Crowdfunding for Social Good: Financing Your Mark on the World

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Crowdfunding for Social Good is both practical and inspiring, featuring the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding and practical advice to help you do the same.

Crowdfunding is the newest way for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to raise money for their causes, projects and companies. By reading this book, you can join the thousands who have successfully raised ...

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Crowdfunding for Social Good, Financing Your Mark on the World

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Overview

Crowdfunding for Social Good is both practical and inspiring, featuring the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding and practical advice to help you do the same.

Crowdfunding is the newest way for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to raise money for their causes, projects and companies. By reading this book, you can join the thousands who have successfully raised money to change the world.

Learn how to organize your friends, colleagues and volunteers to help you raise big money.

Gain insight into creating a video that will help you spread your message via social media.

Read how to "start before you start" so you can have 30% of your goal raised before you even launch your crowdfunding campaign.

If the only thing preventing you from changing the world is the money you need to do it, you are out of excuses. You can raise the money you need to leave your mark on the world with Crowdfunding for Social Good.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491215739
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/27/2013
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 804,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Devin Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being "let go" from the best job he'd ever had-as the Chief Financial Officer of the multinational food and beverage company MonaVie-he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he'd always wanted yet hadn't dared dream. More recently, Devin completed his latest book, Crowdfunding for Social Good, Financing Your Mark On The World.
Now, as an author, a popular guest speaker and Forbes contributor, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good. His current life isn't much like his past.
As an entrepreneur, Devin ran-at separate times-a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company. He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions.
Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship during Governor Jon Huntsman's administration.
Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006. He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business.
Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).
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  • Posted September 4, 2013

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    My Thoughts on CROWDFUNDING FOR SOCIAL GOOD? Well for starters,

    My Thoughts on CROWDFUNDING FOR SOCIAL GOOD?

    Well for starters, not being an economic whiz kid, I had to find out what Crowdfunding was. In short, it is a currently favored manner to raise capital in tiny amounts from a very large group of individuals via social media and the Internet. I recently saw this in action via another book and the author's use of the site Indiegogo. Pretty ingenious, if I do say so myself. It is a method that appeals to me. I am a pretty frugal soul so I would not normally just give my funds to a stranger without a pretty good reason but participating in Crowdfunding? Yes, I would.

    So how does Devin's book bring it all back around to doing things for the social good, i.e humanitarian efforts? Well, he goes into what steps to take to make doing something for others just because you can and they have need easy. He gives specific examples of how to make good use of all of our amazing Social Media resources and make your dream to do good come alive.

    I have read Devin's books before and have to admit that while I normally could not care less about a financial book and therefore would not normally even pick one up, his manner of presenting information is clear, interesting and easy for even the lay-person to understand. This book really hit home with me, especially after my trip to China to adopt my daughter. I believe in the Starfish Story...while maybe I cannot make a difference for everyone, I can make a difference to the 'one' . This book shows me how to make that possible.

    ***5 STARS***

    **Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own and no further compensation was received.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    I love Devin's approach to writing and to the world. If you hav

    I love Devin's approach to writing and to the world. If you have any desire to run or participate in a Crowdfunding campaign to truly make a difference - this is the book to read. There are so many programs that I support and after reading this book I am seriously considering moving some of my efforts to a crowdfunding campaign. I am a firm believer in - even one person can make a difference in the world. I have also read Devin's other books and between them all a true plan can be mapped out to make a difference. Get this book to assist in your efforts - you will learn so much and become so much more successful in your campaign.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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