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Crowdfunding and support for products doing good in the world. We use this blog to champion social entrepreneurs prioritising purpose + profit.

Conscious Lifestyle Rockstar // An Interview with Valeria Hinojosa of Water Thru Skin

Valeria Hinojosa of Water Thru Skin is known for her transparent approach to blogging about a conscious lifestyle, sharing not just the heights of her career and travels, but also the low points, struggles, and the hard reality of building a freelance, socially responsible career. Valeria’s honesty is one of many things we love about Water Thru Skin – we also …

Before Marketing to Social Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding Platforms Should Understand Social Enterprise

There is an old adage about the benefits of teaching a man how to fish, rather than giving him the fish. But what happens if you simply give the man a fishing rod and walk away? Technically a service has been provided, but without any guarantee of long-term success. Most large Crowdfunding companies knowingly or unknowingly, operate on this principle. Crowdfunding …

Entrepreneurship Without Borders: Back a Campaign in Any Currency on UpEffect

Exciting news! The UpEffect team recently implemented several new features that not only make our platform an equal player with industry giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but in fact exceed these platforms’ capabilities. According to the World Bank, initiatives to modernize payments are crucial in efforts to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2020. UpEffect is the first crowdfunding platform to not …

Updates on the Crowdfunding Industry from the UK Alternative Finance Report

Over the past 10 years, the crowdfunding industry has become more than a side project happening on the borders of the established circuit of banking and financing.  This change became more evident as people grew tired of standing on the sidelines of business. Everyday, small entrepreneurs with great ideas bravely decided to put them forth and consumers responded accordingly – …

Financial Independence for Survivors of Abuse // Interview with Fair Anita Founder, Joy McBrien

Joy McBrien is the founder of Fair Anita. Fair Anita sells fair trade jewelry, accessories, and clothing that provides financial security to 8,000 women in 16 countries. Joy has previously worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, but always ran entrepreneurial initiatives on the side. She started her first jewelry business when she was 15! We at UpEffect love Fair Anita, because …