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Below is a big list of 101 awesome crowdfunding reward ideas dreamed up by yours truly. Some are practical and some are a little cheeky. Others are just down right sexy and creative. You are the creative type?
Crowdcube, a UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, announced today that it’s coming to Italy in 2014.
Crowdfunding isn't all about the money. In fact, says Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin, there are four reasons to launch a crowdfunding campaign that are more important than cash.
Residents opposed to the building of a McDonald’s restaurant in Melbourne’s East are taking their protest to the US after launching a crowdfunding campaign.
The protesters are raising money to pay for one person to hand a petition, which now has 84,000 signatures, to the McDonald’s head office in Chicago.
Over time we’ve seen a growing number of creators adding “stretch goals” — unofficial targets beyond a project's funding goal, with promises of new rewards or other incentives if they are reached. Stretch goals are seen as a way to keep pledges coming in after a project’s funding goal has been reached. But are stretch goals a good idea?
Crowdcube, the U.K.-based equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Thursday that it has passed £10 million in pounds successfully raised.
TubeStart announced today that it will be waiving fees for content creators that sign up campaigns during the first 2 weeks of August. The new platform will provide the more than 1 million YouTube creators from 30 countries with the opportunity to run both traditional rewards based and royalty-based crowdfunding campaigns, as well as launch "unique-to-market" subscription-based crowdfunding campaigns for driving ongoing revenue. Both established YouTube producers as well as creative newcomers will be able to tap into this new crowdfunding model provided by TubeStart.
In this episode of 'Crowdfunding Stories' Carl Esposti & Kevin Berg Grell from Crowdsourcing.org and Massolution share their expert insights on the current state of crowdfunding.
The infographic covers broad topics, like overall dollars raised and platform breakdown by region, as well as specific ones, including the most successful platforms and projects.
Our social reach may be global, but too often crowdfunding efforts don’t traverse that distance. Here is a short but sweet tip about one way technology- and product-driven crowdfunders can reach out to the global market.
Faveoly, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, has a simple mission. Each day, the site features an active crowdfunding campaign that “you could be funding.”
Having read about, viewed and supported many crowdfunding campaigns, we have a growing perspective on what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding strategies are emerging quickly and successful campaigns are noticing and leveraging these new found tactics.
Cori Snedecor, co-founder of recently-launched environmental crowdfunding platform WorthWild.com, writes in to discuss the importance of wooing the Millenial generation when running a crowdfunding campaign.
Interesting to see some numbers on this new generation, the power they have and will have, and the openness to make changes and contribute to charitable causes.
The most popular crowd-funding sites, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have been slower to embrace a native mobile experience. With Kickstarter, the official app is iPhone-only at present, and Indiegogo doesn't have an app at all. Recently launched FunderCloud can help with that, offering a way to browse and search across both sites at once, on either iPhone or iPad..
Given the prominence of Kickstarter, it may come as a surprise it’s not open to Australian and New Zealand projects. But that’s going to change. ‘Soon.’
Not sure how to get the message out about your crowdfunding campaign? This latest tip from Rose Spinelli should help your cause.
Lonzo Nzekwe is a Toronto-based filmmaker who recently founded the platform MotherlandFund. In this guest post for Crowdsourcing.org, he discusses nine ways for campaign owners to make their project stand out.
In this infographic, we see 16 prime examples of exactly how viral philanthropy is changing the world for the better.
This is what it is all about.
Alessandro Lerro writes in to explain how the recently-passed Italian equity crowdfunding laws protect investors. Can this be a model for other countries considering crowdfunding laws?
LA-based crowdfunding platform Investedin took a couple years to find its stride, but since focusing on providing white-label solutions for the enterprise, it has processed over $30 million worth of deals on its platform.
The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.
London-based Canonical is seeking to raise$32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.
OUYA will launch a second campaign on crowdfunding site Kickstarter next month to accelerate the development of new titles for its Android-based video game console.
According to the Wall Street Journal, every developer who pledges between $50,000 and $250,000 to create a new game will then have their funding matched by OUYA.
Serial Backer is a Crowdfunding App which helps you keep track of your pledges. The App sends out push notes when backed projects are nearing their end, so you can help them give the final push by sharing on Facebook or Twitter. It will also send out a push note, when a reward is due. This will allow you to check the campaign page, and see if there are any delays. The Statistics page gives an overview of your pledges so far.
When backing Serial Backer you'll get the App for free, and recieve a share in the revenue. Rewards start form $5.
Seedrs is an online platform for discovering and investing in great startups.