Category Archives: Crowdfunding

Reinventing the Flashlight

Crowdfunding is all the rage. It has grown by leaps and bounds Who hasn’t jumped on board of a project that hits them over the head with amazement. “Wow,” you say to yourself. “Now that is a good idea.” There are all kinds of minds at work out there devising new inventions, ideas, and causes. […]

Crowdfunding: How Far Has it Come and Where Will it Go From Here?

Crowdfunding has been the source of many projects that would otherwise never come to be.  Some of the projects are humanitarian in nature.  Some are virtues of research.  Still others are creative or downright strange.  But the one thing they share in common is that they came into play through the concept of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding […]

Crowdfunding: Is it a Win-Win?

Doctor Joseph Mercola is a well-knownosteopathic physician who is notorious for his alternative viewpoints on health and wellness and his promotions against mainstream medicine.  On his website, he markets non-traditional supplements, alternative medical devices and promotes the research and development of causes he feels are worthy. As a recipient of his daily emails, I have […]

Crowdfunding Research: Is Your Cause Worthy?

Do you have a cause or a subject of research that you are passionate about?  Do you think it is worthy enough that you could promote funds to back the further study of it?  If so, you will be delighted to learn that you can do exactly that. There are websites now that are available […]

Crowdfunding: The Risks and Rewards

Wouldn’t it be cool to own a cooler that was so big, you had to actually hitch it on to your vehicle to get it to your party destination?  And wouldn’t it be something if that super-sized cooler had a built-in blender, led lights inside of it and bungee cables on the sides for attaching […]

The Power of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding isthe collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money together. This strategy has been applied in several fields. Here are some examples of initiatives that trying to leverage the potential of crowdfunding to support scientific research. Cancer Research UK – MyProjects http://myprojects.cancerresearchuk.org/projects Launched in October 2008, MyProjects allows Cancer […]