This week there is reflection on the small data errors that persist with Big Data, and it is suggested that Big Data is ushering in a "new Darwinian moment". Some insight on data driven strategies for the social sector is given while the state of digital civil society in China and Brazil is highlighted. Best practice for crowdfunding that incorporates data is also explained.
NetSquared Abbotsford organized "An Introduction to Crowdfunding for Nonprofits. Myths, Models, best practices and examples" on April 16. It was their second event, and was so successful that they've run out of room and are now moving to a bigger venue!
Presenter Bret Conkin reviewed the various models of crowdfunding and reviewed his 10 tips for success.
"After the Boston Marathon bombings, there was an outpouring of support from people wanting to donate to the victims, their families and the first responders who worked tirelessly on behalf of the nation. In the wake of the tragedy, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit organized to help those affected most by the event," explains Stephanie Kapera, a contributor at Software Advice.
What is crowdfunding and why does it have the potential to become a powerful tool to help you raise money for your cause?
Crowdfunding is the pooling of resources by a group in support of a project. Sound familiar? Charities have been doing it for decades, but new tools and techniques are emerging that are resulting in an explosion of funds raised. Join Net Tuesday October 2 for a panel of experts discussing the best practices that will lead to fundraising success.