Category Archives: Current Events in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit work isn’t just for bleeding hearts anymore. It has evolved into its own competitive industry—thanks, in large part, to online crowdfunding.  The research firm Massolution found that crowdfunding raised $34 billion in 2015 (a 167% jump from the year … Continue reading

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Welcome to the newest addition to our team Emmanuel Onuoha!

The Launcht board would like to announce a very exciting addition to the Launcht staff, Emmanuel Onuoha who will be joining Launcht as our new General Manager. Emmanuel has worked with Launcht for a number of years as a contractor … Continue reading

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Oberlin College Launches their Crowdfunding Site

We here at Launcht could not be more pleased to have Oberlin College as a new Launcht Client. Have a look at their new platform that is using our new Skyline layout!

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Launcht Client Vassar College Featured in Fundraising Success Magazine

Congratulations to Vassar College. Their success in educational crowdfunding continues to make waves in the fundraising space with this recent Fundraising Success Magazine article titled Big Data, Crowdfunding and the Fundraising Technology Craze

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Weekly News Round-Up: Another Big-Name University Takes to Crowdfunding

As the summer starts to heat up, so does the crowdfunding news. While you were enjoying the Fourth of July weekend, we were monitoring the headlines and scouring the blogosphere for the latest crowdfunding developments. Here are a few highlights: … Continue reading

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A Look at the International Crowdfunding Market

The vast majority of the news stories that we cover on the blog are centered in the United States, and rightly so: the North American continent accounted for $3.7 billion of the $5.1 billion global crowdfunding market in 2013, according … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up: More Problems with PayPal and an Update on Civic Crowdfunding

The upcoming July Fourth holiday means that it’s a well-deserved short week here at Launcht, but that doesn’t mean we’re taking our eyes off of the crowdfunding newswires. Here are a pair of storylines that have been getting press over … Continue reading

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Youtube’s Creator Features and the Future of Platform-Free Crowdfunding

Less than a month ago, I reported on a few recent crowdfunding developments which suggest that the industry is headed in the direction of favoring platform-free services over the traditional platform-based models that consumers are so familiar with. Now add … Continue reading

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The Rise (and Fall) of Niche Crowdfunding

It all sounds pretty good in theory: local, self-hosted platforms that serve one specific niche in the overall crowdfunding market. These platforms could consolidate all of the crowdfunding traffic in their chosen community or demographic — be it cat lovers, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding in the Developing World

Back in October, the World Bank issued a formal report on the potential impact of crowdfunding in the developing world. That report presented an optimistic vision of effective, democratic funding which could help remedy some of the greatest hurdles that … Continue reading

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