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Crazy crowdfunding: the new way of doing business

The internet has changed the ways people communicate and look for information, as well as the way they do business. The time when starting a business was a matter of money has long passed. Now, it’s a matter of ingenuity.

Crowdfunding is the key

Nowadays, one of the most effective and widely used methods of raising funds for business is crowdfunding. According to Statista, the total crowdfunding volume worldwide from 2012 to 2015 has skyrocketed from 2.7 to inconceivable 34.4 billion US dollars.

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Helping others, help yourself: homeless man becomes $290,000 richer rescuing a woman from trouble

The urge to help each other in difficult situations is what makes us humans. All of us have gone through times when a helping hand could literally save the day. And although at times the world seems indifferent, one can’t deny that there are caring people around who don’t hesitate to give the shirt off their backs to lend others a hand.

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Christmas miracles in action: Beard Baubles fundraiser goes viral

Do you believe in Christmas miracles? A creative agency from UK called Grey London definitely does. Their remarkable story tells how a seemingly crazy idea can literally save human lives, proving that funny festive trinkets can have much more power and meaning to them than it might seem from the first glance.

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Casey
Casey

Sign Up for Our Second Community Management Webinar: “How to Grow an Online Community”

You know you’ve had a successful webinar when you get this kind of feedback:

An excellent talk, extremely useful. Packed with concrete stuff and techno-babble-free. Great Q&A at the end.

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Casey
Casey

Richard Millington + Ning Webinar: How to Increase Activity in Your Community


Why you should attend Tuesday, November 27th

  • Richard approaches community management from the point of view of social science. He focuses on data that shows what actually works — not anecdotes and hunches.
  • Richard is giving away an excerpt of the e-book version of Buzzing Communities to all attendees. It’s 50% of his book in handy PDF format.
  • Ning is giving away 5-10 free copies of the hardcover version of the book. If you ask a question that gets picked by the chat moderator in the Q&A, we’ll send you a book.

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John McDonald
John McDonald

Book Communities: a Powerful Tool for Author Discovery and Promotion

The rapid growth of the Internet has painfully disrupted the music and newspaper industries, but there’s ample evidence book publishing is going to come out a winner in their digital transformation. Why? We think it’s because they’ve got community on their side. We’ve seen successful book-focused communities on Ning since we opened up shop, and we’re seeing them grow like no other category. It seems to mirror the wider trends in book publishing.

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