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How Non-Profits Can Use Facebook: Grooming Tips from ‘Movember’

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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.

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‘Posthuman’ Director on Fundraising Without A Crowdfunding Platform

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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.

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Over 40 Percent Of All Kickstarter Projects Fail

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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.

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