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A $10 Kickstarter for Potato Salad Has Raised $15,000

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  The pitch was simple: give Zack Brown $10 and he will make potato salad. Thanks to internet donations, Brown now has more than $8,800 to achieve that dream. Although Brown hasn’t chosen a recipe for the potato salad, more than 1,300 people have backed his online fundraising campaign since it launched on Thursday. “I’ve […]

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How to Get Someone to Donate to Your Kickstarter Campaign

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No, it wasn’t 80s nostalgia. It wasn’t La Forge’s famous visor. It wasn’t even the star power of LeVar Burton himself. The “Reading Rainbow” page on Kickstarter raised a stunning $1 million in the first 11 hours because of a subtle feature that should impact your own crowdfunding or donation campaign. The Opening 100 Words. The introduction to a donation page is […]

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Kickstarter Makes Launching a New Campaign Easier

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When NBC Nightly News aired a segment last week about the revival of the public television show Reading Rainbow, the anchor didn’t pause to explain where the money came from. “Longtime host LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back,” correspondent Janet Shamlian gushed, as the camera showed numbers ticking up on the […]

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Kickstarter Scammer Gets Hit With Consumer Protection Lawsuit

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If you raise money via Kickstarter and don’t deliver products you promised backers, the government will come after you. In what is the first consumer protection lawsuit involving crowdfunding, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit against Ed Nash and his Nashville, Tenn.-based company, Altius Management. Back in October 2012, Nash raised $25,146 […]

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Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of Films to New Room on iTunes

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Kickstarter recently launched a new room on iTunes, featuring “hundreds” of films that have launched thanks to the crowdfunding service. Some notable Kickstarter-funded films in the room include Veronica Mars, Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys. Kickstarter took the opportunity to remind everyone that $200 million has […]