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  1. ProducerFatimah Collins

    Fatimah Collins

    16/03/2017
    Join Millionaires Empire For Crowdfunding!
    Join Millionaires Empire For Crowdfunding!Do you often feel that your desires or long-lost ambitions have been left midway in your journey of life just because you did not have the adequate funds to fulfill them? Do you feel the need or the urgency to complete them? Everyone ...
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  2. Anne Thornley-Brown
    This beautiful picture is SO refreshing on a frosty day....but it doesn't tell a happy story.

    It was used by The Huffington Post for my post to raise awareness of why it's becoming increasingly challenging for sun destination workers to earn a decent income. https://lnkd.in/eA9U57V

    I started this GoFundMe to help 2 of them. https://lnkd.in/eSeP97f I cannot stress the urgency enough.

    Please support in any way you can by donating or spreading the word.

    Thank you.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
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    David B. Grinberg
    09/03/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Yes, please take me there!
  3. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Crowdfunding for Philanthropy: Social Media Disappoints....Again
    Crowdfunding for Philanthropy: Social Media Disappoints....AgainIsn't this a gorgeous photo? I took it myself when I accompanied a client down south for their President's Club. It's the type of image that tropical dreams are made of. Unfortunately, although it is beautiful, the story it tells is not a happy one,...
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    Anne Thornley-Brown
    15/03/2017 #14 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Update: There is no improvement. Clearly, social media is no longer the appropriate platform for crowdfunding campaigns. As Brian suggested, video is better but to do a really good quality video takes $$. This should be sent out via email to family, friends, and colleagues and there should be a follow-up phone calls. I am surprised that since the Internet has been around for so long the majority of people who have contributed were uncomfortable paying on line. I would nix the crowdfunding site and give people the option to send payment via email transfer or money orders via priority snail mail. I am stunned that this is what we have come to, old school campaigns in this day and age.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    14/03/2017 #13 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Well, I am not into the bikinis but you have a point. There are so many of these campaigns that a very creative approach is needed to stand out and video is much more powerful than photos.

    This came up so suddenly just before Christmas and I thought a crowdfunding campaign was the way to go. I had no idea that there were so many of these as I have not had any requests.

    The take-away from this experience for marketing in general is that one has to pull put all of the creative stops and stand out from the crowd. I will keep this in mind next time.
    Brian McKenzie
    12/03/2017 #12 Brian McKenzie
    Change up the picture of the pitch - add bikini girls, party goers and of course the poolside DJ mix - better if it is a video instead of a static photo.
    or As you are connected to Huff-Po - show a picture of Shantel and dump in generous amounts of #He4She archetype key words.
    As for the taxi driver - more video - graphic street cuts and video game edits of driving around the streets of Jamaica - it the VR gaming nerds with a Fast & Furious / Transporter / Grand Theft Auto inspired clip. Change up the brand with something like SUN Company Virtual Taxi - mock up some t-shirts and give that a go. .... of course Cabaroake where a rolling troop of passengers get in cars and sing One Love together could work nicely too. Put that on Youtube & monetize the f out of it.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    08/03/2017 #11 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #9 Thank you.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    08/03/2017 #10 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #9 Thank you.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/03/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Ok, we'll push this out..... CALLING ALL tweetWolves 30 tweets each should do it.

    A blitz is on the way, Anne.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/03/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #6 Will send you the link via pm
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    06/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #2 @Pascal Derrien I had no idea. I hardly see any requests for crowdfunding support. I have seen only 4 in total and read stories about successful campaigns. That's what made me think this might work. I do understand that it's impossible to help everyone. Social media may not be the best way to crowdfund. Perhaps an old-fashioned phone or email campaign is best. That's what brought in almost all of the money.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    06/03/2017 #6 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #1 @Don 🐝 Kerr Thank you for the feedback. I am not familiar with Kiva. How does it work? I wonder if we can access it for people in Jamaica.

    W.r.t. social media support it is interesting that most of your social media support came from beBee. So far, this seems to be a far superior network. I am glad I checked it out ....finally....before giving up on social media altogether.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    06/03/2017 #5 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Thank you for all of the comments and please keep them coming. They are appreciated. I am heading out but I will be back later.

    All I can say is that if after 8 years of active engagement on social media including:

    - over 8 years of managing what has become a 350,000+ member virtual community on LinkedIn
    - 5 years of active blogging across a variety of platforms
    - regular interaction on Twitter with a network of over 8,000 followers and even leading large Twitter chats
    - meeting quite a number of my connections at trade shows and industry events

    people do not feel a connection with me, something is wrong.
    Phil Friedman
    06/03/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Anne, you may not like to hear this, but I suspect that most support of this kind comes from people who feel a connection to you, not to your cause. As Pascal points out, there has been a huge proliferation of such campaigns, including many that border on being frivolous (e.g. Help me realize my life long dream of going on a photo safari to Africa, etc,) I see many, many people in difficult circumstances everyday. And when I can I try to help. But how does one judge that your request is more worthy than others one comes into contact with daily?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/03/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Well said @Don 🐝 Kerr! @Anne Thornley-Brown, Don was very successful, ran a great campaign for a great cause, he wrote a book for male care givers based on his experience, caring for his precious wife who had cancer. Its people like Don who understand how these things work. Keep reaching out, post a buzz with the link and if it seems worthwhile, people are likely to help as they can. Best of luck and welcome to beBee!
    Pascal Derrien
    06/03/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    I think the main problem is the proliferation of requests, I am indirectly involved in social enteprise and linked to a fundation and I am targeted daily by 2 or 3 random or tailored requests to a point that I dont even reads them anymore...... I think there is a fatigue out there and I am not sure it is because of the medium?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/03/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Anne Thornley-Brown interesting and in general I agree. My experience last fall with Kickstarter saw me gain both financial and sharing support from several Bees. From FB I also gained significant support. On LinkedIn? Zip on the financial front and the only sharing was from Bees who also frequent LI. My suspicion is that beBee fosters more genuine relationships based upon our ability to share our life stories should we choose and feel comfortable doing so. Have you considered micro-financing via KIVA for the driver?
  4. Maureen O'Connell
    Sustainability and Longevity in the market are appealing factors that make crowdfunding a success. The current and emerging trends could have a big impact on the traditional reward-based crowdfunding. Read here.
    Maureen O'Connell
    3 Trends That Will Shape Crowdfunding in 2017
    www.entrepreneur.com The market is evolving, and so are the products that help drive it. Consumers and backers alike are on the lookout for customizable solutions to everyday...
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  5. ProducerNeil Hughes

    Neil Hughes

    26/11/2016
    Why Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Harrison Is Launching an Equity Crowdfunding Platform
    Why Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Harrison Is Launching an Equity Crowdfunding PlatformWhat happens when you put tech royalty and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician from one of the greatest bands of all time Talking Heads in the same room? The answer is RedCrow.RedCrow is a crowdfunding platform that was co-founded by CEO Brian...
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  6. ProducerAviram Morris

    Aviram Morris

    14/10/2016
    Www. My Date Trees .com
    Www. My Date Trees .comMy Date Tree is an agriculture crowdfunding project In which you can fund your own date tree in Israel. We invite you to become a part of our date farm, watch as your tree grows over the years, visit your tree at your convenience, eat of its fruit...
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    🐝 Fatima Williams
    17/10/2016 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is lovely ! A warm welcome to you here on beBee
  7. David Chappell

    David Chappell

    09/10/2016
    I want everyone with a heart and a sense of decency to help me with this. If you can donate, Great! I thank you. If you can't, maybe you can share this with others. I still thank you.
    David Chappell
    Click here to support Help Me Get Out of this Abusive Adulterous Relationship!!! by David Chappell
    www.crowdrise.com This is to raise money for court fees, lawyer costs, and everything else to get out of this relationship. My wife, to whom I am still married without even being legally separated https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013180054446 has been...
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  8. Don 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    06/10/2016
    Yesterday I shared with you the story of Laura Mikolaitis and her husband - her everyday hero.

    Today, as we embark on the final week of our campaign with a remaining objective of $2,470, we're sharing Laura's comment (with her permission of course) on why this book matters.

    "I love the vulnerability that you show and how dedicated you appear to be in your quest to finding healthy pathways. So important, not just during our most challenging times, but always. Your writing resonates with me on so many levels and I am happy to have found you here.

    "The exchange of stories is something that we all can benefit from. It can be quiet support in a dark moment and boisterous celebration in another moment. It seems your chapters have been infused with so much and I cannot wait to read more about your journey.

    "Moreover, addressing the male caregiver is something that is important not only to discuss but to try and understand. My sister-in-law, who I think of as a sister, has been battling cancer for over 13 years. She often speaks about how difficult it is to not have familial support and that it is difficult for some family members to understand - especially her husband.

    "Raising awareness is key and although we are all wired differently there are things we can do and learn to aid in the process. I wish you well and I do sincerely hope that the funds are raised to publish your book."

    Laura Mikolaitis, October 5, 2016 on beBee.com

    Please, if you're willing and able, consider supporting our campaign. We believe this book can make a genuine difference to the lives of very many people.

    Many thanks for your consideration and to our many supporters, you have our eternal gratitude. Samuel and Gabriel in particular say a big THANKS!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ridingshotgun/don-kerrs-book-about-cancer-family-and-support
    Don 🐝 Kerr
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    Sarah Elkins
    06/10/2016 #3 Sarah Elkins
    Looking forward to my copy of the book, @Don 🐝 Kerr! Hopefully you'll recognize the symbolism of the amount....
    Travis Wright
    06/10/2016 #2 Travis Wright
    Hi
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/10/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love their smiles !!
  9. David Chappell

    David Chappell

    22/09/2016
    You know I get things all the time from people and entities that promise to get crowdfunders "more donations" some "guarantee donations" and then donate $1 themselves. Kind of tricky wouldn't you say? I've been talking to other people about their experiences with "boosters" as they are being called. It doesn't look good for either side. The people in need, are getting upset because they are spending the money for nothing. The new boosters aren't getting anything to boost, because of disgruntled people in need. I personally am destitute, and spent $45 of my meager funds to get promoted and I got nothing.

    So here is what I am going to do. I am promoting a fundraiser by Malakai Chappell. … …

    CROWDFUNDING BOOSTERS or whatever you want to call yourselves; Prove to me that you can do what you say and I WILL PROMOTE YOU! Even if all you can do is donate $10 to her yourself, I will promote you.

    That's right! I will promote you on twitter, Facebook, google+, and BeBee. I will 1) write a letter of support on BeBee 2) share that letter on Twitter 3 times (over 3 days), Facebook 3 times (over 3 days), and google + once. I retweet my tweets several times a day, and I reshare my facebook posts several times during the day. Remember to let me know your info so that I can promote you. The fastest easiest way to do that is to send your info to omnigrapher2016@gmail.com

    What have you got to lose. If you can't help her you, don't lose anything, if you can you get free advertising.
    David Chappell
    Click here to support A Fight For Love. by Malakai Chappell
    www.crowdrise.com Our story today is courtesy of my dad. First let me introduce myself. My name is David Chappell, and I am here to ask you to donate to my legal fund. I want to save my marriage, and the only way I can do that is with the aid of lawyers or mediators...
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    David Chappell
    25/09/2016 #1 David Chappell
    Disregard this
    Twitter killed my account. I can't delete or edit this post:( grr
  10. ProducerStephane 🐝 Fenner
    5 Kickstarter Ideas that Contributed to Hospitality Innovation
    5 Kickstarter Ideas that Contributed to Hospitality InnovationThe most innovative minds and aspiring entrepreneurs take to popular crowdfunding sites, such as Kickstarter, in order to launch a campaign and generate funding for their own ideas, inventions and projects.While crowdfunding is perhaps more popular...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/09/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Interesting information, @Stephane 🐝 Fenner.... I wasn't aware that these types of campaigns were even on kickstarter, let alone doing so well.
  11. Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    Lanzan unas zapatillas especiales para salir a capturar Pokémons

    Se venderán a través de un proyecto de crowdfunding
    Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    Lanzan unas zapatillas especiales para salir a capturar Pokémons
    www.merca20.com Los accesorios para Pokémon Go no paran de crecer y, ahora, han lanzado un proyecto de crowdfunding con unas zapatillas para jugar en la...
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  12. ProducerNeil Hughes

    Neil Hughes

    13/07/2016
    How Crowdfunding Is Transforming The Wine Industry
    How Crowdfunding Is Transforming The Wine IndustryThe simple things in life like choosing a bottle of wine has somehow become a very daunting prospect. Sitting in a restaurant while intensely staring at a wine list while pretending to look knowledgeable is enough to fill anyone with dread.Finding...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/07/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting concept!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/07/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Ironic, I just mentioned it was 'Wine O'clock time" for me... just a little joke and then I saw this article after I posted my comment. I received a discount card in the Mail from Naked Wine Company- if you buy 100.00 of wine you receive 60.00 off, not bad! And I like the company's philosophy! Thanks for sharing @Neil Hughes!
  13. ProducerDavid Prestney

    David Prestney

    29/06/2016
    Equity Crowdfunding in Australia - a second chance to get it right !
    Equity Crowdfunding in Australia - a second chance to get it right !The passage of the "Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced funding) Bill 2015" (i.e. Equity Crowdfunding) has been put on hold/ cancelled ahead of the upcoming federal election.Whilst at first glance this would appear to be very disappointing-...
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    David Prestney
    21/07/2016 #4 David Prestney
    Hi @Jennifer Martin - I apologise that it took me a couple of weeks to reply (kids school holidays...etc). In response to your comment/ query - the simple answer is that the start-ups could most likely be located anywhere in world (within reason). But of course the issue with most startups is that they are generally quite small and VERY under resourced - so the founders tend to be limited to dealing with "local" advisors and providers - also once you start raising $$ for equity in one jurisdiction to be used in another country it tends to attract governmental "compliance" issues, which tends to negate some of the potential benefits of equity crowd funding. #3
    Jennifer Martin
    29/06/2016 #3 Jennifer Martin
    I guess not, but do the start-ups have to be located in Australia?
  14. Ana Elisa Llera

    Ana Elisa Llera

    27/06/2016
    Ana Elisa Llera
    CROWDFARMING: be a 2.0 beekeeper and watch the honey flow.
    www.kickstarter.com Adopt your very own hive, decide which type of flowers you want the bees to pollinate, and receive the raw honey delivered to your...
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  15. Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    CROWDFOUNDING Idalia Berenice Cervantes
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  16. Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    Crowdfunding listo para regularse en México

    Las plataformas de crowdfunding en México serán reguladas por la CNVB.
    Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    Crowdfunding, listo para regularse en México en 2016
    expansion.mx La Asociación de Fondeo Colectivo y la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores alistan regulación para esquemas de crowdfunding en el...
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