In a matter of weeks, a father of three from Colorado Springs managed to raise over $125,000 with crowdfunding to pay for an aggressive, last resort cancer treatment.
Pinterest is a social network that hasn't realized its full potential, and that's because most people who use it haven't recognized the power it possesses. A virtual pinboard, Pinterest allows you discover interesting things on the Internet and pin them to particular boards you've created. For instance, I have a board called "Film Noir Favs & Classic Kingpins," which is tacked with posters of classic movies I've watched. But aside from pinning images you find on Google, more and more people are pinning up their own work as a showcase of their talent and ideas.
The next step will be to use Pinterest with your online fundraising endeavors. That said, here are four ways you can get started using your Pinterest account in conjunction with crowdfunding your next big project.
eYeka put together a pretty sweet looking timeline that shows how some of the hottest Fortune 500 companies have used crowdsourcing over the past five years.
On July 19th, the hottest conference on the future of crowdsourcing took place in LA - Crowdopolis. This is the story of what went right & what went wrong.
This was the first major conference produced by Daily Crowdsource so we anticipated a few bumps. Waiting until we could roll out a polished off agenda would've taken 12 months of studying other conferences while planning, polishing, test-running, & polishing Crowdopolis off some more. That's not a very flawesome approach to innovation - one we closely follow & highly encourage. Since our audience has been asking for us to do this for a while, we set out to bring it to you.
Two of my close friends, Gil Weiss and Ben Horne, were identified as missing last month while climbing a new route in the Cordillera Blanca region in Peru.
Once friends sounded the alarms that Gil and Ben were overdue we all sprung into action. One friend was charged with calling the parents, one was charged with calling the embassy, another the airline, etc… My role was to deploy satellites to try to get a visual on where the guys were climbing (That's right, luckily I have access to a platform that uses satellites).
Raising money through crowdfunding got a little easier today because now your friends, family, and Internet compadres can send you money using their phone - as long as your project's on GoFundMe.
Crowdopolis is back by popular demand, and this time we're going to the East Coast. The 2nd installment will take place February 27 & 28, 2013 in New York City. This 2-day conference is geared towards Fortune 500 employees who want to learn how crowdsourcing can solve their common business problems. Today also marks the start of the interest list for anyone considering attending. Hosting Crowdopolis: Big Apple in New York finally gives a chance for the East Coast to see why Crowdopolis is considered one of the hottest new conferences.
In early 2012 I started researching all the biggest providers of crowdfunding services, and hadn’t even heard of some of the companies I researched. Life seemed to evolve around the single biggest player, Kickstarter, with others far behind. What I realized during my research, was the small players are going to stay small, while the major players are going to grow exponentially as crowdfunding matures. With crowdfunding holding such strong roots to “crowds,” it’s an obvious assumption.
We here at Daily Crowdsource consider ourselves blessed to have the ear of the crowdsourcing & tech world, and we're glad that our posts can help many of you out there crowdsource and crowdfund better every day. And, we, like no other, understand that as an organizatin becoming great at what we do can only be made more amazing by listening to our crowd.
If you're an early adopter in need of a new career, LinkedIn is hiring a Program Manager of Crowdsourcing. The fairly straightforward job description paints a picture of how LinkedIn intends to inject crowdsourcing: In a big way. This gives further validation to the crowdsourcing model, in the sense that it's a valuable work process that can be used across all industries & any size business - Valuable enough for a well-known & growing corporation to create an entire position for it.