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How Social Media Changed Fundraising

Social media changed fundraising for better and for worse. Understanding social media limitations is the only way to raise more money. I started getting involved fundraising for social causes in 2005 including managing my own 501(c)3 that created after-school programs in Latin America. There were just 12 million Facebook users at the time, most in the large coastal centers. MySpace had been … [Read more...]

Two Alternative Investment Strategies for When Stocks are Too Expensive

These two alternative investment strategies can help you earn high returns without having to follow the herd into expensive stocks The stock market is ridiculously expensive. I’ve been an equity analyst for more than a decade and am always frustrated by these late-stage innings in bull markets. Despite warning signs and stock valuations near record highs, investors keep piling money into the … [Read more...]

3 Must-Ask Questions for a Crowdfunding Consultant

The boom in crowdfunding has produced an army of crowdfunding consultants, but are they really worth your time? Crowdfunding campaigns reach out to me on a regular basis about posting a review of their campaign on the blog. I’m almost always happy to accept some kind of guest post and offer my own thoughts on their campaign. It’s just what I do. But not everyone will be so quick to offer … [Read more...]

How to Write an Irresistible Crowdfunding Press Release

Writing a crowdfunding press release that gets media attention could mean a viral campaign and huge fundraising success. Follow these steps to write an irresistible crowdfunding press release. Used correctly, crowdfunding press releases can be a powerful part of your promotion strategy. If you’re able to craft a compelling story, the crowdfunding press release offers one of the best chances for … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding to Overcome a Personal Financial Crisis

Follow these steps to learn how crowdfunding can help you overcome a personal financial crisis Crowdfunding proves to be an influential force and it continues to expand into different industries. It captivates the interest of individuals and organizations alike. But what’s the appeal? The crowdfunding model empowers anyone to rally support for a cause or project that they believe in. From … [Read more...]