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About buzzbnk

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

Trillion Fund and Buzzbnk announce merger to create UK’s biggest social crowdfunding platform

For immediate release: Monday July 21 Buzzbnk, the UK’s first crowdfunding platform for the social enterprise sector and Trillion Fund, Vivienne Westwood’s renewable energy crowdfunding platform, have today announced a merger of the two businesses. With 14,000 users, the combined entity … Continue reading

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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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