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Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations make a greater impact A San Diego startup called Classy has raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits raise donations online and keep supporters engaged in a good cause for the long run. Specifically Classy helps 501c3 or other nonprofit organizations to run crowdfunding online and mobile campaigns awareness and fundraising events all under one roof. This makes it possible for nonprofits to easily compare…

This infographic from Ultralinx: "Does Crowdfunding Really Work?" mentions successful crowdfunding projects and the differences between crowdfunding and capital ventures.
from UltraLinx

Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

This infographic from Ultralinx: "Does Crowdfunding Really Work?" mentions successful crowdfunding projects and the differences between crowdfunding and capital ventures.

from VentureBeat

The rise of the angel investor (infographic)

Infographic - The rise of the angel investor in the US. The average US angel investor is 47 years old, has an income of $90,000/year, invests in 1/10 deals he sees and puts $37,000 into each investment. The number of angels has risen substantially since the early 2000s. In 2002, there were an estimated 200,000 active angel investors in the US, but that number has jumped 60% to 318,480 by 2011. Angels funded 66,230 companies in 2011 vs 36,000 in 2002, investing $22.5 billion (a 84% rise vs…

from eHow

Free Grants for a Small Business Startup

A grant is a monetary donation; it is free, but not easy money. Nonprofit organizations devote time, human and financial resources to find the right founders and get the resources they need for their ...