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Help Build the World’s Best Green Jobs Website

Our parent company, Important Media, is working on a great project that has the potential to make a real difference in the world. And although it’s not a new kind of electric vehicle, or a radical clean energy innovation, or even a better mousetrap, it is a venture that may open up a world of […]

April 3rd

Indiegogo Life: Crowdfunding Platform Opens to Personal Fundraising

Indiegogo now offers free crowdfunding campaigns for personal online fundraising: Indiegogo Life. The bigger crowdfunding platforms have traditionally been used for campaigns centered around a single product, project, or venture, and not those that are open-ended or personal in nature. That type of crowdfunding campaign offers its backers the right level of rewards, or perks, […]

December 15th

Crowdfunding a Road Legal Solar Car: Sunswift eVe 2.0

With everyone and their brother planning their own crowdfunding campaigns, in the hopes of raising enough cash to fund the further development or production run of their big idea, the crowdfunding environment is getting more and more crowded every day. Between wishful thinking, vaporware, and downright silly projects that get funded (or not), it’s easy […]

December 3rd

Crowdfunding Not Working For You? Try This Alternative

The success that some people and projects have achieved through the booming crowdfunding industry can be a bit misleading, and might be responsible for some projects being launched way before they’re ready for primetime, because the allure of possibly becoming the next big thing may get in the way of doing the work necessary for […]

November 20th

Crowdfunding Solar Power for the World’s Poorest People

In the developing world, finding a light in the darkness is not always easy or affordable. Sometimes the only available options are unhealthy and dangerous, such as burning kerosene, wood or coal. Other times, the only option is darkness. But you can’t fight Ebola in the dark. That’s where WakaWaka steps in. WakaWaka, which means […]

November 11th

Fundovino: A Crowdfunding Site for Wine & Vine

As a method for both raising money and pre-selling products, crowdfunding has been a very successful avenue for many different kinds of projects, and promises to remain a relevant financing option for the future. But while tech products seem to be well-suited to the general crowdfunding sites, such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, other types of […]

October 21st

Social Venture Seeks Crowdfunding to Support Beekeeping in Rural Tanzania

According to the social enterprise Tanganyika Apicultural, beekeeping is the fastest and most affordable way to double household earnings in rural Tanzania in a way that is socially and environmentally sustainable, and for every dollar invested into an East African honey enterprise, it yields an estimated $15.48 in social impact returns. The country has more […]

October 7th

DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent Bracelet Offers 120 Hours of Protection

Instead of relying on potentially toxic mosquito repellent ingredients, such as DEET, to protect yourself from the irritating bites of those tiny terrors of summer, a new product relies on a natural ingredient, geraniol oil, to render its wearers invisible to mosquitoes. For most people, mosquito bites are nothing more than an annoyance that we […]

August 19th

Interactive Guide to Crowdfunding Platforms (Infographic)

Crowdfunding is the darling of everyone who’s ever had a great idea for a product or project, and with the massive crowdfunding success of some big campaigns, plus the modest success of many smaller campaigns, it seems like a sure thing for launching a business. After all, what better way to start a new venture […]

July 31st