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Socially Stephanie: Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

StephanieFrasco
"Dear Socially Stephanie, I have a great idea, but the problem is I don't have enough money to start my business. I was thinking about doing a crowdfunding campaign. Do you have any tips to help me make my campaign a success?"
Socially Stephanie: Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Got Cancer? Start a Research Fund [PODCAST]

jkennedy93
Marty Smith, an Internet marketer and startup entrepreneur, turned to the things he knew when he received a diagnosis of cancer: social media and crowdfunding to build a community and raise money for cancer research.
Got Cancer? Start a Research Fund [PODCAST]

Will Kickstarter "Potato Salad" Projects Ruin Crowdfunding?

Socialbarrel
There is a high chance that you haven’t been online lately, if you haven’t already heard about the infamous “Potato Salad” project. Started a few days ago by Zack Brown, the Potato Salad Kickstarter project simply stated “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Unfortunately, once someone earns a few bucks with something that went viral, everyone has to get on the “money wagon.”
Will Kickstarter "Potato Salad" Projects Ruin Crowdfunding?

The Step-By-Step Guide to KickStarter Crowdfunding Success

anand.smartdata
Over the weekend, I talked to Ross Currie, an established Identity Management consultant from Perth, Australia. But between September to December of last year, Ross did something completely outside his comfort zone. He launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project Squishy Forts – the world’s first Pillow Fort construction kit. Ross’s goal was to reach $25,000 in crowdfunding. Instead, he was able to push the overall funding past $67,000.
The Step-By-Step Guide to KickStarter Crowdfunding Success

Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right

Rob Sutter
This past Thursday, the highly anticipated independent video game "Shovel Knight" was released across both Nintendo and computer platforms. As a title that got its start due to Kickstarter, it grew in popularity until it became the hottest project to come out of this crowdfunding platform.
Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right

3 Talking Points Following Success on Kickstarter

Rob Sutter
You've just successfully funded your product or service on Kickstarter. It might have taken you a couple of attempts, especially if you are a newcomer to your industry. There are a select few Kickstarter campaigns that not only reach their goals the first time around but completely blow by the goals in question.
3 Talking Points Following Success on Kickstarter

7 Tips to Have a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Via Social Media

FreelanceWriter
As new advancements in finance technology starts to conquer the world, brand new crowdfunding techniques for promising young professionals are likewise being introduced and used. Find out how to leverage the new social media 'look' into your next crowdfunding campaign.
7 Tips to Have a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Via Social Media

First the Internet, Then Social Media and Now Crowdfunding Is Disrupting Government

CraigThomler
Government has proven no more immune to disruption by digital than any other industry. The internet changed the model for governments in delivering information and dealing with pressure groups. It has been a largely positive disruption, facilitated billions in savings as government moved services online in egovernment initiatives.
First the Internet, Then Social Media and Now Crowdfunding Is Disrupting Government

Social Startups: Wefunder Helps Everyone Get a Piece of the Startup Pie

shaybmoser
The JOBS Act allows small businesses to raise up to $1 million in crowdfunding by easing federal regulations and allowing regular people to become investors. The Wefunder portal allows startups to quickly, easily, and publicly raise funds from accredited investors through a free plan or choose from one of three paid plans.
Social Startups: Wefunder Helps Everyone Get a Piece of the Startup Pie

Crowdfunding Inside the Enterprise

Adi Gaskell
It’s pretty exciting to learn that IBM are giving internal crowdfunding a trial. The company is well known for its use of idea jams to solicit opinion from it’s 100,000+ employees on all sorts of issues, but now they’re trying something a wee bit different.
Crowdfunding Inside the Enterprise