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Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs and Leonardo DiCaprio launch a GoFundMe with $12M for the hungry

Apple has made a donation to a new fundraising campaign, America’s Food Fund, along with Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Ford Foundation. Together, they’ve contributed $12 million toward the $15 million goal for the new initiative being hosted on fundraising platform GoFundMe. The proceeds will go to benefit World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. The former was founded in 2020 by Chef José Andrés to provide meals to the hungry in the wake of man-made and natural disasters worl...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Blake Lively, America, Tech, Dolly Parton, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ralph Lauren, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Reynolds, Philanthropy, Oprah, Bahamas


‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid

With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives.
Tags: News, Unemployment, Gofundme, Labor and Jobs, Food Banks and Pantries, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV




Yelp pauses GoFundMe Covid-19 fundraising after opt-out outcry

A fundraising program that Yelp and GoFundMe put in place this week to help local businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic has been paused after public outcry over how it was rolled out — specifically, controversy over how the two provided no easy and quick way to opt out of the fundraising. Yelp’s initial announcement was a little vague about who the “participating” businesses would be, and TechCrunch mistakenly wrote about it as if business owners would have to sign up to participate. ...
Tags: TC, Small Business, Tech, Portland, Yelp, Suckerpunch, Gofundme, EIN, Andy McMillan, Intuit QuickBooks, Coronavirus, Cover-19


GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand

Americans are turning to crowdfunding to cover coronavirus-related costs while the government prepares to deliver on its stimulus plan. But most campaigns aren’t meeting their goals.
Tags: News, Small Business, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic


Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen


Yelp and GoFundMe team up to promote local business fundraisers

Following the announcement that it’s committing $25 million in waived fees and free services to support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yelp announced a new effort this morning: a partnership with GoFundMe that will bring Donate buttons to businesses’ Yelp profiles. Yelp says that its data shows that U.S. consumer interest in restaurants has fallen 67% since March 10, while businesses like yoga studios and breweries have seen large decreases of 78% and 85%, respectively. T...
Tags: TC, Crowdfunding, Tech, Yelp, Intuit, Gofundme, Intuit QuickBooks, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Yelp Foundation


Yelp adds GoFundMe button to boost local restaurants and bars hurt by closures

Make a donation to help your favorite eatery stay afloat during the pandemic
Tags: News, Trends, Yelp, Donations, Gofundme, COVID-19


Morning Docket: 03.20.20

* A New Jersey lawyer has been suspended from practice for submitting a fabricated law school transcript to Williams & Connolly falsely listing his GPA as a 3.825 when he actually had a 3.269. Kuddos to the firm for catching this! [ABA Journal] * A lawsuit in New Hampshire is arguing that New Hampshire's governor does not have the authority to limit crowd sizes to 50 people or less. [Boston Globe] * A Maryland attorney has been disbarred for convincing a client to invest settlement proceeds i...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Washington Post, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Michigan, ABA Journal, Gofundme, Boston Globe, GPA, University of Michigan Law School, Williams & Connolly, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, COVID-19


How to Help Arts Workers Hurt by the Pandemic: Give, but Safely

As online campaigns to help those let go by cultural venues proliferate, experts say to be generous, but careful.
Tags: Art, News, Philanthropy, Charity Navigator, Gofundme, Nonprofit Organizations, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Young family loses life savings of $775K in escrow wire fraud scam

A couple with a 1-year-old son are urging homebuyers to exercise caution after losing nearly $800,000 in a complicated escrow scam.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Investing, Radio, Mortgage, Young, Gofundme, Select, Banking & Lending, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Kevin Noar, Nicole Mercantini, Power Escrow


GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon is stepping down, will be replaced by Tim Cadogan, CEO of OpenX

A significant changing of the guard is underway at GoFundMe, the popular charitable and causes-based online giving platform that has generated $9 billion from 120 million donations globally to date. The company is announcing that Rob Solomon, who has been the CEO of GoFundMe for the last five years, is stepping down from the role and is getting replaced by Tim Cadogan, currently the CEO of programmatic advertising platform OpenX. Solomon is staying on as chairman after the transition. The new...
Tags: TC, Yahoo, Tech, Gofundme, Rob Solomon, Tim Cadogan, Solomon, Cadogan, John Gentry, Accel Greylock, CrowdRise Charity


RIP, Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick, a major figure in science fiction, has died after a brief battle with "a very aggressive form of lymphoma" that was diagnosed in November. He was 77. Resnick had a well-deserved reputation as a mentor and editor, as well as being a prolific writer. As Michael Swanwick notes in his remembrance of Resnick, he was "the man with a thousand little rockets" -- a reference to how he would stud each year's World Science Fiction Convention badge with rows of Hugo Award nominee pins, a ...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, News, Elizabeth Warren, Obits, Fuck Cancer, Carol, Bernie Sanders, Gofundme, Michael Swanwick, John Scalzi, Scalzi, Resnick, Mike Resnick, Science Fiction Writers of America, Medicare For All


Kris Lindahl agent abducted during New Year’s Eve home showing before fatal shooting: Police

Monique Baugh, 28, had been working as an agent for Kris Lindahl's team in the Minneapolis area when she was fatally shot in an alley on Dec. 31.
Tags: Technology, Minneapolis, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Gofundme, News Brief, Kris Lindahl, Monique Baugh, Shari Gesche


Real estate industry rallies for agent who lost sons in Christmas car crash

Twin 16-year-olds Mark Anthony and Michael Angelo Urista were two of three teens killed when the Hyundai sedan they were in veered into a northbound lane and hit a utility pole.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Hyundai, Gofundme, Javier Ramirez, News Brief, Mark Anthony, Ana Reynoso, Andy Urista, Lonny Yu, Mark Anthony Urista, Michael Angelo Urista, Shiba Ahmadi


The biggest real estate crime, safety and court stories of 2019

Let's look back at some of the most gripping, noteworthy and just plain strange real estate crime stories of 2019.
Tags: Technology, Usher, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gofundme, Adam Lambert, University Of Southern California, Jason Derulo, Year End, Felicity Huffman, Joaquin Guzman, Jessica Reese, Hells Angels, Select


4 Types of Crowdfunding: Which One Is Right for Your Business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you’re not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding?  Crowdfunding may be for you. If you’re not familiar with the concept, crowdfunding essentially allows you to fund your business through a variety of people who want to be a part of what you’re doing. Depending on the type of crowdfunding you choose, you may ...
Tags: Europe, Crowdfunding, Sales, United States, Kickstarter, South America, Kiva, Gofundme, Financing & Credit, Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs Starting A Business, Wefunder, Kiva While Kiva


4 Types of Crowdfunding: Which One Is Right for Your Business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you’re not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding?  Crowdfunding may be for you. If you’re not familiar with the concept, crowdfunding essentially allows you to fund your business through a variety of people who want to be a part of what you’re doing. Depending on the type of crowdfunding you choose, you may ...
Tags: Europe, Crowdfunding, Sales, United States, Kickstarter, South America, Kiva, Gofundme, Financing & Credit, Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs Starting A Business, Wefunder, Kiva While Kiva


5-Year-Old Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Is Walking Again

The boy was thrown from an upper floor in April by a stranger who was angry about being rejected by women, officials said.
Tags: News, America, Gofundme, Murders, Minn, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Shopping Centers and Malls, Mall of America (Bloomington, Balconies and Terraces, Bone Fractures, Emmanuel Aranda


Woman Charged With Murder After Claiming Her Daughter Was Terminally Ill

The girl made national headlines while fulfilling a bucket list before she died at age 7 in 2017. Now her diagnoses, and her death, have been called into question.
Tags: News, Turner, Gofundme, Murders, Gant, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Child Abuse And Neglect, Munchausen's Syndrome and by Proxy, Olivia (d 2017, Kelly Renee, Jefferson County (Colo


GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere

GoFundMe has made its name primarily as a platform for individuals to create fundraisers for personal causes — a service that has seen hundreds of campaigns go viral through social media to raise collectively well over $5 billion in funding to date. Now, the startup is taking the next step in its ambition to build what CEO Rob Solomon calls the “giving layer of the internet”. GoFundMe is launching a new free-to-use fundraising platform for nonprofits of all sizes called GoFundMe Charity; and ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Funding, US, Tech, Paypal, Boston Marathon, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Rob Solomon, Mohamed, American Cancer Society, Solomon, Accel Greylock TCV Iconic Meritech


Border Wall on Private Land in New Mexico Fuels Backlash

A group that pushes for stricter border control is spending $6 million to construct less than a mile of border fencing on private land in southern New Mexico.
Tags: News, New Mexico, Gofundme, Illegal Immigration, Kobach, Border Barriers, Kris W, We Build The Wall, Sunland Park (NM


We Are Applauding the ‘Gift’ of an Affordable Education. Something Has Gone Wrong.

The Morehouse College class of 2019 will walk into adult life unburdened by student debt. What about everyone else?
Tags: News, Private Equity, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Andrew, Morehouse College, Carnegie, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Colleges and Universities, Federal Taxes (US


Charity Won’t Solve Student Debt

The Morehouse College class of 2019 will walk into adult life unburdened by student debt. What about everyone else?
Tags: News, Private Equity, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Andrew, Morehouse College, Carnegie, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Colleges and Universities, Federal Taxes (US


Trump supporters astonished to learn that the man they gave $20m to "build the wall" has nothing to show for it

Donald Trump, a garbage person, promised the credulous dunces in his "base" that he would build a wall along the US southern border at a cost of $12b (the DHS said it would cost $21.6b) and then failed to do so, despite controlling Congress, the Senate and the White House. He blamed the opposition for this failure. In response, a fellow promised that he would raise the money for the wall through a crowdfunding campaign that the credulous dunces could send money to. He estimated that he coul...
Tags: Post, News, Crowdfunding, Buzzfeed, White House, Politico, US, Dhs, Aclu, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Gofundme, Trump, Stephen K Bannon, Sommer, Kris Kobach


Recent queer bashings in Dallas and Denver leave gay man and trans woman partially paralyzed

Police are still searching for suspects in both cases. Can you help?
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Dallas, Denver, Gofundme, Queerty, Gaybashings, Transbashings


How to Help the Victims of the Sri Lanka Bombings

Nine bombings occurred in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people and injuring more than 500, including several U.S. citizens.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Sri Lanka, Donations, Gofundme, Sri Lanka Bombings


PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Youtube, Mexico, Immigration, Social Media, Paypal, Border Patrol, Gofundme, Militias, BuzzFeed News, Right Wing Extremism, Deplatforming


Black Churches Destroyed by Arson See Spike in Donations After Notre-Dame Fire

A crowdfunding campaign for the three churches collected nearly $500,000 after it was widely shared on social media on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Arson, Social Media, Blacks, Gofundme, Restoration and Renovation, Churches (Buildings, Crowdfunding (Internet, Baptist Churches, Opelousas (La, Arson See Spike


Donations to Black Churches Destroyed by Arson Spike After Notre-Dame Fire

A crowdfunding campaign for the three churches collected nearly $400,000 after it was widely shared on social media on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Arson, Social Media, Blacks, Gofundme, Restoration and Renovation, Churches (Buildings, Crowdfunding (Internet, Baptist Churches, Opelousas (La, Arson Spike After Notre Dame Fire