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CrowdIt CEO Graf Pitches Crowdfunding to Springfield Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Council

23 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

CrowdIt CEO Presents to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council

CrowdIt CEO Presents to the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council

Who: Jason Graf
Co-Founder and CEO
CrowdIt
Graf is the CEO and founder of CrowdIt. He has received multiple business awards, including the Springfield Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2012) and Go Magazine’s “20 Under 30” (2006). Graf’s passion for business, marketing, planning and financing has helped other business owners through his position as a business intermediary with Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. His career includes finance, beginning in 2000 as a loan officer and later becoming a branch manager at Primary Residential Mortgage. In 2004 he founded Graf Financial Services and Paragon Global, where he served as CEO, owner and manager for three years.
What: The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding:  What is it and How Can I Use it to Acquire Capital Today?
A simple definition of crowdfunding is fundraising through large amounts of people giving small amounts of money. Crowdfunding as a means of acquiring capital, is a growing trend and is expected to become a $300 billion market. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012. The law modifies certain requirements new public companies must abide by and the length of time companies have to comply. The JOBS Act addresses, among other items, the number of shareholders a company may have, exempts companies from registering public offerings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and relieves “emerging growth companies” from certain regulatory requirements. In this presentation, Graf will explain crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and how entrepreneurs can position themselves to provide ancillary services in this emerging marketplace.
When: Wed., April 3, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
Where Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield MO. 65806

Click here to register

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Crowdfunding Platform Fundly.com Announces New Features to Bolster Charity Fundraising Events

23 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

One of the world’s largest crowdfunding-for-good platforms, Fundly announced a series of new features, partners and initiatives to bolster the success of “Run-Walk-Ride” charity fundraising events. Fundly was a featured presenter at last week’s 2013 Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council Conference, the largest annual gathering of athletic event fundraising organizers, and serves as the crowdfunding platform for charity run, walk, bike, swim and danceathons, as well as a myriad of other athletic fundraising events, across the country.

Fundly.com Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good Projects and Campaigns

Fundly.com Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good Projects and Campaigns

Fundly’s announcements include:

  • New event registration and ticketing features that make it faster and easier than ever for Run-Walk-Ride volunteers and organizations to launch fundraising campaigns on Fundly’s platform for their charity run, walk, bike and swim-athons, and other athletic events.
  • Teaming up with Charity Dynamics, Fundly’s newest Premier Partner, to create and launch customized, integrated crowdfunding campaigns on Fundly’s platform for the country’s top Run-Walk-Ride fundraising event programs.
  • New Run-Walk-Ride customers using Fundly’s platform, including the Cleveland Marathon, Indiana University’s “Little 500” bike race, NASCAR driver Ryan Reed ‘s “Drive to Stop Diabetes” for the American Diabetes Association, Teach for America’s Mississippi Marathon and more than 75 “Color Me Rad” 5k Runs nationwide.

“Anyone who has ever run, walked or biked for charity knows that the fundraising process can often be more painful than the physical training for the event itself, but Fundly has changed the game for athletic event fundraising,” said Dave Boyce , Fundly CEO. “Thousands of individuals, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations are using Fundly for their Run-Walk-Ride events, and we’ll continue to enhance Fundly’s platform to make athletic event fundraising as easy, successful and enjoyable as possible to help more people give more.”

To date, Fundly has enabled more than 30,000 campaigns led by individuals, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations of all sizes to collectively raise more than $305 million for their causes.

Fundly’s mission is to help more people give more. The largest, most widely-adopted and easiest-to-use crowdfunding-for-good platform, Fundly has enabled more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups and individual fundraisers large and small to collectively raise more than $305 million and counting. Fundly is the proven fundraising solution for everyone from local PTAs, to Run-Walk-Ride events, to the world’s largest charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America and Children’s Miracle Network.

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