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http://www.gofundme.com/g4pxno

This year we are once again hosting our annual Trunk or Treat  event at McDonald’s on 485 Broadway in Paterson.

We will have candy, sweet treats, school supplies and happy meals packed inside of different trunks. We will also have a Halloween fashion show for the kids, a dance contest and more.

We feel that it is important to provide a positive and safe space for children to trick or treat in our city. Because parents want to provide their children with a safe way to enjoy the holiday we are expecting a very large turnout!

Please donate to make this event a success and bring something positive to the community!

Your generous donations will fund the candy, school supplies, happy meals, decorations and DJ. Remember, no ammount is too small! 

Thank you! 
Zellie
Kim

http://www.gofundme.com/g4pxno

Update! 12/5/2014

Hello, Mr. President Here with Fresh news about BATH 20XX
-BIGGEST NEW: After a friendly talk with him and a great meeting with him during his European Tour.
Mr. SAINT PEPSI IS HIGHLY INTERESTED ON PLAYING LIVE

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The Ambassator of Vaporwave felt in love with the proyect when we told about it and he would make a BIG DISCOUNT if he’s available for that time.
-ALONG WITH ST.PEPSI we got a lot more of great artists from the second wave of vaporwave confirmed, like deaths dynamic shroud.wmv , vincent remember , Combo Reseller , Windows98の & ClearVisionDream Productions

-ON THE OTHER HAND our KICKSTARTER is JUST ABOUT TO BE FINISHED, KEEP WAITING, CONSUMERS ;) WE ARE CLOSE

-Mr.President

Telling Stories, un proyecto fotográfico que busca promover la adopción

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Fotografía: Telling Stories via Instagram

Nada como un proyecto bonito para alegrarnos el miércoles y ayudarnos a ver más cerquita el fin de semana ¿Verdad? Por eso hoy os quiero hablar de Telling Stories, un proyecto fotográfico que nace en Barcelona con la idea de promover la adopción responsable de animales en situación de abandono. 

Detrás del proyecto se encuentran Francis y Marta, dos fotógrafas amigas y muy amantes de los animales, que creen en la capacidad que tiene una foto de generar cambio y promover acciones. Su idea es hacer sesiones de reportaje de fotos y retratos a los animales que están en búsqueda de un hogar, transmitiendo siempre la energía y la alegría del animal y describiendo sus dimensiones y características físicas, con el fin de lograr que cada fotografía se convierta en una adopción positiva.

Las fotos serán publicadas en una página web especialmente diseñada para el proyecto donde los usuarios de toda España podrán conocer la historia y ver las imágenes de su futura mascota. Actualmente Telling Stories tiene abierta una campaña de crowdfounding para financiar el desarrollo de la página web y a su vez colaborar con donaciones a las protectoras. Si quieres colaborar, haz clic AQUÍ

Desde La Guía del Perro os deseo todo el éxito del mundo. Contad siempre conmigo para difundir los proyectos que se hacen con el corazón. Especialmente si buscan fomentar la adopción y la tenencia responsable. Espero que vuestras fotos ayuden a muchos perritos a encontrar la estabilidad y el amor que tanto merecen.

Carola. ..

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Hola amigos de México, vengo a pedir su ayuda en un crowfunding!
Esta vez en Fondeadora para poder imprimir mi comic de Seasons, se imprimirían 100 ejemplares de cumplirse la meta!
Esta cools porque pueden ayudar desde 20 pesos y pueden pagar con paypal,o desde cualquier Oxxo, o con tarjeta de débito o crédito o por transferencia interbancaria!

La cosa es que necesito 25 mil pesos mexicanos para hacer el tiraje a color, hay recompensas cools y si tienen sugerencias o algo, estoy aquí para escuchar y hacer una mejor campaña!
Reblogeen si les agrada, decidi que no pierdo nada con intentar, y bueno los dejo una sinopsis d elo que es Seasons:



Seasons es una novela gráfica personal, se divide en 4 historias de amor sin texto alrededor de las estaciones de el año.
Cuenta con 120 páginas a color y es un libro que esta diseñado para ser diferente cada vez que se lea, el lector tendra la opción de darle el significado que guste a la historia dependiendo de su estado de ánimo.
Este libro de Seasons es el primero de una colección de 6 libros, es la prueba para, si funciona, poder hacer mas libros y más historias mudas como estas en un futuro!
Es por eso que pido su apoyo.



Pueden visitar y donar aqui:
https://fondeadora.mx/projects/seasons

Mil gracias y espero se pueda </3

GRACIAS <3
-Jose

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Countdown to TDCs crowdfunding starting on Jan 1, 2014
December 20, 2014 | Day Seven: The Divine Order of Sanctity

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The Divine Order of Sanctity is a world government that keeps all nations under control. Essentially, it is the organization that ranks every royal nation from 1-12, though now with only 7 royal nations the rankings go from 1-7. The DOS is a group of super states on Olin. It is primarily made up of four major political entities: Northern Union, The Central Federation, East Republic and South Federation. The DOS has its own military force known as The Seraphim Division, and as such the Seraphim Division has both a ground-fleet and a space/aerial fleet, both of which are well equipped and large.

The DOS is aligned with the Arcadian Order from the Heavenly Realm which is an extremely large organization that has ruled over the Realm essentially ever since its creation, with ⋮▌❛ CEPHEUS and ⋮▌❛ TOVE as their leaders. With a combination of ruling government and military, special operatives, the Arcadian Order serves as the government to the gods and their rules must be followed by anyone who works with them or lives in the Realm or on Olin. The higher ups within the Order, rule over the Realm in a parliamentary republic with the god ⋮▌❛ REZAR replacing Cepheus after her death. Sentinel Guardians are aligned with the Arcadian Order as are all magic schools. 

Ordeñando una Vaca muy Bacana.

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Buenas noticias para finalizar el año, HappLab ha sido seleccionado por VacaBacana.co para financiar una actividad ejecutable durante el mes de Diciembre. 

¿Qué es la VacaBacana.co?

La Vaca Bacana es un parche de amigos que le apuestan a la bacanería y a la felicidad de las personas como herramientas fundamentales para que Colombia sea un país más elegante!

¿Cómo funciona?

Todos los primeros lunes de cada mes un grupo de diez amigos de la Vaca Bacana donan $100,000 pesos hasta completar un premio de $1’000.000 que es otorgado sin ningún tipo de ataduras a ideas y proyectos de personas que cumplan con las siguientes características: 1/. Ideas que generen impacto social por medio de la felicidad. 2/. Se puedan financiar con $ 1,000,000 o menos. 3/. Su ejecución, no sea mayor a 30 dias. La Vaca esta interesada ​​en una amplia variedad de proyectos, que van desde enviar tarjetas postales de amistad a extraños al azar, a festivales callejeros, a intervenciones urbanas, a la alimentación de las mendigos, a pintar murales en las zonas deterioradas… (casi cualquier idea con tal de que contribuye a hacer de Colombia un país más Bacano!) ¡Cualquiera puede participar con una idea bien elegante! A finales de cada mes una de las ideas es seleccionada y premiada! La Vaca le da el millón pa’ hacerla realidad! En menos de un mes se pone en práctica, y se le cuenta a todo el mundo que pasó, ¡inspiración pura!

Aplica con tu idea.

Ingresa a www.vacabacana.co y aplica con tu idea de generación felicidad.

Crowdfunding Success Doesn’t Equal Long Term Success

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Image via Rocio Lara on Flickr

In the last 24 months, countless hardware products have been launched via Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdtilt, and other crowdfunding platforms. Of these numerous successful campaigns, many have gone on to raise significant rounds in an effort to capitalize on their momentum and bring their products to larger markets. Yet, despite the promising indication from selling a meaningful amount of preorders, these companies have had difficulty in gaining a larger foothold in the marketplace. Given that crowdfunding success generates significant press and awareness, not to mention actual, real life sales, it may be hard to conceptualize why these products struggle in the following months. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors that determine post-crowdfunding success, and why, more than anything else, it really boils down to your pre-campaign strategy.

  1. Crowdfunders Tend to Be Early Adopters

File this one under “no brainer,” but lots of companies take this for granted. If your long term goal is to sell lots of your product to a lot of people, then validating your product with crowdfunders might not be the best way to go. Due to the nature of crowdfunding sites, success means getting a group of early adopters to pay in advance for a product that might get to them at some point in the next 12-18 months.

What does this mean for companies that crowdfund? It means that your early base of consumers are super early adopters, or people willing to throw money at an unknown quantity in the hopes it’ll deliver on its promises. Problem is, most of the consumer market doesn’t operate this way. And if your goal is to be a hugely successful company that sells lots of product you’re probably going to want to, at some point, engage the larger mass market.

You’ll want to keep in mind then, that most consumers don’t make purchase decisions based on the same set of criteria that early tech adopters do. They want proof, which comes via trusted reviews, mass media press, or from influencers they trust. In this case, the last group is most relevant.

During this crowdfunding boom, most companies have launched with the following strategy:

A) Get early adopters

B) Everyone else will follow the early adopters.

That’s great, if you were selling the next big thing in music, where trends start with industry influencers and trickle down to the mainstream. In new hardware products, though, the barrier to entry for the mass market is much higher, and therefore, the ‘early adopters’ that matter might not be the ones that back products on crowdfunding sites, but rather, more familiar sources like friends, family, and social networks.

A group of researchers from Oxford, Harvard, and other universities recently conducted a study of the influence of Facebook on purchase decisions, concluding that overall, people are more likely to follow the purchase behavior of their social networks than what consumer review sites say is the best service. Until you get your product in the hands of people who actually influence the purchase decisions of early mass market consumers, you’re going to be stuck with a small number of ‘early adopters’ as your core audience.

  1. You Have to Finalize Your Product Before It’s Finalized

When you design a crowdfunding campaign, you have to have a strong sense of what the final, finished product will be, well in advance of when you’re planning on shipping. This means you are publicly presenting future potential features and functionality, with the hope that with a successful crowdfunding campaign, you’ll be able to deliver. These things are tough to project. Without meticulous planning, significant research, and some luck, your product is going to iterate fairly significantly right up until the moment you ship it. If not managed carefully, crowdfunding campaigns can end up locking you into a set of features for a particular price that you are ultimately unprepared to deliver.

  1. Most Crowdfunded (Hardware) Products Don’t Ship On Time

Building products is hard. Doing pre-orders before you’ve fully built out the final specs, figured out the manufacturing process, contracted everything out, etc. is even harder. And when you can’t prepare for how many preorders you’re going to get from crowdfunding, it’s really hard to be prepared for what comes next. So what typically happens is, you throw up a speculative date on your crowdfunding page for 6-9 months into the future based on projected milestones and sales figures. But in reality, these are guesstimates at best, meaning you are putting significant pressure on yourself and your team to produce a product in a finite window. Unless you are certain what the final product will look like, including tech specs, bill of materials, and manufacturing process, you’re going to have an incredibly hard time shipping the product on time (if at all). There’s a reason that IndieGogo recently started testing crowdfunding insurance for projects that fail to deliver — backers are concerned with the legitimacy of the companies and products they are funding.

And delivering a product late has serious impact for future buyers. It plants doubt in the minds of your purported ‘evangelists,’ those early backers who you expected to drive demand through word of mouth. And more importantly, it gives your new target audience a reason to not buy from you — if you haven’t succeeded in shipping your product on time, why should they trust that you can get the product right at all?

  1. Crowdfunding Is a Race to the Bottom

Most crowdfunding campaigns provide backers with significant incentives and/or discounts for backing a project. That’s great for gaining trust and building a strong relationship with your first buyers. Long term, though, it sets a precedent for how you want to price your product. It doesn’t force you to price at a particular level, but you’ll need to explain to Home Depot or Best Buy why they are paying a premium on your product when six months ago you sold it for significantly less. Again, it’s not an automatic killer, but it is another thing you’ll have to think about before launching your crowdfunding campaign so you don’t kill your chances of getting strong distribution deals down the road.

  1. Mo Money, Mo Problems

Success is the hardest thing to plan for. When you launch your crowdfunding campaign, you try to set a realistic goal and then project other scenarios out, both good and bad. But ultimately, it’s impossible to know how many pre-orders you’re going to get. If you do an awesome job and do 10x your goal, that means you have to deliver something like 10x the amount of product, as well. And since we’ve already discovered that you haven’t finalized your manufacturing process and bill of materials, that’s a huge problem. Figuring out how to ship 1,000 units is one thing, but 10,000+ is a whole different set of considerations.

The reality is, any hardware startup is going to have to deal with these problems in some form. The point is not to avoid them completely (that’s not possible), but rather to minimize their impact on your product development and marketing strategy. Crowdfunding can be a great way to gain traction with a particular set of customers and garner press from industry outlets. But to succeed long term, you need to make sure that you have accounted for the kinds of problems that only present themselves after the fact.

Success doesn’t come from a 30-day spike from Kickstarter or IndieGogo, but long-term, methodical planning that accounts for how you’re going to attract the right audience and provide a product that delivers on its promises. This isn’t an attempt to discourage you from crowdfunding, but rather, a resource for realizing that when crowdfunding ends, the real work to stay relevant and successful is just beginning.

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I just came accross a great website, its called BitPieces. Its not just another crowdfunding platform, it actually gives funders the ability to buy and sell their “pieces”, sort of like shares in a stock market.

I think is a revolutionary concept and I wanted to give our readers the ability to be part of it. So, I posted 100 pieces of this Blog on Bitpieces!

This is, by nature, a Community Blog, so what better way to express it than given the community the ability to actually own part of the blog!

So here is the link to our blogs pieces!

PS: I am also sending this post for verification purposes. 

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Countdown to TDCs crowdfunding starting on Jan 1, 2014
December 19, 2014 | Day Six: Positions & Government rankings

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When the Divine Order of Sanctity came into being, mortals were required to obtain a magical education and become certified if they wanted to legally be able to do magic. In the beginning, there were new categories nor classes for magic users to fall into, but as demon hunting teams and guilds began to become popular after graduation, the Order passed a new bill that required magic users to identify themselves as a specific battle class.

Soon enough, education began to focus on the training of these positions and in the past three hundred years, they have become a staple in Olin culture. All positions are universal, meaning if you are a trained striker in Escia, you are able to work as a striker in Corica as well as the standard is the same.

The classes are all categories with their own individual breakdowns:

Striker
Strikers are front line soldiers, typically of varying categories. Each specific subcategory is identifiable through the striker logo in a specific colour.

  • Saber. Fighters who use blunt melee weapons in battle. [red]
  • Gunner—gunslinger. Light weight hand guns (gunblades included) [navy], heavy busters. Heavy machine guns typically propped up on a shoulder or the ground. [black]
  • Blader—dragoon. fighters equipped with long-range blades.  [burgundy], swordsman. fighters equipped with sharp melee weapons [brown]
  • Soldier. Run of the mill class, typically used for numbers of soldiers needed on the battlefield. [grey]

Keeper
Keepers are the protectors of other fighters who may not be able to protect themselves. For example, most medics have one Keeper as it’s important that the healer is available for all wounded comrades. 
Each specific subcategory is identifiable through the keeper logo in a specific colour.

  • Guardian. Protectors of clients, pilots, or couriers [burgundy]
  • Paladin. Protectors of those in the Vitality category. [grey]

Vitality
Vitals are extremely important members of the team as they are typically the saviours of the hostages, healers, purifies, seers, and amplifiers/saboteurs.

  • Purifier. A person with purifying magic to rid the area or victim of any demonic poison. [grey]
  • Medic. A person with sacred magic powers or natural healing abilities to heal comrades on the battle field [yellow]
  • Saviour. A person who sets out to save the hostages or victims from the threat. [pink]
  • Seer. An individual who can see into the future and warn comrades about the dangers of an upcoming mission [purple]
  • Amplifier/Saboteur. A magic user who can use their abilities to enhance their comrades strength, speed, or protect them with magical barriers. On the flip side they can decrease their foes strength, speed, and dismantle magical barriers. [turquoise]

Sniper
Snipers are long-ranged combatants who can either go unseen by fighting from an non-visible location or are simply exceptionally fast and stealthy.

  • Marksman. Sharp-shooters trained in assassination techniques and one-hit kill techniques. They are typically never seen.  [black]
  • Seeker. Information finders specialized in espionage and reconnaissance. [red]
  • Slayer. A specialized demon-slayer type. They use weapons made of only demon bones and properties. They are considered hunters. [burgundy]

Savant
Savants are non-fighting individuals and are focused on the various sciences. The reason why they are included in the Orders category system is because savants typically use their knowledge for magical application.

  • Physical—physics [deep blue], chemistry [cream]
  • Life—biology: zoology [gold], human bio [burgundy], botany [light green]
  • Alchemy—transmutation [dark purple], potions [light purple]
  • Earth—ecology [forest green], oceanography [sea green], geology [dark green], meterology [brown]
  • Social—law [black], psychology [white], linguistics [grey], philosophy [light blue]

Pilot
Pilots are simply those who have been trained in piloting airships. They are included in the category simply because most teams must have an airship and a pilot.

Machinist
Machinists are those who have extensive knowledge about magitech and know how to work it.

  • Hacker. Those who are able to bypass mainframes and get into heavily protected websites and access coded information. [grey
  • Engineer. Those with the ability to build machines and take them apart. They are typically the builders of airships and various magitech creations. [green]

Annex
Those in the Annex category do not need any sort of specialized training or education. They are simply miscellaneous members who work as information brokers for money or couriers. If they work for the Order they are required to wear the badge. White for info brokers and black for couriers.

When the education became universal, the Order created the Universal Ranking System also known as the U.R.S. Ranks are the overall estimate of an individuals strength and ability. It is an average of the entirety of a persons skill (strength, speed, stamina, knowledge & control). These ranks are to be included on resumes and school applications. Ranks go from F, D, C, B, A, AA, S, SS. There are five more ranks after SS however they are not to be legally obtained by commoners and are reserved only for the Royal Guard, Royal Family, and Sentinel Families of each nation. These ranks are known as X, XX, ALPHA, BETA, ALPHA & SIGMA. Not everyone is legally ranked, as not everyone has obtained a magical education, so their rank as stated by the government could be inaccurate in terms of their actual strength and ability.

There is another ranking system used for sentinel family members, demigods, and descendants of ancestors called God Blood Rank. God Blood is directly correlated to the idea of Mana pathways, as higher traces of God Blood in the blood stream allows for stronger magic abilities and usage.

  • GOD BLOOD RANK: Platinum (80 - 100% of blood), Gold (60 - 79% of blood),  Silver(40 - 59% of blood), Bronze (20 - 39% of blood)
Jugando con los filósofos... ¿Jugamos?

Jugando con los filósofos… ¿Jugamos?

La entrada de hoy es para presentaros dos iniciativas para divertirnos con la filosofía y, al mismo tiempo, aprender.

La primera que os voy a presentar es la de Miguel Santa Olalla (www.boulesis.com):

Los valores del pensamiento es un juego, actualmente en estado de micro-mecenazgo o crowdfunding y hasta el 20 de diciembre -¡¡¡CORRED QUE SÓLO QUEDAN 15 DÍAS, 15!!!-.
¿Y de qué va esto?
“El objetivo…

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After #FestivalDressCode on soutient les #frenchdesigner #regram @beparisian
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Lancement cette semaine du projet de campagne de financement participatif retenu par KissKissBankBank. Comptons sur vous pour soutenir et partager cette campagne, et participer au développement de la marque BE PARISIAN. Merci par avance à vous tous ! #parisienne #crowfunding #financement #financementparticipatif #paris #businessangels #mood #fashion #beparisian

F1 | Il crack Caterham potrebbe aprire le porte a Renault

F1 | Il crack Caterham potrebbe aprire le porte a Renault

Per Caterham il “giorno x” potrebbe essere domani. 
Domani infatti si deciderà il destino del team anglo malese, travolto da una serie di vicende tragicomiche che hanno portato a saltare un paio di gare, causa esaurimento fondi.

Il team era rientrato per l’ultima gara di Abu Dhabi grazie ad un attività di crowfunding che ha fruttato alle casse del tam di Leafield un totale di 2,4 mln di euro. Il…

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Fondeadora, el emprendimiento latino de 2014 [Pila de Oro] *Javier Fernandez Auditor*

Los lectores de FayerWayer han hablado y eligieron a la plataforma de crowfunding como la mejor del año. A tres años de iniciar operaciones en México y manenerse vigente, Fondeadora se abrió a otros mercados de América Latina antes de concluir el 2014.

El “emprendimiento mexicano de emprendimientos”funciona de un modo similar a Kickstarter. Subes tu proyecto, defines el monto a financiar y lo promocionas con todo mundo para que se vuelva realidad. A diferencia de otras plataformas como Indiegogo, Fondeadora requiere que tu proyecto se fondee al 100% para acceder al dinero.

Fondeadora le ha ganado por escaso porcentaje a Cumplo, un emprendimiento chileno también enfocado a financiamiento e inversión entre personas. La terna se completa con Mejorando.la, quien quedó un poco rezagada en la votación.

Los resultados finales son

  • Fondeadora - 35,1%
  • Cumplo - 33,39%
  • Mejorando.la - 19,99%
  • Voze - 7,4%
  • Grillo - 2,47%
  • CartoDB - 2%

La Pila de Oro al emprendimiento latino ha sido una de las categorías más populares de nuestra premiación anual. Gracias a todos por participar.





Javier Fernandez
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