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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.

5 Social Impact Companies Making a Difference Through Blockchain

Michael Pisa, a fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., warns to be cautious about considering blockchain a “silver bullet” to the world’s problems. “This imbalance has led to unrealistic expectations about what blockchain solutions can do, how easy they will be to implement, and how quickly they can scale, if at all. The result has been …

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 …