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 made in the attempt to create a more diverse and effective funder base. However, challenges still remain. One significant issue is...

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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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