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Crowdfunding the Crowdfunders

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Jonathan May, CEO, shares Hubbub’s reasons for crowdfunding In case you haven’t realised, Hubbub is crowdfunding. Today sees the launch of our 3 week campaign to crowdfund our own investment. Hubbub builds fundraising communities. We connect projects to people and empower organisations to develop and strengthen the relationships they have within their communities and supporters. Our core product is a crowdfunding platform that can be branded and operated by schools, colleges, universities and non-profits – bringing the engagement and interactivity of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo to sectors where fundraising and communities really matter. And now it is our turn. We’ve built a great product and an even better…

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Crowdsourcing to fund studies

Crowdsourcing to fund studies

Credit Chris Parr, TimeHE, 7 August 2014 The story of a University of Oxford graduate who has crowdfunded her way to a master’s at the institution’s Wadham College has certainly divided opinion in the past few weeks. Emily-Rose Eastop, an “aspiring scientist, singer and hula-hoop dancer”, had been accepted to do the one-year course in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology but said she did not have enough money to meet the £11,250 in tuition fees, £2,765 in college fees and £11,343 living expenses she estimated she would need. So she took to crowdsourcing website Hubbub, where members of the public can attempt to raise cash for their projects, and…

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Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

Britain’s Biggest Social Crowdfunding Platform

By David Prosser, In Britain last week, 14.9 per cent of all electricity generated came from renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, India announced the commissioning of the country’s largest ever solar polar plant. And in the US, New York State unveiled a $250m funding package for renewables. All these updates – and there are many more – come courtesy of Trillion Fund, the British crowdfunding platform that specialises in raising money for renewable energy projects – and which has just reached a landmark of its own. The platform’s merger with fellow platform Buzzbnk, which focuses on the social enterprise sector, is set to create the UK’s largest…

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Code Club Commissions The ‘Crowd’ To Contribute To Coding Classes For Children

Code Club Commissions The ‘Crowd’ To Contribute To Coding Classes For Children

Code Club, a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for 9-11 year olds, is taking the innovative step to harness the power of crowdfunding, with the support of hubbub.net, in order to generate the necessary funds required for the purchase of the essential hardware needed to run each of the clubs. hubbub.net, specialists in donation-based crowdfunding for the education sector, believes strongly in Code Club’s mission to put a club in every one of the 21,000 primary schools in the UK. In support of this initiative hubbub.net have donated a crowdfunding platform to help each individual school raise the necessary funds from their local…

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Cambridge Development Initiative Crowdfunding Pitch


Cambridge Development Initiative: “We are changing the way student volunteering is done, starting with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.”

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