Last week, Crowdsourcing.org hosted a webinar with leaders of the emerging crowdfunding industry on how the new framework and regulations are taking shape under the JOBS Act. Crowdsourcing.org also presented our latest industry research. You can watch video of the webinar in its entirety here.
Using Crowdsourcing to Fix the World
Jamie Drummond, founder of anti-poverty group ONE, has finally taken crowdsourcing and the idea of distributed knowledge to an inevitable end -- tapping the crowd for input on how to fix the world.
Inside the CfPA Leadership Transition
Crowdfunding legislation advocates Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best now head the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), which was previously under the leadership of Berkeley Geddes, Crowdsourcing.org has learned. Eric Blattberg has the story behind the switch.
Crowdsourcing Coverage of the Aurora Shooting
The tragic movie theater shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado last week grabbed headlines across the world. Before the reporters could get to Aurora, however, the events were already beginning to be reported on the social news site Reddit, highlighting the emerging trend of crowdsourcing news coverage.
From the Crowd Podcast: WePay on Powering Crowdfunding Payments
Crowdfunding on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo is beginning to become a mainstream affair, and WePay has been selling itself as the most well-suited online payments platform for crowdfunding transactions. Crowdsourcing.org's Eric Mack spoke with WePay's Bill Clerico about online payments, crowdfunding and more.
Chaordix Raises $1.5 Million in Series A Funding
Open innovation and market intelligence company Chaordix announced this week that it has secured $1.5 million in Series A funding. Yaletown Venture Partners is the majority investor, with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) also participating in the financing.
Sparked Lets Non-Profits Tap Into Cloud Labor
Not only the for-profit sector has been taking advantage of crowdsourced labor. Increasingly, platforms are offering NGOs the ability to tap into large groups of volunteers to complete small back office tasks, enabling cash-strapped organizations to make their workload more manageable.
Social Media and Social Finance - A Crowdfunding Symposium in Atlanta
NowStreet is taking its private company marketplace (PCM) promotion show on the road to "Hot-lanta" next month. And because it's August, we're sure the city will live up to its nickname, and NowStreet's "Evolving Capital Markets and Crowdfunding Symposium" should be an equally hot event.
10 of the 11 Best Global Brands Use Creative Crowdsourcing
Earlier this year, Yannig Roth began to list all the creative crowdsourcing initiatives he could find, applied to Interbrand’s ranking of the 100 Best Global Brands. The result was this living post on his blog, which he's given us permission to re-post here.