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What is crowdfunding? A Beginner’s Guide.

What is crowdfunding, anyway? We’re all familiar with traditional fundraising. It comes in myriad forms: from humble bake sales, to sponsorship programs, to subscription programs, to dinners and giant galas. Throughout the years, traditional fundraising has been a lifeline for … Read More

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4 Simple Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign.

Crowdfunding has exploded in popularity and can be successful regardless of what industry you’re in (including nonprofit). Resourceful entrepreneurs have learned that relying exclusively on traditional fundraising means ignoring a potentially massive income stream. Thanks to the power of social … Read More

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Crowdfunding Scams

Crowdfunding is great tactic to generate revenue and awareness. But like much in this world, there are people that want to exploit people’s generosity and interest. Since crowdfunding is built around trust, it gives fraudsters the opportunity to take advantage of … Read More

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits/Charities

Before you get started, it’s important to have a good understanding on what crowdfunding is. If you need to review, please read over our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding. The crowdfunding market primarily took off with start-up businesses using platforms … Read More

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Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is:  the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2018). If you need an … Read More

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How to Fund for Education

Educational institutions have many challenges when it comes to reaching their capital goals. The main challenge is for them to reach their goals without increasing the cost of education too high for their students. This is why they have so much to … Read More

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Are you Ready for Giving Tuesday?

Are You Ready for Giving Tuesday? As many of you know, Giving Tuesday is one of the most important days of the year when it comes to fundraising. The primary goal is connecting with a diverse group of people for the one … Read More

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Importance of Social Media to Crowdfunding

Audiences have moved to new online tools, new digital places. Social media is the new access point for discovery, referrals and trust building–all of which are essential for building your donor list or gaining support for your projects. Social media … Read More

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How to Fund for Healthcare

Let’s talk about crowdfunding for healthcare. (If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please review it prior to reading this blog.) Healthcare institutions’ missions statement … Read More

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Crowdfunding

If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please have a read before digging into this blog post; it will help you get a sense of … Read More