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Can a community charitable organization collect donations on behalf of a specific person?

A member of my community passed away and I want to arrange a small crowdfunding page for his widow to help her with immediate expenses until the life insurance and paperwork gets done. To encourage ...
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What do I do with nominee shares I got from a crowdfunding "investment"?

I am not an investor and it all goes a bit beyond me and that's why the things I've found on Google on this topic don't really add up for me. Years ago I "invested" in a company that I like ...
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Investing in republic.co using a credit card

The crowdfunding site Republic.co allows investors to invest in opportunities using a credit card: https://republic.co/help/what-payment-methods-can-i-use-to-fund-my-investment-1 Does anyone know if ...
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Are ads on YouTube asking donations for sick children via drove.com a scam?

The past few weeks YouTube has been showing me advertising asking to make donations to help pay medical bills for sick children via a crowdfunding site called Drove. However, the ads look very ...
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How to get UK company share certificates when an entrepreneur does not comply?

In January 2020, I made an investment of £7,500 being promised that I would receive the respective share certificates related to UK company. After that, the pandemic became the excuse but the ...
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How will I be taxed on returns from crowdfunded debt?

I'm in the US and playing with investing with crowdfunded debt like miventure. (I'm not affiliated with them, just an example) When I end up getting yields from this I think it ends up in my e-wallet ...
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Equity Crowdfunding payoff

I have invested in several companies so far through equity crowdfunding rules (on sites like seedinvest and wefunder), but I'm still not totally clear on how future equity might be allocated. Does ...
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How do I raise 30k to keep my best friend in college? [closed]

Today, my best friend texted me and said that he was going to drop out of college because he had been denied financial aid. He is very smart (1550+ SAT) and an incredible guy, but his parents have ...
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If a business used the following diagram, would it be technically selling stock?

diagram The process is as follows: The consumer (A) purchases a good or service from a business (B). The consumer receives the good or service and also receives points, similar to that of a loyalty ...
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Is any of the income earned from P2P lending subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes

Income from P2P lending is reported on forms 1099-INT, 1099-B, 1099-MISC and 1099-OID. Are any of these earnings subject to Social Security or Medicare taxes in any way? I have heard from people they ...
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Credibly Commit to Charity Matching? [closed]

Edit: Thank you all for your answers, I consider this issue resolved! The answer appears to be that there is no easy or universal platform that enforces charity-matching commitments, but that ...
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Precedent and models for 100% equity available via initial offering?

In consideration of the most ethical distribution of shares for a startup business (via a public, initial investment event ie- IPO, ICO, or 'crowd-equity-fundraiser') the following occurred to me. ...
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Investor returns from crowdfunding

Investors of crowdfunded projects often have varying motivations, such as early-access products, philanthropy, etc. That said, financial returns are advertised for many crowdfunded projects (...
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Kickstarter refund via PayPal, scam?

Lately comments on a kickstarter project got strange: People claim to have received "refund" transfers ranging $0.99-$99 via PayPal, which they didn't request. PayPal transfers are notably revocable. ...
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Transparent way to create a money pool

Let's say I want to raise money for a project, and I want my investors to know the number of contributions and their amount. Obviously I can't give my bank or payment processor credentials (psw). This ...
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Do crowd-sourced charity funds work without a social network?

Someone I know and respect is going through a serious emergency and needs financial help. He has been very sick for years, and is socially isolated. He only has a couple friends. I am thinking ...
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How profitable is selling your customer base? [closed]

I'm currently in the process (early process) of trying to get a product into the market. I am a college student with a heavy, background in computer hardware and software. As I began my research, I ...
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Calculating average interest rate with intermittent deposits

I invest in a few medium to low risk accounts online (peer to peer loans and buy to let property crowdfunding). I make regular deposits into these accounts, usually when the monthly salary comes in, ...
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Is it possible to split taxation of funds earned from a crowdfunding campaign over multiple years?

I'm intending to run a crowdfunding campaign at the beginning of next year, for a project that will take a number of years to complete. I want to try to understand a little more about how any income ...
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As an investor, should I care about voting rights and pre-emption? (UK)

I am interested in investing some of my money in a few companies in exchange for equity. I am undecided if I should, for example, invest £5,000 in one company and have voting rights and pre-emption or ...
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How high should I set my KickStarter funding goal in order to have $35,000 left over?

I'm creating a KickStarter to raise enough funds to take 3 months off from my full-time job and finish an iOS game that I've been working on for about 3 years now. Put simply, all I need is about $35,...
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End of year crowdfunding and taxes

I am about to run a crowdfunding campaign, which will end mid-november. That gives me 1.5 months to spend the funds on project expenses--not really feasible given that it's all destined for ongoing ...
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Supporting a Kickstarter project: Should a customer's pledge payment include sales tax, e.g. GST/HST in Canada?

Kickstarter became open to Canadian projects some months ago. I discovered a Canadian software project and backed it with a $40 pledge. The project subsequently exceeded its funding target, almost ...
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How can someone invest in areas that require you to be an accredited investor [without qualifying as an accredited investor]?

I have some money that I would like to invest. I have some money invested in the stock market and I have found some other places I'd like to invest as well, but it seems that many places require that ...
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