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Chicago Non-Profit and FunderHut Partnering for Nonprofit Fundraising

June 24th - BY Alan Salganik

Chicago Nonprofits and FunderHut Partnership

The FunderHut team is very excited to announce our new partnership with Chicago Non-Profit, Chicagoland’s Nonprofit Chamber of Commerce! FunderHut is a community-crowdfunding platform, and although we’re national, what better way to start than with our own Chicago community? We’re extremely excited to be working together to make a positive impact in the community.

How is Crowdfunding Like Long Distance Running?

June 14th - BY Alan Salganik


While going for a nice, long run this morning, I realized that my usual workout has similarities to crowdfunding. I also realized I need new running shoes, but that’s neither here nor there. You may be asking yourself, “But Alan, how is a long distance run similar to crowdfunding?” Well, there are actually a few similarities that I noticed:

Having a goal

Raise Money for Your Community, Any Community

May 17th - BY Alan Salganik

Make Positive Change in Your Community

How do you define your community? Is it by common interests, by age/gender, or by geographic boundaries? However you define it, crowdfunding has undoubtedly played a role in supporting it whether you consider yourself a member of one community, or multiple overlapping communities.

Let’s say you’re a member of the art community. The uP I

Crowdfunding: From International to Hyper-Local

April 30th - BY Alan Salganik

International Crowdfunding

The date is March 23rd, 1983. Former President Ronald Reagan had just delivered his “Star Wars” missile defense speech, a project to shoot down any incoming missiles from the Soviet Union. The borders were shut and citizens on either side didn’t know a thing about their enemy outside of what their government told them. Fast forward to 2013. There’s an

Crowdfunding Makes “Bear-y” Good Sense for Women and Minority Suppliers

April 29th - BY Dan

Crowdfunding Panel Chicago Business

Crowdfunding is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and impacting government policy, informing enterprise innovation, and changing the role of financial institutions around the world. In cooperation with the 46th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, the Chicago MBDA Business Center hosted an insightful, introductory discussion of crowdfunding to raise the consciousness and understanding of the topic for minority business owners.

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