Tsū is a new social network that focuses on compensating creators and helping charities fundraise, all within its payment platform.
While Black Friday numbers were down, the third annual #GivingTuesday raised $46 million and hit around 800 tweets per minute on Tuesday.
Ello has created a Threadless store, which refreshes every two weeks with a design by an Ello user.
Reddit will give 10 percent of its latest investment round back to the community. The site hopes to do this by creating its own crypto-currency.
Every November, men all over the world let their facial hair down to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. Participants, or “Mo Bros,” grow mustaches to get people to sponsor them. With the help of their “Mo Sistas,” the “Mo Bros” spread the word on Facebook through photos and videos of their mustaches, and status updates about their fundraising efforts. Today, Facebook announced that the “Movember” campaign raised $17.6 million on the social platform out of a total $141.5 million for the cause in 2012.
The creators of “Posthuman,” a feature length indie teenage superhero film that is currently in production, have turned to the Internet to raise money to make the project happen. “Posthuman is a pretty cool project”—DC comics writer Sterling Gates wrote the screenplay, Marvel comics artist Javier Saltares is drawing a prequel comic book. But instead of going the popular route of using a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they’re doing it on their own. I had the opportunity to speak with director Kyle Roberts to find out how they’re making it happen.
We’ve all seen tons of successful Kickstarter projects raise thousands upon thousands of dollars, but what about the Kickstarter projects that don’t make their funding goals? Apparently failed Kickstarter projects are far more prevalent than you may think! A new infographic from AppsBlogger reveals that a whopping 41.3% of Kickstarter projects don’t make the cut.
It just became a whole lot easier for YouTube creators to raise funds for Kickstarter and Indigogo projects via YouTube. Yesterday YouTube announced that creators can now link directly to fundraising pages on Kickstarter or Indigogo through YouTube Annotations.
A new infographic from MDG Advertising takes a look at how social media played into fundraising in the 2008 elections and what we can expect on the political fundraising front in 2012.
When well-known Dutch Filmmaker Eddy Terstall wanted to raise money for a new short film called DEAL he decided to turn to his fans online. To entice people to donate, Terstall created mini movies based on tweets from people that donated money. He called it Eddy’s TwitFlicks.