NANA: A café for nanas, run by nanas, seeks crowd-funding

NANA: A café for nanas, run by nanas, seeks crowd-funding

The crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter has been used to fund everything from a giant flammable brain at Burning Man festival to life-changing orthopaedic limbs for stroke victims. Now a social enterprise in east London is using the site to raise £15,000 to open a “NANA” café run by “lovely” older  ladies, for other older ladies. The NANA Comfort Food and Craft Café in Clapton, east London, will be housed in a derelict Victorian...

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Getting the most out of crowdfunding

Getting the most out of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a fairly new and very exciting way to raise money for your project or organisation. It is, in the words of our co-founder Michael Norton, “not just giving, it’s co-venturing”. In other words, this is a new way to connect with backers and donors, a two-way process that allows them to feel invested in your project and for you to forge strong links with your community. If you have a start-up business or a new project within a...

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