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Shop for Cool New Gadgets or Perform a Competitive Analysis by Crowdfunding Category at Crowdfundfusion.com

25 Feb

Crowdfundfusion.com, the first site on the Internet that sorts and groups projects from the major crowdfunding sites in one spot

By Robert Hoskins

Cool new site, www.Crowdfundfusion.com, now lets both crowdfunding campaign managers and crowdfunding platforms add their sites to this site’s aggregated crowdfunding shopping and review channels.  Their current database has the largest and most popular crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub, Fundrazr and Fundly, which have collectively raised more than $1 Billion for successful, fully funded projects, but they are now asking every crowdfunding site to add their platform and crowdfunding campaigns to their database.

Click here to add your crowdfunding platform or click here to add your active crowdfunding campaign to Crowdfundfusion’s database.

CrowdfundFusion allows hobby investors to shop all the major crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHuba and many more using a single site.

CrowdfundFusion allows hobby investors to shop all the major crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHuba and many more using a single site.

As more and more crowdfunding platforms and portals add their crowdfunding campaigns to aggregated database, hobby investors can sort and start shopping for campaigns to support with their hard earned dollars.  One cool feature is to look up any category’s active market statistics.

So far they have more than a billion dollar’s worth of active projects under their shopping umbrella.  The amount does does not include money that was pledged to successful or failed projects that have reached their crowdfunding campaign completion date.  It is the first time in crowdfunding history one site has more than a billion dollars worth of active crowdfunding campaigns that can be perused in a single place.

CrowdFundFusion Combines All Crowdfunding Projects into One Spot

CrowdFundFusion Combines All Crowdfunding Projects into One Spot

Crowdfunding is becoming an Internet juggernaut, with total dollars pledged expected to easily reach over $6 Billion in 2014. With that kind of money changing hands the number of crowdfunding sites has exploded, making it impossible for Internet surfers to keep up with the thousands of projects being displayed on different sites.

Co-founders Jonathan Mushey and Lenny Leblanc from Winnipeg, Canada created Crowdfundfusion.com, where projects from the largest and most popular crowdfunding sites can now add their active crowdfunding campaigns to be updated, sorted and combined into categories, sub categories and types to give visitors simple, intuitive ways to browse and compare projects from the different sites side by side.

They also provide buttons that allow readers to sort on Starting, Trending, Ending, Completed and Wow!

CrowdFundFusion then Sorts All Projects into Similar Categories and Sub-Categories

CrowdFundFusion then Sorts All Projects into Similar Categories and Sub-Categories

“The Crowdfunding industry is reaching a point where a site like ours is necessary to assist people in wading through the thousands of new projects starting every day,” states co-founder Jonathan Mushey. Co-founder Lenny Leblanc goes further to state “Our site is the Google for Crowdfunding projects.”

CrowdFundFusion then Browse Similar Projects to Find the Ones You Like and Want to Purchase

CrowdFundFusion then Browse Similar Projects to Find the Ones You Like and Want to Purchase

Crowdfundfusion intends to expand the list of sites whose projects are collected, stored and displayed with several other additions being currently reviewed. Visitors to the site can have some input into the next sites to be added by submitting a site for review or by voting for ones that have already been submitted. Many tools for project creators are also offered, like the opportunity to get their project featured on the home page, tips for planning and executing a successful project and other resources to help creators deliver a quality product.

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Top 100 Crowdfunding Sites for Equity-based, Rewards-based, Perks-based and Donation-based Fundraising Campaigns

2 Jun

Click Here to Review the 2015 Top 10 Rated Crowdfunding Sites to Help Anyone Launch a Fundraising Campaign to Raise Money to Bring Creative New Business Ideas to Fruition

By Robert Hoskins

Austin, Texas – Thinking about launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fund your creative business idea and bring it to fruition?  The Crowdfunding Press Center provides regular news reports on new Crowdfunding sites that have opened their doors to help entrepreneurs and small businesses launch fundraising campaigns to help bring their ingenious business ideas to fruition.

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for 2014

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for 2014

The big question that most crowdfunding campaign managers want to know is what crowdfunding site is the best to launch their fundraising campaign? Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo, which crowdfunding site is better? Or would one of the other crowdfunding sites outlined below be a better match for their precise crowdfunding goals and objectives.

Directory of Recently Launched Crowdfunding Sites: [Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Disaster-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Non-Profit-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Music-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Film-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Design-Based Crowdfunding Prototyping Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Sports-Based Crowdfunding Sites:

Directory of the Top Publishing-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Photojournalism-Based Crowdfunding Sites

Directory of the Top Arts & Crafts-Based Crowdfunding Sites:

Directory of the Top International-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Crowdfunding Accelerators, Boot Camps, and Incubators:

Directory of the Top Lending-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Donation-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Equity-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of White-Label Crowdfunding Site Providers[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Securities-Based White-Label Crowdfunding Site Providers: [Click to Tweet]

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Fundly Promotes Crowdfunding-for-Good Platform to Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis

14 Apr

By Robert Hoskins

Fundly spent the weekend promoting its Crowdfunding-for-Good platform fundraising event registration features of it crowdfunding-for-good platform at the Nonprofit Technology Conference.    The new crowdfunding tools leverage fundraising, social media, and mobile applications to assist nonprofits in making their fundraising events more effective through advanced technology capabilities.

Fundly.com Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good Projects and Campaigns

Fundly.com Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good Projects and Campaigns

With thousands of nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups and individuals using Fundly’s platform for a wide range of fundraising events such as galas, dinners, marathons and other Run Walk Ride events, Fundly developed its new fundraising events application to seamlessly combine fundraising and event registration functionality into one seamless experience to make any fundraising event easier to manage and more successful.

“Think Facebook meets Eventbrite meets TeamRaiser and you’ll see why Fundly’s new fundraising events platform is so easy to use that even volunteer fundraisers who have never raised money before can succeed on their first try,” said Fundly CEO Dave Boyce.

The Fundly team that created the event fundraising platform includes the designer who built the Nike+ running app, the product manager who built Yahoo! News and the developer who built Quicken for Windows. Taking lessons learned and best practices from leading fundraisers, including Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Fundly’s new event fundraising platform is unparalleled in its ease-of-use and integration of fundraising, social media and mobile applications.

The launch customer for Fundly’s event fundraising platform is Orlando Health, a non-profit hospital network in Orlando, FL that includes Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. When Orlando Health used Fundly for a pilot fundraising event and raised 500% of their fundraising goal, they switched all 25 of their annual fundraising events from Blackbaud’s fundraising platform to Fundly.

“Most fundraising events treat registration and fundraising as two separate activities, which results in a disjointed experience for the participant and leads to a lot of drop-off with registration levels. Fundly creates a seamless fundraising event experience that makes it easy for volunteers to fundraise using social networks, like Facebook, that they are already familiar with,” said Michael Schmidt, Director of Digital Media & Philanthropy for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

To learn more about the Crowdfunding industry and startup local Crowdfunding community outreach programs, please join our free American Crowdfunding Center on LinkedIn.com or Meetup.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter. Both social media sites allow platform owners and crowdfunding campaign managers to post their news and press releases into the discussion forums. This will help us find new and exciting crowdfunding stories to cover.  We are currently covering crowdfunding topics such as Business Services, Cities/Communities, Crowdfunding Platforms, Education, Film/Music/Entertainment, Games/Videos, Social Good, Solar and Software/Hardware Technology Gadget crowdfunding PR campaigns.

Help Vivienne Harr Move from a Lemonade Stand to Crowdfunding to Free Child Slaves

5 Mar

By Robert Hoskins

As a newly formed “social purpose company,” Make a Stand, Inc. SPC (formerly Make a Stand Lemon-aid) has just launched a campaign to raise $200,000 through Fundly, a leading crowdfunding site for social causes. This start-up funding will help “bottle” the fair-trade and certified organic “lemon-aid” later this spring. Eventual net profits from the lemon-aid will go to organizations committed to ending child slavery.

We give people lemon-aid, they give what’s in their hearts, and we give child slaves freedom.

“We give people lemon-aid, they give what’s in their hearts, and we give child slaves freedom.”

Vivienne Harr, 9, the founder and inspiration for Make a Stand, notes that: “I count every penny because every penny counts. You never know which penny will free a child and change the world!” For her, any contribution, large or small, allows anyone to be part of this historic movement to end child slavery in our lifetime.

“This is the beautiful, democratic essence of crowdfunding: it gives life to companies by the people, for the people,” said Eric Harr, CEO of Make a Stand, Inc. “People from San Francisco to Singapore have contributed to this historic Make a Stand movement because it represents hope — hope that there is good in our world—and that we can be an active and important part of that good.”

Vivienne’s recent awards and accolades also continue to help build the movement’s momentum. Today she attends the East Bay Women’s conference, and yesterday she was the first child to ever receive the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County’s “Making a Difference Award.” Last month she was a featured speaker at the conference Wisdom 2.0. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has also awarded her a Certificate of Honor for her work to end child slavery. Additionally, Make a Stand Lemon-aid was just named Fundly’s Most Inspirational Campaign of 2012.

Make a Stand started more then 10 months ago, when Vivienne saw a photo in Lisa Kristine’s book “Slavery” of two Nepalese boys, roughly her age, carrying giant slate rocks with straps across their heads. Knowing this was wrong, she was inspired to do something to help. As she says: “Compassion is not compassion without action.” For more than 250 days in a row she’s been “making a stand” at her lemon-aid stand, rain or shine, where she asks people to “pay what’s in their heart.”

Although Vivienne exceeded her initial fundraising goal of $150,000 in 2012, she won’t stop until her mission is accomplished and child slavery is ended in her lifetime – one bottle at a time. When her parents said: “Honey, you reached your goal. You’re done,” Vivienne said: “Is child slavery done? Then, I’m not done.”

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