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Need a Tax Deduction? Commit an Act of Random Crowdfunding to Promote Social Good on CrowdItForward.com

15 Aug

Crowd It Forward creates “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others

By Robert Hoskins

Crowd It Forward, a crowdfunding website owned and operated by the ClickStartMe Foundation, Inc., launched today. Crowd It Forward is a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax deductible donations and creates “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others.

Crowd It Forward creates “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others

Crowd It Forward creates “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others

“We are excited to extend the ClickStartMe brand with Crowd It Forward,” founder and crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico said. “With our Random Acts of Crowdfunding, we can find people who need or deserve something good to happen to them, and we can make it happen through crowd funding.”

Crowd It Forward launched with two crowdfunding projects. The first involves raising funds for U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, whose recent viral story touched the hearts of millions as he helped a nine year-old boy find his lost companions while running a 5K race. Crowd It Forward is raising funds for LCpl Kerr to send him and a companion to another 5K race of his choice, and to purchase the Marine a new pair of running shoes. Tax deductible donations for this project may be made here at Crowd It Forward.

The second Random Act of Crowdfunding involves Chelesa Fearce, an inspiring young woman who graduated as her high school’s valedictorian despite being homeless. Crowd It Forward is raising funds to help Chelesa with her ongoing educational expenses. Tax-deductible donations for this crowdfunding project may be made here at Crowd It Forward.

“Launching Crowd It Forward by helping LCpl Kerr and Chelesa Fearce truly illustrates what we are all about,” founder and crowd funding expert Kendall Almerico said. “We want to spread the word about positive news stories, and also to reward those who deserve to be rewarded, but would never ask for it themselves.”

CrowdItForward.com is a crowdfunding website owned and operated by the ClickStartMe Foundation, Inc. Crowd It Forward is a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax deductible donations and creates “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” for those in need, those who deserve it, and those who perform random acts of kindness to others. All donations to crowdfunding projects on Crowd it Forward are tax deductible.

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GiveToBenefit Partners with Avenida Restaurant to Raise Money for the Margaret E. Moul Home with Crowdfunding

1 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

GiveToBenefit, Inc., a donation-based crowdfunding platform in Penn Valley, Pa., announced a fundraising partnership to help Avenida, a popular Latin American restaurant located at 7402 Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy, Pa., raise funds by matching all donations collected at the restaurant through April 2013 to help purchase a Watermark water filtration system for the Margaret E. Moul home for people with neuromuscular disabilities in York, Pa.

Social Crowdfunding Site GiveToBenefit Helps Non-profits Conduct Fundraising Campaigns

Social Crowdfunding Site GiveToBenefit Helps Non-profits Conduct Fundraising Campaigns

The Avenida fund drive supplements the crowdfunding campaign already underway at GiveToBenefit.com. “Our partnership with Avenida will boost our efforts to bring fresh water to the staff and residents at the Margaret E. Moul Home,” says Daniel M. Sossaman, II, chief executive officer of GiveToBenefit. “By activating donors at a community level, we will be giving this fund drive a new way to succeed.”

“Avenida is excited to support the Margaret E. Moul Home with this fundraiser,” says Kim Katz-Alvarez, co-owner of the award-winning restaurant with her husband Edgar Alvarez. “As a family-owned and -operated business, we believe in giving back to the community and this opportunity that GiveToBenefit has brought to us really helps us express one of our core values in a creative and meaningful way.”

FaithLauncher Announces Crowdfunding Site for Christian Authors, Faith Inspired Film Makers and Ministries

6 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

FaithLauncher and UnKonventional Media have officially teamed up to create a new Crowdfunding site to empower Christians everywhere to take action, build God’s Kingdom, and positively influence the culture around them. By equipping big thinkers with all the tools they need including a platform, coaching, and added visibility, entrepreneurs can make their dreams a reality.

FaithLaunchers Crowdfunding Site for Christian Authors, College Students, Faith Inspired Filmmakers, Ministries, and Entrepreneurs

FaithLaunchers Crowdfunding Site for Christian Authors, College Students, Faith Inspired Filmmakers, Ministries, and Entrepreneurs

Christian authors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, musicians, artists, entertainers, ministries, and other faith-based projects can all use FaithLauncher to build a project, engage supporters, and see their funding goal reached.

“FaithLauncher is a great organization!”said Allysen Kerr, UnKonventional Media’s Founder. “It’s amazing when the Lord orders your steps and brings an exceptional opportunity to have a long lasting affect on our communities.” FaithLauncher’s mission is to assist anyone with a faith inspired idea to launch a crowdfunding campaign and raise money quickly and securely. Unlike other crowdfunding sites, FaithLauncher empowers project owners to engage supporters, build a community, and offers them valuable coaching and tools throughout the process.

“FaithLauncher and UnKonventional Media are not only compatible, our values match perfectly when it comes to helping people achieve great things because they want to glorify God,” FaithLauncher Founder and CEO, Fernando Chavez noted. UnKonventional Media plans to provide preferred pricing for creative services to FaithLauncher’s partners. “We also would like to offer special incentives to those individuals who subscribe to Adapt Magazine through FaithLauncher,” Kerr added.

Overturning barriers to start a faith-based enterprise is a journey Kerr strongly relates to. She launched Adapt Magazine in college and continues to grow it in tandem with her graphic design business. As a young student, she pushed through fears doubts and insecurities, but cheerfully affirms that God was very gracious with her and showed her it was going to take off no matter what. “I feel like I had no choice! UnKonventional Media started last year, [2012].”

Kerr’s desire to help college students succeed both in their faith and their careers stems from a deep personal compassion and calling. As a flourishing Christian businesswoman, she understands the importance of providing effective content and building strong community resources to get them there.

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