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Imperfect Foods Wants You to Buy Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

For those of us who are or have indulged in gardening, misshapen fruits and vegetables can be one of the joys of growing…
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6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

While for-profit social enterprises should ultimately be self-sustaining, they rarely begin that way. Instead, different types of fundraising are needed at different stages…
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Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing to Reduce Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is a global problem, even in economically well-developed countries. People suffering from energy poverty cannot afford to cool or heat their…
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Solar Crowdfunding Startup Offers Attractive Returns

San Francisco's RE-volv has raised over $120,000 via three Indiegogo campaigns to finance solar installations among community nonprofits and cooperatives.
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Women Still Chasing the Elusive American Dream

Women are more socially conscious entrepreneurs and also more often dismissed by venture capitalists. But there is a way around the VC gatekeepers.
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…
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Mismatched Socks Sold to Cure Blindness

The latest entrant in the one-for-one model popularized by TOMS shoes is SWAP Socks, makers of fashionably-mismatched socks. SWAP Socks will give 50…
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Are Crowdfunded Companies Socially Responsible?

Are crowdfunded companies socially responsible? The latest research from CSRHub and Crowdnetics offers an answer.
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Moringa Bar Startup Nets $350,000 in Funding

Kuli Kuli, which makes moringa “superfood” nutrition bars, recently raised $350,000 in a crowdfunding equity campaign. It is one of the first companies…
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6 Tips for Making Your First Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

In January a Forbes article reported that 2013 “yielded an estimated $5 billion in global crowdfunding with about 30 percent of that total…
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SolarCoin: How Digital Eco-Money Can Be More Equitable

SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it's not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase…
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MayDay Citizens’ Super PAC Aims to Rewrite the Rules of U.S. Campaign Finance

Looking to harness the crowdfunding power of the Internet, famed political activist, co-creator of Creative Commons and Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig aims…
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Kiva and Vittana Crowdfund Student Loans in the Developing World

It is no secret that education is the surest route to a better life, but for tens of thousands of low-income students in…
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Policy Points: Business Policies For a Sustainable Economy

A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will…