Tag: non-profit

5 IndieGoGo Community Campaigns: Mobile Farms in Shipping Containers & Modular Art Structures

The word 'Community' has become an overused word, alongside 'Peace', 'Social Media' and 'Justin Bieber'.  Here are 5 IndieGoGo campaigns currently fundraising to build community, not just talk the talk: Secure Food for the Displaced, Hungry and Homeless Location: Melbourne, Australia Shipping containers have been an increasingly viable structure to support community efforts in developing … read more

6Qs with Sandhya from the Ethiopian Wine Project

Sandhya Deshetty, Founder of SPARC Development, required the start up capital to begin Phase 1 of her non-profits first project: establishing a wine industry in poverty stricken, Ethiopia. Recognizing the potential of the country’s resources to integrate itself in the world’s market, she would need to travel to Addis Abba to conduct feasibility studies, interview … read more

6Qs with Colleen from 50 for 50

Q1.  Tell us about your campaign, your inspiration and why it's important to you.For my 50th birthday, I wanted to do something HUGE that was more about giving back than getting (when you're 50, you've done al the uusal big-digit celebrating).  I decided that what would make me feel best waking up on September 14, … read more

Campaign Profiles: Bookstores, Librarians and the Printed Matter

Bookstores continue to close across America driving an increase in online petitions to save local bookstores such as St. Marks Bookstore in New York.  The latest federal statistics shows there are only approximately 10,600 bookstores left in the country with more than 1,000 closing from 2000 to 2007. Large-scale e-commerce retailers such as Amazon, Borders … read more

IndieGoGo Team: Campaign Round Up!

  Danae/Founder & COODESIGN – Lovecraftian Letters Talk about niche.  Magnetic fridge word series product using the poetry of Howard Phillip Lovecraft – the radical 20th century master of weird fiction, who died in 1937. Eric/Founder & CTOSMALL BUSINESS – La Casa Azul BookstoreThis was sent to me by my mom who's a librarian.  A business woman … read more