Founded by a former Marine captain named Zachary Iscol, The Headstrong Project seeks to provide world-class mental health treatment to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The organization prides itself on offering treatment with zero cost and zero bureaucracy. Click to give today.
Understatement of the day, week, month and year?: According to Michael Leachman, the director of state fiscal research at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, local, state, and federal governments are still catching up post-recession. “It’s obviously disturbing that teachers are having to raise the money that they need to provide good education to kids,” Leachman said.
“Historically it was probably the perception that Kickstarter was part of a disruptive world, especially with regards to labels,” says Molly Neuman, head of Kickstarter music. This is a take on Kickstarter she is working to overturn with DRIP.FM and to find ways that the platform can collaborate with music companies rather than stand as an alternative to them.
As a creator, reaching new backers is key to growing your audience over time. Millions of backers all over the world enthusiastically look to Kickstarter for what’s next. The Follow feature is a way to connect with the Kickstarter community even after your initial project is complete.
For every 100 dumb-ass crowdfunding projects for personal gain, we get treated to something like the Mine Kafon, a useful, innovative and very purposeful tool for saving lives. Yay humans!
Debuting in beta on a handful of opt-in Kickstarters, CEO Yancey Strickler says he’s not sure if the Prototype Gallery will be a mandatory part of the Kickstarter template for hardware projects going forward. “We want to see how people start using it first before we decide if we require it from everyone,”
There was a time before the internet and the reach of social media, when there were just churches and community centers. The personal and the tragic were to be shouldered by your parish, your congregation, your groups for Bible study. These acts of kindness may still exist, but, their days might be waning.
Kickstarter has helped create 8,800 new companies or non-profits, generated $5.3 billion in economic impact, and helped with the employment of more than 300,000 part-time and full-time employees. And it was invented by Al Gore! True.
Other smart solutions have been wholly rejected by the gun community and the large majority of smart gun companies have gone out of business. ZORE, however, is actually receiving a positive reaction from the gun community, raising $500,000 in purchases of its gun lock during its two month crowdfunding campaign.
Wow. Over a million people have pledged over 100 million to publishing projects on Kickstarter in the last 7 years. That’s significant. And yet, it seems like 90% are children’s books? Kidding. Check out all the stats on the Kickstarter blog.