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crowdfunding

Online fund raising. Crowdfunding over the Internet reaches a huge audience, and billions are raised each year by this method for both small and large projects. For social causes, many more people may donate a couple of dollars to support something they like rather than give $100, $50 or even $25. See Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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The total number of beneficiaries of crowd-funding represented 73% of total financing balances, compared to 27% for individual lending.
Where crowd-funding can really play a part is where the amount being raised is relatively modest, meaning that any differential in rates is relatively small in actual pounds.
In a press statement, the SEC said it would release the draft rules and regulations governing crowd-funding for public feedback.
Soranno had reiterated that his survival is crucial because he's in serious debt, according to his crowd-funding post.
We needed 10,000 euros, but I raised the target to 11,000 euros on crowd-funding as Paypal charges on every incoming contribution - and they have almost charged us 1,000 euros.
And if the PS20,000 crowd-funding target is met by the end of May it will help pay for a new, permanent stage and sound rig and seating for the new space.
The filmmakers made the decision to turn to the crowd-funding platform of Indiegogo so as not to dilute the message of their screenplay, and to avoid the potential pressure of political correctness from a studio or network.
For this reason, many commentators believe that the crowd-funding rules will either discourage smaller companies or otherwise lead to a disproportionate number of (nonvoting) debt offerings through funding portals.
A THEATRE with its roots in the 1926 General Strike will celebrate its 90th birthday next year and has launched a PS50,000 crowd-funding appeal to safeguard its future.
It is one of the first full-fledged crowd-funding platforms in the country that helps individuals and institutions to crowd-fund for CSR projects.
In order to help offset some of the costs associated with creating the film, O'Connell has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.
Unfortunately, the pair's vision was stalled by the anti-Life antics of Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that bizarrely banned the Stolen Moments campaign, along with the hugely-funded Gosnell Movie campaign.