age) that I donated to the project.  This made me wonder what makes other people donate to crowdfunded projects.

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Debbie ToddOct 17, 2011 09:21 pm GMT4054 views
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ReBrick
site Crowd Creativity / Design

ReBrick is a social media platform where adult users can share and discuss user-created LEGO content online. It is a public stage for LEGO fans to share their wonderful models and creations with...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 24, 2012 02:51 am GMT733 views
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ReBrick
University of Calgary: Crowd funding helps people find their way
document Crowdfunding

Giuseppe Iaria, professor of cognitive neuroscience, and graduate students Aiden Arnold and Ford Burles are engaging members of the public in crowd-funding, a new funding model where members of...

Sebastian BlancaMay 03, 2012 11:34 pm GMT1273 views
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University of Calgary: Crowd funding helps people find their way
Freshly Minted Website Welcomes Christy Turlington Burns and Celebrity Curators
document Crowd Creativity, Tools

Turlington Burns graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her artistic image selections, raising her two children aged six and eight, and her world view. We asked about her choice of a...

Harshida PatelMay 17, 2012 01:35 am GMT811 views
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Freshly Minted Website Welcomes Christy Turlington Burns and Celebrity Curators
Perfect Earth creates a social game ánd gets funded by the Crowd via Symbid!
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation, Tools

Crowdfunding is growing at a rapid pace. In 2011 the industry size was $1.5 billion and that’s expected to increase by 60% in 2012. Different kinds of models are developing, the most important ones...

Korstiaan ZandvlietJul 18, 2012 04:58 pm GMT1789 views
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Perfect Earth creates a social game ánd gets funded by the Crowd via Symbid!
World’s First Crowdfunded Genome Sequencing Project Uncovers 4-Year-Old’s Unknown Genetic Disease
document Crowdfunding

By turning to the Internet to raise funds from a large base of donors, RGI is pioneering a funding model for rare disease research. In an overwhelming response, donors across the United States...

Samuel BennettJul 20, 2012 01:07 pm GMT934 views
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World’s First Crowdfunded Genome Sequencing Project Uncovers 4-Year-Old’s Unknown Genetic Disease
How Crowdfunding Changes the Publishing Landscape for Authors
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is changing the way authors conceptualize, write, and share books. Deviating from traditional funding models for written works, the crowdfunding model provides authors a more realistic and attainable opportunity to publish their masterpiece.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 30, 2013 11:08 pm GMT4560 views
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California Middle School Turns to Crowdfunding When Budget Cannot Accomplish Technology Goals
document Crowdfunding

After many years of hosting traditional school fundraisers like crab dinners, silent auctions and golf tournaments, the Marina Village PTC took note of the straightforwardness of the Crowdfunding...

Benjamin FosselMar 14, 2014 01:56 pm GMT636 views
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California Middle School Turns to Crowdfunding When Budget Cannot Accomplish Technology Goals
Crowdsourcing Social Enterprise: People-Powered Investment
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Through crowdfunding, 33Needs, along with other platforms like KIVA, Funding Circle, and UnLtd, are changing the way social enterprise is funded.

These platforms offer more efficient capital movement than traditional funding sources, and are able to significantly scale the social impact because, according to Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of 33Needs, it inherently builds up a community of people that become supporters since it creates a connectedness that is not possible through venture capital and angel investors.  The investor is excited about his or her investment and will work hard to spread the word and raise awareness through social media and their own personal network.

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Cristina CaineFeb 15, 2011 08:50 pm GMT10770 views
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InnoCentive: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

For those that think that crowdsourcing is about logo design competitions the debate continues about whether crowdsourcing is in fact just a fad – an exploitation of underpaid workers that will fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone. There are others however, that have figured that there is more to crowdsourcing and that it has the potential to stir things up. So why is this and what are we talking about? I recently met with Dwayne Spradlin, President and CEO of InnoCentive who shared his strategic vision for the company.

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Carl EspostiApr 11, 2011 03:13 am GMT6359 views
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Network Learning Systems: Scaffolding for Learing in Public
Distributed Knowledge

Conversations lead to co-creation. Maybe it takes the form of consultants using the findings to examine their own practice and improve it. Maybe it takes the form of collaboratively interupting the results of the evaluation. Maybe it leads to other collaborative creation.

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Beth KanterMay 12, 2011 04:34 am GMT3166 views
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Crowdsourcing: Publishing’s Holy Grail?
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

The publishing industry is notoriously hard to crack. Every single day, thousands and thousands of aspiring writers decide to flood the mailboxes (and now inboxes) of editors and agents around the world with their newly completed manuscripts. From there, they are either manually or virtually thrown in to what is known as the slush pile, and, right or wrong, a rejection letter promptly follows. 

But this new digital age is a game-changer. The introduction of e-books, e-readers, and web publishers has revolutionized both the production and the consumption of books, forcing the big players in the publishing industry to shape up or ship out. New writers and established authors alike are easily able to share their work with the masses via self-published e-books and hard copies — with or without the backing of a publishing house. 

Now add in crowdsourcing and the possibilities are endless. There are several existing platforms (Kickstarter, for one) that allow the creative people of the world to get funded for a variety of projects, including authors who are seeking the means to self-publish. But what happens after the authors reach their monetary goal? Will they be able to navigate the self-publishing world alone and successfully market their work?

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 10, 2011 11:10 pm GMT4870 views
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Crowdfunding Numbers & Industry Insights: The growing wave of democratised finance
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding challenges traditional barriers to financing and by-passes conventional gatekeepers of investment. Democratising finance and revolutionising capital allocation, the radical diversification in the economic space brought about by the crowdfunding phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing. It has a potent driving force. As social media continues to perpetuate the growth and success of crowdfunded projects, it is clear that platforms are re-instating meaningful connections between the innovators on one hand and their audience on the other.

In the third and final post of this short editorial series on crowdfunding, we focus on the radical changes evolution in this industry is causing. Both in terms of eliminating financial gatekeepers and also the way in which social media engages the crowd as a dynamic and alternative source of funding. It is unquestionable that social media is the powerhouse behind successful crowdfunding projects. Here we delve a little deeper and consider some of the complexities behind this rapidly growing and networked layer of the new ‘sharing economy’.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 11, 2011 05:34 pm GMT5288 views
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