April 07, 2013

Raising Money From the Crowd: What Charities Find Works Best

Daniel G. Lam

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles raised $78,000 in 45 days on Kickstarter to support the touring production of its show “It Gets Better.”

Andreas Karelas wants to bolster the use of renewable energy. Two years ago, the environmentalist founded Re-volv, a charity in San Francisco that developed a novel plan to help finance solar-energy projects.

It just needed start-up money to put the...

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