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Cryptocurrency-funded groups called DAOs are becoming charities – here are some issues to watch

Contributor, Tuesday, 8th February 2022 -  As cryptocurrency becomes more popular in the US, Sean Stein Smith highlights several considerations that donors and charities should keep in mind as these arrangements emerge.

First Nations non-alcoholic craft beer company in $1 million equity raise

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 6th October 2021 -  “We chose to go the equity crowdfunding route because it’s accessible to everybody. My hope was that it would draw more First Nations people into wanting to be part of the journey.” 

World first crowdfunded social impact bond launches

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th January 2021 -  Advocates hope to raise almost $300,000 for the program through crowdfunding  An Israeli social enterprise is utilising the power of crowdfunding to raise capital for a new social

‘Airbnb for brains’ opens to investors

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th November 2020 -  Mindhive has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the next stage of its growth and move closer to its goal of being the world’s biggest problem solving community An Australian

National day of giving set to boost Aussie LGBTIQ+ projects

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  Advocates are looking to address a shortage of funding given to rainbow causes in Australia  An Australian LGBTIQ+ organisation has created a COVID-safe virtual fundraising campaign

Community comes to the rescue of Lentil as Anything

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  The vegetarian pay-as-you-feel restaurant chain raised more than $150,000 in just four days For over 20 years, Lentil as Anything restaurants have provided a safe-haven for those

Crowdfunding for the long term

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  Recurring Crowdfunding aims to help community organisations and social enterprises build a reliable supporter base over time. A new approach to crowdfunding hopes to unlock support

Impact investment needs to stretch horizontally not just vertically

Ingrid Burkett, Friday, 24th April 2020 -  Professor Ingrid Burkett and Professor of Practice Alex Hannant consider the emerging field of equity crowdfunding, and the role this could play in provoking dialogue across impact

How the world gives during a time of social dislocation

Emma Sakellaris, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  To come together to weather the immediate storm, a different approach to giving is needed, writes Emma Sakellaris, pointing to a rise in direct giving. The ubiquitous presence of

Crowdfunding: When the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  GoFundMe has revealed its most successful campaigns of the year. It paints a picture where farmers are seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits

Calls for a crackdown on fake crowdfunders

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  One of Australia’s largest crowdfunding platforms is calling for the fundraising industry to fight scams together A lack of donor protections on crowdfunding websites could see

How Australian NGOs can embrace crowdfunding to boost donation efforts

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  In light of the recent Global NGO Technology report, GoFundMe regional manager Nicola Britton shares her learnings on how to make your crowdfunding campaign a success. This year’s
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