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About buzzbnk

Buzzbnk is an online marketplace connecting social ventures with backers, supporters and cheerleaders. http://www.buzzbnk.org/

Reap what you Sow: Crowdfunding tips from School Farm CSA

School Farm Community Supported Agriculture, the UK’s only no-dig, certified-organic community farm, have successfully raised £13,675 as part of The A Team Challenge. Reaching their target of £6,800 through crowdfunding, meant that they secured matchfunding from The A Team Foundation. … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: CHARITIES COMPETE IN GROUND BREAKING NEW FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Ten charities from across England will be competing to engage their communities and supporters in a new form of fundraising. The Crowdfunding Challenge, which runs until November this year, pits ten very different organisations against each other to learn, experiment … Continue reading

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With Loan Funding through Buzzbnk, The Converging World break ground on site for their next 2 Wind Tubines

The Converging World (TCW), a UK registered charity raised a total of £188,415 via Buzzbnk as a series of two 5 year loans to complement traditional Bank funding. In early May, following the second successful round of fundraising through the Buzzbnk … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of crowdfunding

It has been a very busy past month for Buzzbnk – we have been very excited to visit so many social enterprise events in March and meet so many new faces, including in the South West (Plymouth, Totnes, Devon), East … Continue reading

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Buzzbnk wins one of 15 investments from NESTA and the Cabinet Office

Press Release For immediate release: February 15 2012 Buzzbnk wins one of 15 investments from NESTA and the Cabinet Office Buzzbnk, an online crowd-funding platform supporting charities and social enterprises, has been awarded a £50,000 investment from the £10million Innovation … Continue reading

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A Year In Review

In January 2011 Buzzbnk officially launched its website. One year and 26 successful projects later, we have helped ambitious individuals and organisations raise over £248,000. It’s been an epic twelve months. We had gather much information about crowdfunding before we … Continue reading

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Crowd-funding and movement-building

Eugenie Teasley, founder of Spark+Mettle, shares her tips on crowd-funding for first timers, and reflects on the benefits (but the struggle) of building a community of people around a cause. Crowd-funding is the easy option, right? No, but it is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Enabling Communities to Mobilise Funds for Community Enterprise

This is a recent post from Michael Norton, Co-founder of Buzzbnk for the Spring Project: http://www.spring-giving.org.uk/ Crowdfunding uses the internet to raise money. However it is more than just fundraising, as it: • Seeks to raise funds to make something very specific happen. • Is all … Continue reading

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CLICK2Change: a better world at your fingertips

An update from Michael Norton on his recent project on Buzzbnk: http://www.buzzbnk.org/mousebook Our appeal has reached its target. We raised the princely sum of £5,014.25, just exceeding our £5,000 target. It would have been a bit more, as I was … Continue reading

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Buzzbnk adds Facebook login feature plus other enhancements

With the latest update to our website on Saturday, June 25, Buzzbnk backers can now sign in via their Facebook accounts! We have also included new features to make it easier for project backers to spread the word about projects they … Continue reading

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