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Fundly
FUNDLY is a crowdfunding site for online fundraising of all sizes. Fundly makes it easy for non-profits, charities, politics, clubs, schools, teams, churches, and many other causes to quickly raise money online from friends, family, colleagues, donors, and other supporters via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and social media networks. It is also an app for social networks like Facebook
Facebook
and LinkedIn
LinkedIn
. It uses WePay to process donations. Donors are charged when they make a donation. It is “the world’s largest and most widely-adopted social fundraising platform.” They have raised more than $305 million and enabled more than 42,000 campaigns led by individuals, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations of all sizes, as of June 2013. Its CEO is Dennis Hu
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Hurricane Sandy
GENERAL * Meteorological history IMPACT * Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles
* United States
United States
* Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
* New Jersey * New York * New England * Canada
Canada
OTHER WIKIS * Commons: Sandy images * Wikinews: Sandy storiesHURRICANE SANDY (unofficially referred to as "Superstorm Sandy") was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season , and the third-costliest hurricane in United States history. Classified as the eighteenth named storm , tenth hurricane and second major hurricane of the year, Sandy was a Category 3 storm at its peak intensity when it made landfall in Cuba
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Meg Whitman
MARGARET CUSHING "MEG" WHITMAN (born August 4, 1956) is an American business executive and political activist and donor. Whitman currently serves President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise , a role she announced on November 20, 2017, that she will resign effective February 1, 2018. A native of Cold Spring Harbor , a hamlet of Huntington, New York
Huntington, New York
, Whitman is a graduate of Princeton University
Princeton University
and Harvard Business School . Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
, where she was Vice President of Strategic Planning throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks
DreamWorks
, Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
, and Hasbro
Hasbro
. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay , from 1998 to 2008
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Intro Crowd
A CROWD is a large group of people that are gathered or considered together. The term "the crowd" may sometimes refer to the lower orders of people in general (the mob ). A crowd may be definable through a common purpose or set of emotions, such as at a political rally , a sports event , or during looting (this is known as a psychological crowd), or may simply be made up of many people going about their business in a busy area. CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 Social aspects * 3 Psychological aspects * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links TERMINOLOGYThe term crowd is sometimes defined in contrast to other group nouns for collections of humans or animals, such as aggregation, audience, group, mass, mob, populous, public, rabble and throng
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Crowdfunding
CROWDFUNDING is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance . In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way. Although the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods, it is now often performed via Internet
Internet
-mediated registries. This modern crowdfunding model is generally based on three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded, individuals or groups who support the idea, and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea
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San Francisco Bay Area
The SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (referred to locally as the BAY AREA) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California . The region encompasses the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Jose , San Francisco , and Oakland , along with smaller urban and rural areas. The Bay Area's nine counties are Alameda , Contra Costa , Marin , Napa , San Francisco , San Mateo , Santa Clara , Solano , and Sonoma . Home to approximately 7.68 million people, the nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks , connected by a network of roads, highways, railroads, bridges, tunnels, and commuter rail
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Causes (company)
CAUSES.COM is an online campaigning platform. Causes platform enables people who support a common social cause and to take action together. Causes is primarily used for grassroots campaigns, and to organize awareness campaigns. In June 2014 it was announced that conservative Brigade Media acquired a controlling stake of the company behind causes.com, Philotic, Inc. CONTENTS * 1 Mission * 2 History * 2.1 Facebook
Facebook
application * 2.2 Causes.com * 2.3 Acquisition of Votizen * 2.4 The Supporter Network * 3 References * 4 External links MISSIONCauses' stated mission is "to empower people to create change in the world through online organizing . Causes connects people who share a common vision and build the tools they need to make an impact
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Slogan
A SLOGAN is a memorable motto or phrase used in a clan , political , commercial , religious , and other context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose, with the goal of persuading members of the public or a more defined target group. The _Oxford Dictionary of English _ defines a slogan as "a short and striking or memorable phrase used in advertising." (Stevenson, 2010) A slogan usually has the attributes of being memorable, very concise and appealing to the audience. (Lim they were used primarily as passwords to ensure proper recognition of individuals at night or in the confusion of battle. LIKABILITYCrimmins' (2000, as cited in Dass, Kumar, Kohli, & Thomas, 2014) research suggests that brands are an extremely valuable corporate asset, and can make up a lot of a business's total value
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AngelList
ANGELLIST is a U.S. website for startups , angel investors , and job-seekers looking to work at startups. Created in 2010, the platform has a mission to democratize the investment process. It started as an online introduction board for tech startups that needed seed funding . Since 2015, the site allows startups to raise money from angel investors free of charge. AngelList
AngelList
syndicates allow investors to invite other accredited investors to share in the deals. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 News * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORYIt was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant
and Babak Nivi. Nivi was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. He has worked on multiple startups including Songbird, Grockit, and Kovio
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LinkedIn
LINKEDIN (/ˌliŋkt.ˈɪn/ ) is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking , including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs . As of 2015, most of the company's revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. As of September 2016, LinkedIn
LinkedIn
had more than 467 million accounts, out of which more than 106 million are active . As of April 2017, LinkedIn
LinkedIn
had 500 million members in 200 countries. LinkedIn
LinkedIn
allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships
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WePay
WEPAY is an online payment service provider based in the United States that provides an integrated and customizable payment solution through its APIs to platform businesses such as crowdfunding sites, marketplaces and small business software companies. It offers partners fraud and risk protection. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Services * 3 Growth * 4 Partnerships * 5 Movements * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY WePay was founded by Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts , and is now headquartered in Redwood City, California
Redwood City, California
. The original inspiration for WePay occurred to Aberman when he had difficulty raising money for his brother's bachelor party . Aberman had to collect $4,200 from 14 friends spread across the United States to pay for bottle service at a club, rent at a Florida beach house, and food
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Facebook
FACEBOOK is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California . The Facebook
Facebook
website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg , along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin , Andrew McCollum , Dustin Moskovitz , and Chris Hughes . The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area , the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University
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Eureeca
EUREECA is an equity crowdfunding platform with offices in Dubai, London, Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur that allows early-stage businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise capital from a group of investors in exchange for equity. Launched in Dubai in 2013 by Chris Thomas and Sam Quawasmi, Eureeca serves as an alternative financing option to more traditional financing sources such as banks and venture capital firms. 17 early-stage businesses and SMEs have successfully raised through the platform. In March 2015, Eureeca received regulatory approval from the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Conduct Authority
(FCA) , which allowed it to begin actively listing British early-stage businesses and SMEs on its platform
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Experiment (website)
EXPERIMENT, formerly called MICRORYZA, is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. Researchers can post their research projects to solicit pledges. Experiment works on the all-or-nothing funding model. The backers are only charged if the research projects reach their funding target during a set time frame. In February 2014, the site changed its name from Microryza to Experiment.com. It was founded in 2012 by Denny Luan and Cindy Wu, former University of Washington researchers. The former name Microryza is inspired by Mycorrhizae
Mycorrhizae
and symbiotic fungi that lives in the roots of plants. Unlike the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter
Kickstarter
, backers of Experiment projects do not get tangible rewards for backing. Researchers share the scientific process directly with the backers and become a part of the project
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Fig (company)
FIG is a crowdfunding platform for video games launched in August 2015. Unlike traditional crowdfunding approaches like Kickstarter
Kickstarter
, where individuals can back a project to receive rewards, Fig uses a mixed model that include individual backing and the opportunity for uncredited investors to invest as to obtain a shares of future revenues for successful projects. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Approach * 3 Games funded * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFig was founded in August 2015 by Justin Bailey (formerly, COO of Double Fine Productions ), Bob Ippolito, and Freeman White
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Fundable
FUNDABLE is a fee-based crowdfunding platform that offers both rewards-based and equity-based campaigns for small businesses. Fundable has funded businesses from various industries including health & beauty, fitness, technology, and food -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;"> * ^ One of five first Fundable campaigns meets crowdfunding goal; later startups surged - Columbus - Business First * ^ Wil Schroter CrunchBase Profile * ^ Eric Corl « Pledges * ^ Fundable Introduces
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