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Could crowdfunding work for innovative social ventures?

The forecast of a £1 billion impact investment market by 2016 is indicative of the growing realisation that more fit-for-purpose funding is needed if social ventures are to be given the best chance of tackling the major problems society faces. From social accelerators to impact funds, much progress has been...

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What is crowdfunding and how does it work?

Until recently, financing a business involved asking a few people for big sums of money. Crowdfunding is turning this idea on its head, using the internet to help entrepreneurs talk to thousands – if not millions – of potential funders that each contribute a small...

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Crowdfunding and movement-building

Eugenie Teasley, founder of Spark+Mettle, shares her tips on crowdfunding for first timers, and reflects on the benefits (but the struggle) of building a community of people around a cause. Crowdfunding is the easy option, right? No, but it is an exciting one. Any sort of fundraising...

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