All of the books ever written, the genetic blueprint for human life and more that defines us as a species could soon be riding laser beams toward faraway exoplanets. A new project called “Voices of Humanity” aims to send all of this stuff and more out into the “cosmic cloud,” just in case something terrible happens to us here on Earth.
Can’t afford an original copy of NASA’s Apollo 11 Flight Plan dossier? Not a problem anymore. Despite having 27 days left on the clock, the Apollo 11 Flight Plan Kickstarter has already blown past its original crowdfunding target — meaning that it will definitely ship later this year.
Fund The Fam is a campaign to refurbish an SF Muni bus to transport local youth to workshops around the Bay Area for personal development and educational growth. NFL stars Josh Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, and Marcus Peters have dedicated themselves to giving back to the Bay Area community that gave them so much and they need your help!
NerdWallet obtained data from four crowdfunding sites — GiveForward, GoFundMe, Plumfund and YouCaring, which are all less than 10 years old — and found fundraising for funeral expenses is one of the most common charitable causes online. One site, GiveForward, reports that fundraising campaigns after a death have increased at twice the rate of other crowdfunded causes.
There’s no shortage of creative ideas looking to make millions through crowdfunding. Among all these concepts, however, a sexier side exists. Perverted crowdfunding projects have become all the rage these days.
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Like most tax codes, there is room for interpretation but the IRS has concluded that, generally, money received without an offsetting liability (such as a repayment obligation) that is neither a capital contribution to an entity in exchange for a capital interest in the entity nor a gift is includible in income.
When the Phazon Ear Buds Indiegogo campaign launched in November of 2015, they hoped to raise $80,000, but the campaign went crazy and raised that amount in 12 hours. But doing pre-orders on a crowdfunding site is one thing. Manufacturing a complicated product is another.
Nearly 40,000 people donated almost NZ$2.3m (£1.3m, $1.7m) to buy the Awaroa beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, on the South Island. Campaigners snubbed a businessman who offered them money in exchange for private access to part of the beach. The seven-hectare site will now be run by a national park.
With 20 days still to go, thousands of people and over half a million dollars have already pledged to Bagel, the digital tape measure. We’re not convinced how useful they really are. How about a device that scans every surface of a room or target and display the results as a 3D model? That, we could get into.
This Kickstarter project appears to have failed due to last-minute intervention by Nintendo. The project — NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium — was a book by Bitmap Books that contained images and art from classic Nintendo titles on the Nintendo Entertainment System — just one day away from reaching their goal.
For people who don’t spend much time writing, telling an engaging story can be intimidating at first. That’s why the fine folks at youcaring.com are here to help empower you to tell the most authentic and inspiring story, with the goal of transforming passive readers into active donors and sharers.