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2013-09-30 12:31:56

Up to $1 million in prize funding on Edward Norton's CrowdRise PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, is launching its first crowdfunding challenge designed to provide some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds. The "Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge," hosted on Edward Norton's platform CrowdRise, has the potential to leverage up to $1 million in prize...

2013-09-25 23:35:10

Recent BCG study shows investments in Big Brothers Big Sisters returns more than just a 2300% in financial gains. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 A recent study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) revealed that donors can expect a $23 dollar return for every $1 invested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. The 2300% Social Return on Investment (SROI) is only secondary to the true benefit experienced by youth participating in BBBS programs. The research compared the...

2013-09-25 23:01:06

Goodwill Car Donation in Chicago has just announced their brand new tax deduction program. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Goodwill Car Donation in Chicago has just announced their brand new tax deduction program. Used car owners who are looking for a way to divest themselves of an older vehicle are finding an alternative to disappointingly low trade-in bids. Car owners are making car donations to Chicago’s Goodwill Car Donation Services and getting a tax deduction while avoiding the...

2013-09-24 23:25:26

Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance finds major diabetes nonprofits use cure as the main message in 90 percent of events, while only 18 percent of funds raised go to cure research New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Less than 20 percent of the donations raised at popular diabetes “cure” fundraising events actually goes toward type 1 cure research, according to a new report from the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance. In its third annual report on diabetes charity fundraising, the JDCA...

2013-09-13 23:02:55

Australian startup Pozible has announced their arrival in the US, setting up shop in San Francisco and introducing two major new crowdfunding innovations. San Francisco (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Pozible, the largest Crowdfunding platform in the Asia-pacific, has announced their arrival in the US; setting up shop in San Francisco and introducing two major new crowdfunding innovations. SUBSCRIPTION AND SELF-HOSTED CROWDFUNDING "The goal of these new features is to resolve the...

2013-09-09 23:23:28

The Cashew Queen of Puttlam Village, a short film by Reggie Schickel, has won the first annual microfinance film competition, MicroFlicks at http://www.MicroFlicks.org. Monrovia, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The winning MicroFlicks film tells the story of Geetha, a Sri Lankan woman with an infectious spirit, who was able to grow a successful cashew business with a small loan. The film received thousands of votes from the public and was judged by a panel of experts from the microfinance...

2013-09-04 12:35:36

MEXICO CITY, September 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 12th Mexican Microfinance Organization Goes Live on Mambu CrediPeso, one of Mexico's emerging microfinance institutions, has selected Mambu GmbH [http://www.mambu.com ], the microfinance software-as-a-service provider, to help manage its growing client portfolio. CrediPeso is a 'sociedad financiera de objeto multiple' or SOFOM, a Mexican multi-purpose financial company that provides essential financial services such...

2013-07-29 23:23:09

Cloud-Based Lending Leader Adds School Development Hire with 17 Years’ Experience New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 LendKey, the cloud-based lending technology company located in New York City, today announced that Patrick Ziegler has joined the company as Director of School Development (East Region) serving schools in the EASFAA and SASFAA regions. Ziegler brings over 17 years of experience in financial aid, student lending and college planning to his new role. His diverse background...

2013-07-16 23:17:13

FlipOver.org is a multiplatform crowdfunding and crowdsourcing solution that empowers social entrepreneurs to catalyze change within connected communities. The company has signed a strategic agreement with Karang Taruna, Indonesia’s largest volunteer neighborhood youth organization and recently launched the world’s first social GPS network, to help identify social welfare issues around the globe. Bilbao, Spain (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Mobilize your solidarity, FlipOver.org today...

2013-05-22 08:28:43

US$118.6m microfinance at 0% helps over 300,000 smallholder farmers gain US$13.9m premium LONDON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olam Livelihood Charter Key Highlights for 2013[1] - Number of farmers involved in OLC has increased 388% in last 3 years to 313,476 - US$118.6 million of microfinance provided to 313,476 farmers at 0% interest - US$267.2 million income generated for OLC farmers - 200,000 metric...