Crowdfunding campaign aims to build First Nation housing
"One of the women behind the grassroots movement Idle No More, which calls for indigenous sovereignty, is working to help build better homes on First Nations communities – one property at a time.
Fed up with the lack of action from the government, Sylvia McAdam decided to take matters into her own hands. She's launched the crowdfunding campaign One House, Many Nations, which aims to “build a new or renovate an existing shelter for Indigenous peoples. ..."
[read complete story here: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/idle-no-more-crowdfunding-campaign-aims-to-build-first-nation-housing-185849386.html]
New Scottsdale crowdfunding marketing agency launches its first campaign today
The Scottsdale marketing firm, which focuses exclusively on helping companies launch crowdfunding campaigns, was launched by Taylor Alexander and Alex Rees, who used to work for Chandler-based Local Motors.
The agency takes nothing up front and only gets paid if the campaign is successful, charging 10 percent of what the campaign makes and taking between 3 to 5 percent equity in the company, Alexander said.
[read complete story here: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/techflash/2015/10/new-scottsdale-crowdfunding-marketing-agency.html]
Teacher and hairdresser set up crowdfunding site for homeless
TWO friends from Bolton [UK] have set up a crowdfunding campaign to help homeless people in the town.
Student teacher Selina Budgen and trainee hairdresser Kim Prescott, both 32, were inspired after an eye-opening evening at a Lancashire resort.
Mrs Budgen said: "Kim and I were on a night out in Blackpool for the opening of the Blackpool Illuminations and there were so many homeless people.
"We ended buying them doughnuts and hot food and chatting to them.
"I normally do things for Children In Need and Race For Life but the Blackpool thing really touched me — it was just so cold that night and seeing the people out there was horrible. ..."
[read complete story here: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/13873855.Teacher_and_hairdresser_set_up_crowdfunding_site_____after_buying_doughnuts_for_homeless_people_on_trip_to_Blackpool_Illuminations/]