The future of work is exciting in many ways as we realize that we are not alone in our frantic keystrokes trying to organize the world, and nowadays distributed labor is making ripples almost big enough to surf on...which is what more and more people are doing as crowdsourced labor and microtasks enable more stay at home work opportunities.
Last fall, as a means of tapping our community’s creative resources, GOOD launched an idea-sourcing platform called GOOD Maker. On maker.good.is, we connected great ideas with organizations who have the means to activate them. The ideas that get the most votes from the public receive support from sponsoring organizations, often in the form of a grant.
Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming part of the funding zeitgeist for creatives, start-ups and non-profits. New platforms are launched every month. There are platforms for social projects (e.g. Buzzbnk) design and technology (Co-FundMe); public spaces (Space Hive); books (Unbound) and one for the equity-based model (Crowdcube), and more.
We have 3.1 million jobs available today and 24 million people unemployed or underemployed. In the absence of a massive government job-creation program, this disparity will require a wave of entrepreneurial activity to create jobs.
Understanding how taxes apply to money raised through crowdfunding can be difficult. Crowdfunding is a relatively new phenomenon, so there are no cut and dried laws regarding crowdfunded money.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) presents the (free) Crowdfunding Miniseries webinar "Crowdfunding and Startup Investing".
While the passing of the Jobs Act was definitely a good thing, a lot remains to be seen as the legislation makes its way through the Senate.
What if you had been the guy to "loan" Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, the few thousand dollars he needed to get his initial version of Facebook hosted on the web? Today that small investment would be worth literally hundreds of millions of dollars.
Today, as part of Microvolunteering Wednesday, we feature an opportunity found on Help From Home, a microvolunteering opportunity portal. Do you use email? Duh! Do you print the email out? Sometimes! Do you think about what you’re printing? Maybe not, but the following opportunity may help you and thousands of others to ponder that question.