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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…

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…
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Re-volv Solar Hits Top 10 Crowdfunding List

San Francisco-based Re-volv Solar is out to change the way solar energy is funded, and so far, it's off to a great start.…
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Baskets Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa

Two of the biggest problems afflicting the people of West Africa is a lack of access to education and employment -- without one,…
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‘On the Money’ Describes Structural Changes Coming to Our Economy

Mobile money is changing the financial landscape. Reputation, too, is becoming a digital asset.
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Startup Develops Eco-Friendly Material to Replace Wood and Plastic

Australian-based materials company Zeoform claims to have developed a new material made of cellulose fiber and water, which has the potential to replace…
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Design, Sell, Impact: Using T-Shirts to Change Lives

CafePress Inc. recently introduced Tfund.com, a new fundraising platform that enables groups, organizations or individuals to fundraise through sales of T-shirts for projects,…
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Crowdfunding: The Next Frontier of Corporate Philanthropy

While youth sports jerseys will always feature businesses, online fundraising is expanding opportunities for corporate sponsorship of community projects.
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Weaving for Empowerment: Albanian Women Crowdfund to Expand Their Business

See how an Albanian woman's handicrafts cooperative is leveraging crowdfunding to expand its business.