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doobies owner patti brett in front of her philadelphia dive bar, which she is trying to save with a gofundme me campaign

Philly Dive Bar Doobies Raises More than $27,000 In Two Days to Save Itself from Closing

When your average bar is about to go under, it just goes under. Oh, a handful of people will be sad. There may be a […]


Philadelphians Can Now Crowdfund Bucks County Cows

Philadelphia’s sharing economy got way more creative last week with the introduction of Crowd Cow, a startup that promises to deliver fresh beef right to […]

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Is Philly’s Biggest-Ever Kickstarter a $2.2 Million “Rip-Off” or Just Behind Schedule?

In the olden days — meaning ten years ago — if you had a great idea for an invention or product, you’d have to find […]

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Philly Mom Crowdfunds Divorce Against Husband Charged With Assaulting Her

Aja Beech is a 37-year-old mother of two from Fishtown who wants desperately to get away from her husband of seven years, construction worker Tobias […]


ROAR for Good Crowdfunded $267,000 in 30 Days … and You Can Too

A few months ago, Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony Gold launched one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns that the Philadelphia tech community has ever seen. […]

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FLOWCHART: A Handy Guide to the Wide World of Philly Crowdfunding

When the first couple crowd-funding requests popped up in my Facebook feed, I was a fan. It was hard not to be. Out of the […]

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Performance Artist Sebastian on His Kickstarter Campaign That’s Creating Lots of Buzz

When Philly performance artist Sebastian launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming project Showbiz: Active Terrorism, he had no idea that it would create such a […]

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Eric Frein Look-Alike Will Get a Car, Due to Crowdfunding

James Tully, the Pennsylvania man who was mistaken for Eric Frein more than 20 times while Frein was on the loose, is going to get […]


Pa. Man Has Been Mistaken For Eric Frein More Than 20 Times

Pity poor James Tully. The Monroe County man does not have a car and has to walk five miles to work. That’s enough of a […]

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Crowdfunding Has Consequences

Over two weeks this past summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge poured millions of gallons of frigid water over people’s heads and millions of dollars […]

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Paris Hilton’s $13,000 Dog Purchase Could Have Bought 315 Books for Philadelphia School Students

Last week, our own Victor Fiorillo reported on a crowdfunding campaign being conducted by a AP History teacher at Philadelphia High School for Girls to […]