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"This Challenge gives individual donors the opportunity to support high-impact social entrepreneurs working in countries around the world through a healthy dose of competition that still...
Here's one of the many funding resources for young social entrepreneurs:
*Kickstarter.com – the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. This represents the growing...
Here are eight crowdfunding sites for social entrepreneurs to keep doing something good in the world:
Kickstarter - an all-or-nothing model.
StartSomeGood- uses a unique “tipping point”...
After you’ve exhausted your own ability to fund your venture, use crowdfunding to raise the money you need for your projects. With each effort at crowdfunding, you can build an audience of...
Here are the four crowdfunding mistakes that social entrepreneurs should avoid:
1. Unrealistic expectations;
2. “Build it and they will come”;
3. Marketing; and
4. Small donations....
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‘When we set-up the company in 1978, Ben and I always believed giving back to the community was as important as making great tasting ice-cream,” said Jerry. “That’s why I am really excited about...
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The proposed games would allow users to share accomplishments and tips, while also taking daily actions that required them to return to the site as often as possible. Users could earn points for...
The HCD Connect brings together projects and the people who create them and stimulates collaboration and conversation to help encourage community that generates new ideas, opportunities, and...
An interview with Spencer Taylor, Chief of Business Development and Co-Founder, passions focus on the stewardship of the natural world and the improvement of society through technology and...
Now there's a platforms like Solarmosaic that are using crowdfunding to raise capital to put solar panels around the world. High energy costs equate to a lower standard of living because...
General crowdfunding sites that accept non-profit, for-profit and individuals:
* Start Some Good
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The mission of Citizens Market is to empower consumers with tools to shop their values. They use the market power of consumers to build the business case for corporate social responsibility.
Thousands of social entrepreneurs are in need of a disruptive financial innovation; a way to connect with the with the vast pool of capital in the hands of friends, family, and the growing number...
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Social media has been the key for San Francisco-based Photojojo and Jelly co-founder Amit Gupta who was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Amit used his Tumblr blog to tell his story and search for...
Crowdfunding secrets from Forbes for Social Entrepreneurs. Devin Thorpe puts together a solid tip list on crowdfunding.
Much like StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform for social innovation, Dreamstarter enables Australian entrepreneurs to raise funds for social change projects, chosen by the Dreamstarter panel....
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The Centre for Social Innovation’s Catalyst crowdfunding platform allows change agents to harness the power and wisdom of the crowd to fund a project that will benefit people and planet. It is the...
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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.