Crowdsourced Philanthropy

Seeking funding, social good enterprises turn to crowdlending techniques

Implications - Leveraging the social aspect of crowdfunding, social good enterprises are using the power of the crowd and online media to garner support for their cause. Seeking to not only raise funds but also spread the word about social initiatives and philanthropic endeavors, emerging enterprises are moving away from mainstream marketing approaches toward more niche, yet socially connected alternatives.
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Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns - The Ice Cream Expedition Hopes to Spread Conservation Education
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Warm 1,363 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 14
Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns
The Ice Cream Expedition Hopes to Spread Conservation Education
What do conservation education and ice cream trucks have in common? This Kickstarter project, apparently. The National Geographic Kids-backed Ice Cream Expedition seeks to teach young explorers... [More]
Homeless Laundry Trailers - Non-Profit Project WeHOPE is Crowdfunding Their Mobile Shower Facilities
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Warm 6,523 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 15
Homeless Laundry Trailers
Non-Profit Project WeHOPE is Crowdfunding Their Mobile Shower Facilities
In an effort to restore some dignity to the homeless population, Project WeHOPE offers mobile shower and laundry facilities. In any job interview, you want to look as professional as possible and... [More]
Accessible Shower Buses - Lava Mae Provides Showers For the Homeless Using Renovated Automobiles
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Mild 2,404 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 14
Accessible Shower Buses
Lava Mae Provides Showers For the Homeless Using Renovated Automobiles
A brightly hued San Francisco bus is offering showers for the homeless. Lava Mae is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to homeless people via a mobile location for them to shower.... [More]
Disability Cooking Magazines - Look, Cook and Eat Teaches Disabled People to Cook Their Own Meals
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Mild 1,536 Clicks Pub: Aug 25, 14
Disability Cooking Magazines
Look, Cook and Eat Teaches Disabled People to Cook Their Own Meals
This cooking magazine aims to promote an independent and productive lifestyle, specifically for those with mental disadvantages. Look, Cook and Eat is an interactive digital magazine that helps... [More]
Girl-Targeted Tech Programs - This 3D Printing Project Enables You to Invest in Girls' Education
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Mild 932 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 15
Girl-Targeted Tech Programs
This 3D Printing Project Enables You to Invest in Girls' Education
This 3D printing project aims to get more girls in Africa into subjects like science, technology, engineering and math. From non-profit organization Youth For Technology, 3D Africa is a charitable... [More]