A CROWDFUNDING campaign is to be launched to get a commemorative statue in Salisbury in honour of best-selling fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett.
“We have just over 2,300 supporters on our petition now, which is just amazing,” she said. “I’ve also been in contact with artist Paul Kidby, who has expressed an interest in being commissioned to create the artwork, but that would depend on us raising enough money for the statue’s creation. Hopefully we will be launching a crowdfunding campaign soon to start raising funds to continue forward.”
[full story here: http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/13839102.Crowdfunding_campaign_to_be_launched_to_get_commemorative_statue_to_Sir_Terry_Pratchett/]
Crowdfunding For Syrian Refugees
"This isn’t a typical Kickstarter project. There’s no all-or-nothing funding goal. The rewards are all about giving, not getting. And we’ll be donating 100% of our usual fee to support these aid efforts. Most days, this site is a home for people working together to create new things, but this campaign is about something else: working together to bring the most basic of necessities to people who need them dearly. Even a little support can give a family dry clothes, fresh water, or a place to sleep—those 'small' things that become everything as soon as you’ve lost them. We'd love your help," Kickstarter said.
The proceeds will go to the refugee agency of the United Nations on behalf of Syrian refugees—3 million of which are in camps in the neighboring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Europe is also seeing a huge influx of Syrian refugees, too.
[full story here:http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/kickstarter-just-launched-its-most-useful-crowdfunding-project-so-far/
Crowdfunding For Shrimp Farm
[full story here: http://www.undercurrentnews.com/2015/10/08/ais-aqua-crowdsourcing-shrimp-project/