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Could Wind Turbines That Look Like Flowers Play A Part In Your Energy Future? - Daniel Farb - #695
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September 18, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Wind turbines are getting bigger and more efficient, now representing the cheapest form of energy on earth! In one corner of the industry, however, Dr. Daniel Farb has been working on little decorative turbines that can be installed on your roof.

These little guys aren’t as efficient as the big ones, but you can’t put a big one on your roof! His “flowers” can. And in some situations, he says, they may be as cost efficient--or more so--than rooftop solar.

To bring these to market, Farb has launched a crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine and has already raised over $130,000. He’s hoping now to raise over $1 million.

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These Two Have Been Working On Their Nonprofit For A Third Of Their Lives (4 Years) - #694
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September 17, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Abby Levin and Lexi Thomas have devoted themselves to their nonprofit, Flowers for Powers, delivering flowers to people who need a lift. Inspired by the loss of both her grandmothers ten years ago, Abby and Lexi decided to spread joy.

Jumping on a trampoline in the backyard, they spotted flowers, crystallizing an idea. With donated flowers and low-cost vases, they deliver sunshine, most often to seniors, people in hospice care and others with grave diseases.

Their flowers bring joy but not because the flowers are so beautiful, it’s because they remind the recipient of the beautiful smiles of two remarkable girls who delivered them.

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Q&A With Indiegogo's Slava Rubin About Helping Entrepreneurs Raise $1.5B - #693
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September 13, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Crowdfunding is no longer a novelty. It is part of the fabric of the global economy. Within that fabric, one of the brightly colored threads is Indiegogo, having helped entrepreneurs to raise over $1.5 billion.

As I’ve followed the company and its work over the years, I’ve had some favorite social impact projects. One stands out: Solar Roadways. Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sandpoint, Idaho—as small and remote a town as you might imagine—came up with the idea to make solar panels rugged enough to drive on, while incorporating a variety of features like snow melting and LED lighting that would allow an operator to change traffic patterns. The idea was too novel (read, crazy) for any traditional investor, the sort of person the Brusaws had likely never met, anyway. So, in 2014, they launched a campaign on Indiegogo and raised $2,284,774. Today, the solar panels are in production.

Indiegogo has created a platform for entrepreneurs of all stripes—including social entrepreneurs like the Brusaws—to fund projects that would likely have been funded in no other way. Not everyone who tries to raise money is successful. Not everyone who raises money is successful at accomplishing what they set out to do. Still, the entrepreneurial ecosystem has been forever changed by Indiegogo and crowdfunding.

Scott McIntyre, president of the Crowdfunding Profe

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What He Did When He Recognized He'd Never Given Back To His Alma Mater Surprised Him - #692
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September 11, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Kestrel Linder, now 34, and his friends got chatting about how successful they were as they reached their 30s and yet were still not giving back to their alma maters. “That seemed odd to us,” he said.

“We had high paying jobs few of us had debt and if we did have debt paying off the debt was not a particularly big challenge for us and we all loved school or schools that we went to,” he continued. So, he did some research and found that over the past 20 years, a declining percentage of people in virtually every demographic have been giving to educational institutions.

“That struck us as a pretty big problem,” he said, as he described his motivation for creating GiveCampus, a “digital fundraising” platform as he calls it; the users interviewed for this article all describe it as a crowdfunding platform. Semantics aside, he and his team wanted to increase giving to education.

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This Crowdfunding Platform Serves 1.3B People - ImpactGuru.com - #691
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September 10, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Piyush Jain and his wife Khushboo Jain always wanted to be entrepreneurs. Four years ago, they saw the need they could fill, helping to organize crowdfunding campaigns for social needs in their country of India.

Preliminary Interview with Khushboo Jain, the Co-Founder and COO of Impact Guru Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

What is the purpose of your crowdfunding site?

● The ability to impact 100,000 lives, mobilize the business to over 1.3 billion Rupees across 15 countries and train over 1,000 nonprofits to crowdfund is our greatest accomplishment.
● ImpactGuru.com is on a mission to make healthcare accessible to all and save more lives. We aim to raise crowdfunding awareness among hospitals, doctors, medical practitioners and build partnerships with healthcare startups. This community can thereby empower thousands of patients with the funds they need.
● A dedicated crowdfunding helpdesk service next to the billing department at hospitals will help us increase the level of awareness of medical crowdfunding solutions as they refer their patients to us - particularly cancer, transplant, and pediatric cases.
● Say in a decade from now, we hope for crowdfunding to become mainstream and be easily accessed by anyone in India. We hope we can continue to help individuals raise medical treatment costs and aid NGOs with project-based financial support to eradicate poverty, educate our children, empower girls and women and support other causes.

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Cherysh America Foundation Deploys Solar-Powered Microgrids To Improve Global Health - #690
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August 30, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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When Carolynn Cameron was prevented from adopting a child in Uganda by a change in the law, she quickly shifted her focus and found another way to serve the people there.

Cameron, a volunteer leader at Cherysh America Foundation, recently raised $50,000 to deploy an advanced, solar-powered microgrid at an orphanage there. The system is designed to be safe and sustainable for many years.

She raised the money on CaringCrowd, a global health crowdfunding site sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Every project is screened by a panel of experts to confirm that each will have an impact on global health. The site is made available as a public service; J&J derives no revenue from projects funded on the site.

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This Young Haitian Journalist Is Out To Change The World - Daniella Jacques - #689
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August 29, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Daniella Jacques has recognized from her earliest memories that women face challenges in the world that men don’t face, don’t understand and seem not to care about. Women are often not even in the room when men do talk about their issues.

She says it is time that women were part of the discussion. She launched Women’s Dophen News to be a platform for news relevant to women, not only in Haiti but around the world. She is already publishing in four languages, Haitian Creole, French, Spanish and English.

My take: Daniella Jacques will change the world and her name will become very familiar.

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These Beautiful Structures Are Providing Life-Changing Drinking Water - Arturo Vittori - #688
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August 28, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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CaringCrowd, proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, is a sponsor of the Your Mark on the World Center and GoodCrowd.info.

Italian architect Arturo Vittori is creating beautiful structures that collect the humidity from the air to provide clean drinking water to communities that lack it. His organization, Warka Water, is working in developing countries around the world to change lives and improve global health.

Warka Water has successfully raised money via crowdfunding on CaringCrowd, a global health-oriented crowdfunding site proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

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This Genius Solution To PayDay Lending Deserves Your Attention - Ennie Lim -#687
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August 27, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Many people living paycheck to paycheck fall into a financial tailspin for lack of $500 or $1,000. A desperately needed but unanticipated car repair is enough to start a family on a collision course with financial ruin.

PayDay loans are so expensive that customers often end up simply revolving the balance for months, paying weekly or bi-weekly fees to renew the loan and over the course of a year end up paying multiples of the original loan principal--sometimes without ever paying off the loan.

Ennie Lim at HoneyBee developed an alternative. Let people borrow against their accrued paid time off--PTO. This virtually eliminates the risk for the lender and allows the loan to be made for a single 5 percent origination fee.

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How The 2016 Election Changed This Humanitarian Organization - Sera Bonds - #686
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August 23, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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“The humanitarian flag that we had been waving was a privilege that we could no longer afford,” Sera Bonds, 44, says as her board and staff at Circle of Health International decided to increase their activism for women’s rights following the 2016 election.

Activism is in her blood. As a teenager in 1992, with her parents, she attended a National Organization for Women march in Washington, DC. “There was one issue in our family that was abortion and both my parents were very pro-choice,” she explains.

But when she launched the nonprofit, one of her early lessons was that she would have to choose between leading a humanitarian organization or human rights organization.

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