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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 ...