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Register Now: Crowdfunding4Culture Conference
20 Jun 2017 -
09:00 to 17:00
Posted: 4 Apr 2017 - 09:51

Registrations are now open for the Crowdfunding4Culture Conference. Around 200 creatives, cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, backers and policy makers will come together to discuss the use of crowdfunding by the cultural and creative sectors in Europe. The conference will take place in Brussels on June 20th. 

European Crowdfunding Network; Survey; EU research; Idea Consult; crowdfunding4culture
18 Jun 2017 - 07:00
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 - 07:08
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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a survey dedicated to addressing the challenges of cross border transactions in the investment space. More specifically, the ECN is seeking input on cross border crowdfunding and online lending, including peer to peer / marketplace lending.

A museum of happiness? World’s first will open in London after crowdfunding success; Idea Consult; Crowdfunding4Culture;
9 Jun 2017 - 06:45
Author: Positive News
Posted: 11 Jun 2017 - 06:58
Blog post

The world’s first museum for happiness will open in London after a successful crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding Research week in Utrecht
7 Jun 2017 - 09:00 to 9 Jun 2017 - 17:00
Author: University of Utrecht
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 - 12:47

The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) is happy to invite crowdfunding enthusiasts to the first Research Week, to be held from June 7-9 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It aims at bringing together researchers from all over Europe and actors of the crowdfunding industry to connect and develop research projects around crowdfunding.

il giornale, crowdfunding, news, reporting, idea consult, crowdfunding4culture, press,
6 Jun 2017 - 19:30
Author: Nieman Lab
Posted: 6 Jun 2017 - 19:31
Blog post

As newsroom budgets have gotten tighter, reporting in war zones has often been one of the first things to go.

Crowdfunding "Voldemort: Origins of the Heir", the brand new film from the Harry Potter world; film, adventure, warner bros, J.K. Rowling
5 Jun 2017 - 06:30
Author: Capital FM
Posted: 5 Jun 2017 - 06:42
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Yes you read that right. There is going to be a brand new film from the Harry Potter world and it's called Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. 

Lessons from a man embarking on his fourth crowdfunding pitch; crowdfunding; culture; numerous campaigns
3 Jun 2017 - 07:45
Author: Real Business
Posted: 3 Jun 2017 - 07:49
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Putting together an appealing crowdfunding pitch, one which catches the attention of backers or investors and gets them to part with cash, is a fine art. Whether you’re after £10,000 or £1m, there has never been more competition from high street investors. Honest engagement with your audience is critical – reply promptly to questions. And, nowadays, the video is critical. That bar is always rising. But most important, you must prepare pre-launch.

Facebook launches personal fundraising tool; crowdfunding; culture; trends;
3 Jun 2017 - 07:45
Author: CNN
Posted: 3 Jun 2017 - 07:44
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Facebook announced Thursday it will expand its charitable giving tools to include personal fundraisers. The campaigns will allow people 18 and older to raise money for themselves, a friend -- or someone or something not on Facebook, like a pet.

25 May 2017 - 19:15
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 25 May 2017 - 19:21
Blog post
How crowdfunding could make public finance more democratic; crowdfunding4culture; civic crowdfunding; matchfunding; community building; local communities; public budgets
22 May 2017 - 09:00
Author: Institute of Economic Affairs
Posted: 22 May 2017 - 09:10
Blog post

Crowdfunding is not a long-term solution for financing in the public sector. For that, we need smart tax reform. We need to give local government greater control. We need to bring decisions about tax and how to spend it closer to local communities. Given that this great decentralisation of state spending could take years to achieve, what can local communities do now?