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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Crowd Funding
Matthew Frein used a .308-caliber sniper rifle to murder Corporal
Bryon K. Dickson II, a 38-year-old Pennsylvania State Police
Trooper; and critically injure Trooper Alex Douglass. Frein crashed
his escape vehicle and vanished into the Pennsylvania woods on
48 days nearly 1000 Law enforcement officers including local
police, state police forces from Pennsylvania, New York, and New
Jersey, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Marshals
Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
searched for Frein with dogs, ATVs and helicopters.
at least at the time, James Tully looks a little like Eric Matthew
Frein and was stopped several times while he walked through the
manhunt on his two hour walk to work. Because of this Dawn
DeBiase felt James deserved a car.
a Millenial Dawn knew if James couldn't afford a car someone should
give him a car. Dawn set up a campaign on GoFundMe.com asking
people to give $2,500 to James for a car. $25,000 was raised,
James bought a car for $10,000 and pocketed the rest.
is very similar to the "Crowdsourcing" explained in the February 2011
Cocktail Talk. But instead of trying to give money to people
for doing something you try to get money from people for doing
not always like that, actually it's rarely like that, and that's
why it's so heinous to be abusive of this tool. People who actually
need some help are negatively affected.
to be "The World's #1 Personal Fundraising
Websites."[sic], and it may be, but there are challengers.
Here are 5 different types..
GoFundMe.com charges you 5%, then an additional
2.9% credit card processing fee, and then 30 cents for each
donation. Even if you don't reach your target amount you get to
keep the cash.
giveforward.com charges you
7.9%, then an additional 2.9% credit card processing fee, and then
50 cents for each donation but claim that they can get the donors
to pay the fees on their side giving you 100%. Even if you
don't reach your target amount you get to keep the cash.
fundly.com charges 2.9%
credit card processing and an additional 30 cents per transaction
and then 4.9%, or 4.4% if you raise over $50,000, 3.9% over
$500,000, and 2.9% over $1,000,000. Even if you don't reach
your target amount you get to keep the cash.
indiegogo.com charges 3-5%
credit card processing and a one time $25 (because it's
international) and then 4%, if you reach your goal., 9% if you
don't and want to keep the money. 0% if you give the money back, no
credit card fees either.
Many of the campaigns on these sites are, to save
words, depressing. For a brighter, cheerful, even zany read, try KickStarter.
KickStarter is crowdfunding
too, but for entrepreneurs, inventors, indie filmmakers,
photographers, artists, dance troupes, magicians, and makers
of Goat Milk Soap. They charge 5% plus 3-5% for the credit card
processing. But only if you reach your goal.
Thank you for
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