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We look at what's new in the world of crowdfunding.
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The Oatmeal Launches Another Crowdfunding Campaign To Build The Tesla Museum, One Brick At A Time | TechCrunch

The Oatmeal Launches Another Crowdfunding Campaign To Build The Tesla Museum, One Brick At A Time | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
The Oatmeal (aka Matthew Inman, aka "that artist who makes web comics that take over your Facebook feed every few weeks") is at it again.
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Oh Matthew Inman, I love you.

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Don't Keep the "Why" of Your Crowdfunding Campaign Hidden - The Crowdfundamentals

Don't Keep the "Why" of Your Crowdfunding Campaign Hidden - The Crowdfundamentals | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Learn how to leave no question unanswered in your crowdfunding campaign by know its "Why."
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Barbara Corcoran's 5 Tips For Investing In Crowdfunded Startups

Barbara Corcoran's 5 Tips For Investing In Crowdfunded Startups | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Companies raising millions of dollars in crowdfunding campaigns are making out like bandits. Rewards-based crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer the lowest cost capital a startup can raise, bar none.  But the backers are getting short-changed.  They’re literally giving their money away to promising companies or projects in exchange for [...]
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The Crowdfundamentals and Shmoozbiz Team Up For Crowdfunding Freemium Class - The Crowdfundamentals

The Crowdfundamentals and Shmoozbiz Team Up For Crowdfunding Freemium Class - The Crowdfundamentals | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Learn where to go to find free crowdfunding class
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Oculus VR from Kickstarter to Facebook, A Real CrowdFunding Success Story

Oculus VR from Kickstarter to Facebook, A Real CrowdFunding Success Story | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Posted March 28, 2014 by Elan Amram in CrowdFunding News.
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El Voto Hispano | The Documentary

"El Voto Hispano" is a documentary about the electoral power of the Hispanic vote and what it means for America.
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Backerkit Automates Crowdfunding Fulfillment - The Crowdfundamentals

Backerkit Automates Crowdfunding Fulfillment - The Crowdfundamentals | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Backerkit has automated crowdfunding fulfillment with API to plug directly into crowdfunding projects
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Tribal - Native American Themed Playing Cards - USPC Printed

A unique and high quality 100% custom playing card deck inspired by Native Americans and printed by the USPCC.
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Beautiful campaign--both the flute music and the playing cards!

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PressFriendly: A Virtual PR Firm for Tech Startups

PressFriendly: A Virtual PR Firm for Tech Startups | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli writes in to profile PressFriendly, a service that helps startups and projects get media coverage.
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After borking high-profile crowdfunding campaigns, PayPal updates policies

After borking high-profile crowdfunding campaigns, PayPal updates policies | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Mailpile, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm, and Dreamfall Chapters all had funds frozen.
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Learn a Lesson in Crowdfunding From a Pro - The Crowdfundamentals

Here are some tips on how to prepare for a crowdfunding campaign from someone who did it well.
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Get some great tips and find out about a cool upcoming campaign

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Why I Canceled My Kickstarter Campaign — Writing, Thinking, and Opinions — Medium

Why I Canceled My Kickstarter Campaign — Writing, Thinking, and Opinions — Medium | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
First foray into crowdfunding As mentioned in a previous post, in 2013 I found success selling Cord Tacos and Corditos on Etsy through word…
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The Art of Newsjacking

The Art of Newsjacking | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Rose Spinelli writes in with some tips on how to make use of a hot story that may be related to your campaign.
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Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.

Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere. | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Now your pledge is worth 2x: Seth MacFarlane will match the next $1,000,000 in pledges! Bring Reading Rainbow to more classrooms now!
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Amazing and beautiful!

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Scott McIntyre: Investor has three must-answer questions for every entrepreneur and pitch

Scott McIntyre: Investor has three must-answer questions for every entrepreneur and pitch | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Scott McIntyre is the founder of Phabriq Development. He also serves on the board of directors of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. Be sure to register for the event — there’s still time and join our LinkedIn group for the event. 1. Who influenced you to get involved in ...
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The New York Times thinks only the rich should profit from crowdfunding

The New York Times thinks only the rich should profit from crowdfunding | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Other than being hugely misinformed, the Times' op-ed is a case study for why further delay in implementing crowdfund investing is bad for Americans, entrepreneurship, investors, and the economy.
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Crowdfunding: Facebook's Oculus Rift Buyout Triggers Fury Among Backers

Crowdfunding: Facebook's Oculus Rift Buyout Triggers Fury Among Backers | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Facebook (FB) just made another big move, with its $2-billion buyout of Oculus VR. But not everyone is thrilled. See why these crowdfunding backers are furious…
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Guantanamo Detainees Float Crowdfunding For Business Proposal - Crowdfund Insider

Guantanamo Detainees Float Crowdfunding For Business Proposal - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
In the Miami Herald it was recently revealed that a handful of Guantanamo detainees have generated a business plan for an agricultural venture in Yemen. Ca
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Click here to support Kurt Cobain Museum by Jaime Dunkle

Click here to support Kurt Cobain Museum by Jaime Dunkle | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
We want to turn Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum. We're making sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn't end up in the clutches of capitalist greed. Thismuseum willreflect the anti-commercialism spirit of Nirvana. We only had a few minutes in the house to take video and...
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Governments tightening controls on crowd-funding sites

Governments tightening controls on crowd-funding sites | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
NEW rules to protect people from losing too much cash in crowd-funding investments have been given a lukewarm response.
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Camden-based crowdfunding site ‘to save art from the wealthy’

Camden-based crowdfunding site ‘to save art from the wealthy’ | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
An innovative website helping struggling artists sell their work has turned its sights on saving an entire art gallery in Kentish Town.
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'Crowd Funding' Start-Up Raises Money For Texas Women to Get Abortions

'Crowd Funding' Start-Up Raises Money For Texas Women to Get Abortions | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
many Texas abortion clinics have closed due to tough new restrictions
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Crowdfunding Saves Dog Who Was Shot Defending Her Family

Crowdfunding Saves Dog Who Was Shot Defending Her Family | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
Late last month, a heroic dog named Charlie was shot twice while defending her family from an intruder that entered their home in Los Angeles -- saving the lives of children who were standing in the line of fire. Sadly, as they were unable to afford medical care for their pet, the family reluctantly...
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Is should not have taken so long to get this dog the help he needed. But I'm glad the crowd came through. It restores my faith in humanity. Yay for the crowd.

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Crowdtesting on Reddit: Community Helps a Startup Improve

Crowdtesting on Reddit: Community Helps a Startup Improve | Crowdfunding Happenings | Scoop.it
We take a look at one startup that was able to crowdsource feedback on its app via the Reddit community.
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This may be more of a crowdsourcing story but....read it! Great, informative piece that will definitely help you with your crowdfunding.

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