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The fire killed 43 horses and destroyed the barn.
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In the last few years, crowdfunding has become a huge force to raise money for a variety of causes globally. Crowdfunding, embraced particularly by younger generations, appears to have an influential future as a fundraising strategy for millennials, who have grown up in the peer-to-peer vs. top-down influence framework.
What is radical generosity, exactly? It's a unique concept conceived by Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO, a Toronto-based group that celebrates and supports women-led ventures. Her long-term vision is for this grassroots crowd-funding initiative to take hold not just in Canada, but all around the globe.
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When insurance companies wouldn't cover the costs, strangers stepped in to foot the bill.
In Adam Cohen’s basement are two coffins, a Colonel Mustard costume, and an S.S. uniform among other questionable items. No, Cohen does not like to play dress-up. These items are from his sketch comed...
On Tuesday March 3rd, 2015, we saw a gathering of over 700 people from all sorts of organizations looking for insights and discussions at the first 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit in Toronto, Ontari...
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Would you pay $1,000 to speak with Ezra Levant or Brian Lilley for 15 minutes about the day’s top news stories? How about $250 for a Google hangout with same? Those are some of the “perks” being offer...
While you're reading this blog post, Google is conducting an experiment that could revolutionize the online advertisement business. This small experiment is called Contributor. It works by asking people for $1, $2 or $3 contributions to their website of choice in exchange for being able to read content without annoying advertisements.
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In these heady days of waste reduction and sustainable food production, food recovery tackles our most bourgeois societal needs for perfect looking produce. For decades, North Americans have been turning their noses up at apple wormholes and rusty romaine lettuce, and produce retailers have caught on.
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While crowdfunding sites were created to give the underdog a chance and essentially foster free enterprise where start-ups are concerned, it never occurred to me to use these platforms as an opportunity to raise funds for personal pursuits. Especially something as personal as adopting a baby. But does that make it wrong, unethical or crass, even? What do you think? If you had a friend or family member crowdfunding an adoption, would you contribute?
Moving forward, we must never forget that we have the power to keep the peace, with every act, however great or small, and to shape Ottawa -- and the rest of the world -- now and for future generations.
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Frankly I think it's at least partially our fault as an environmental movement that this framing has stuck. We haven't focused enough on specific solutions over the years. We have opposed bad ideas like pipelines with vague notions of carbon taxes or non-specific alternative energy projects. We have rarely proposed or even broadly supported specific alternative projects.
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There is a buzz these days about crowdfunding and how it is a great tool to raise money for your project, your business or even your trip. But what is not said, is this isn't easy money. Here are some pointers that I hope will help others succeed.
It's an ambitious goal, and the amount they are hoping to raise through crowd-funding is $75,000 (no small amount), but Ricochet has assembled a strong team of journalists (which they intend to pay fairly) and initially only having the editors volunteer their time and expertise, thus hoping to gain people's support and financial commitment.