I’ve owned up before to how little I use or like Facebook. As seems to be the case for many people, this is not for personality reasons, however. Mark Zuckerberg bothers me no more or less than any other teen entrepreneur-turned-gazillionaire.No, it has more to do with my rule that my social media investments need to be short, sweet, and […]
Some leaders want to get their organization off the ground, demonstrate impact, and validate their worth without draining resources during the critical early stages. Others may believe that the organization’s ultimate success (and their ultimate payoff) will increase if they hold off and leverage all resources toward growth.
But sometimes even after an organization has stabilized, founders take no funds or […]
Crowdfunding: The 21st century’s online phenomenon that holds the promise of dream fulfillment in ways not ever before possible. It’s an amazing thing! The question I’m always asked is how can I succeed—fast?
Below I’ve created a checklist that is designed to bypass all those tedious, labor-intensive recommendations those so-called “experts” are constantly spouting and are nothing but a big, fat […]
Crowdfunding is most successful if charities promote campaigns heavily through Facebook and other social media, try to raise small amounts, and go public with money already committed, an audience of fundraisers heard last week.
Eleanor Harrison, chief executive of GlobalGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform, said that use of Facebook was the single most important tool for success in crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding usually involves […]
Twitter has given Google access to its data stream to index tweets, which will allow the search engine to display your tweets in its results in real time. That’s quite a boon for crowdfunders, in my opinion.
This is actually a rekindling of an old relationship between the two behemoths, which expired in 2011.
The effects of the implementation will likely not […]
Governments — at the local, state and the federal levels — are increasingly competing with charities for voluntary donations. Beyond their on-going appeals to philanthropic foundations, the rivalry has grown to include crowdfunding and other individual-donor focused campaigns. That’s a problem not just for nonprofits, but for all of us who depend on government to address common problems and shared […]
There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass […]
I say boats, in the plural, because I didn’t miss jumping into the singular boat. I contributed to my first crowdfunding project on Kickstarter in March of 2010, giving $30 to The Word Project by Polly M. Law. It was an interesting project and concept and I was happy, as a fellow writer, to support someone else who obviously loved […]
The popularity of nonprofit crowdfunding is undeniable. Last year alone, it is estimated that $5 billion was raised through global crowdfunding with about 30 percent of that total going to social causes. While that figure pales in comparison to the approximately $300 billion raised by charities in the US over the same time period, the number of donation and reward-based […]
Today, we feature the first part of our conversation with Rose Spinelli of The CrowdFundamentals. Spinelli is an experienced, early adopter of crowdfunding who loves to help entrepreneurs tell their stories. As an avid dog advocate, and she offers a free consultation once a month to organizations that aid dog welfare. Here’s Part One of her interview with Crowdsourcing.org.
Anton Root, Crowdsourcing.org: […]