Why Nicolle Hodges dropped everything to help refugees in Greece

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STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Nicolle Hodges – I woke up from a dream, and in it I was drowning. When my eyes opened, I wasn’t drenched in sweat or gasping for air. I was simply lying on my back, looking up at the beige, cracked ceiling of my West End apartment. There was nothing special about the moment that indicated something …

One Woman’s Foray into Fundraising for the Rare Disease Foundation

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This guest post was written by Allison Jones on behalf of the Rare Disease Foundation in support of Rare Disease Day on February 29th. I never would have thought that I would be involved in fundraising but after having my second child, who is now five, things just kind of took off… in particular in the past year! Life changes …

Last chance animal rescue

Case Study: How Last Chance Animal Rescue Helped Thousands Escape Death

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We keep helping non-profits and rescues raise money for animals in need and asking for their feedback and fundraising experience to share with other organizations and those who care. Here is our interview with Judith Langmaid from one of the amazing animal rescues, Last Chance Animal Rescue, who revealed their best practices on how to build an online community of …

Logan’s Battle With Lymphoma

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Logan was born premature and has dealt with a host of issues since his debut in 2007. In late 2014, he survived a double-lung transplant — a surgery that yields a 50/50 survival rate. His new lungs are thriving, but the anti-rejecting drugs he takes have given him post transplant lymphoma. Family friend Amy Valm started a crowdfunding campaign to …

Crowdfunding Culture And Education

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Aboriginal HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a program that introduces learning and education into aboriginal homes early, creating an environment and dialogue that supports First Nations culture and heritage. HIPPY Canada is now raising funds to help sustain and grow their Aboriginal HIPPY program at various locations in Canada, in partnership with Vancouver Native Health. Traditionally …

How To Crowdfund A Small Business

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Julie Le Carrer is a Belgian artist who practices Intuitive Drawing: a drawing made entirely by following intuition and sensations and usually inspired by a specific intention. Julie wants to launch her dream business, but needs money to finance her participation in a business coaching program. The six month program with business coach Rachel Archelaus will help her launch a …

Sunshine House Shines Light On Community

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The Sunshine House project titled ‘Like That’ began this past December in an effort to provide a space where people can explore their gender and/or sexual identity while engaging in fun, recreational, and skill-building activities. Their initial government grant of $5000 was intended to carry the program from December until April, with the program running only twice per month. ‘Like …

Erin Is Cooking And Crowdfunding Her Way To England

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For the past eight years, Erin Thornton has studied and cooked 12th to 16th-century historical recipes and menus for a local Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) group. Erin has cooked feasts for over 100 people with only period recipes, and her dream has been to cook a full 16th-century Tudor feast at Hampton Court (King Henry VIII’s palace). In November …

The Road To Rachel’s Recovery Started With Crowdfunding

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Bethany Patch’s sister Rachel was swept away by a freak wave from Nobbys Breakwall and onto the rocks. She was hospitalized due to the accident which resulted in a fractured wrist, broken jaw, and the loss of several teeth. Although safe in the care of the wonderful hospital staff, she and her partner James are now facing a very tough …