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Fundraising is challenging in any climate, but add to that a solid economic pinch and everyone has to get creative ... and that's where new technology platforms and innovative ideas come in. On today's show, looking at two different industries using crowdsourced platforms to drive funding - filmmaking and non-profits. Filmmakers who aren't working under the protection of a major studio and are crafting their work in the realm of independent film, and you have a daunting situation at best. Unless you're filmmakers Marina Rice Bader & Nicole Conn, who have embarked upon a crowdsourcing effort for their next project, "Perfect Ending". Engaging the cast they have on tap for the film, Bader & Conn have reached out to their network for a fundraising effort that will enable them to produce the film. They're leveraging a new(ish) resource for non-profit fundraising called Kickstarter. On this episode, the filmmakers will join to talk about this endeavor, how things are going and what their plans are. Also on today's program, founder of Hollaback.org, Emily May, talks about different efforts to raise money on-line - one of which was very successful and the other of which is facing some challenges. Is it a technology issue? Cause fatigue? Or just timing? Emily will share about the efforts of her organization, which is focused on ending street harrassment. (Disclosure, Cathy Brooks is a Board Member of Hollaback!)

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