Tag Archives: Social Change

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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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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Make a Hub a Home

It’s a busy week at Buzzbnk – we’re welcoming three new projects to the site this week, and first up is charity Student Hubs who work with 14,000 students and 20 national NGOs in five universities to make sure that … Continue reading

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New this week: Sahara Botanicals

The inspirational founder of Sahara Botanicals, Stephanie Getson, is a 2011 Emerge Fellow at the Oxford-based Emerge Venture Lab and the latest entrepreneur to join the Buzzbnk community. Her mission is to create sustainable livelihoods in conflict-affected communities through the production … Continue reading

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Tabu Flo: New Video!

Check out Tabu Flo’s brand new video and find out more about this amazing breakdance crew creating social change in Uganda. They need your help to fund a documentary and to get to London for the opportunity of a lifetime…

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ColaLife: The Importance of Reaching the First Milestone

There’s excitement in the Buzzbnk office today as ColaLife have reached their first funding target of £3,000 achieving their first milestone! But the story doesn’t end there… With more than 5 months still left to go, they are carrying on crowd-funding to … Continue reading

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Do What Comes Naturally: Cooperate.

We are very excited to announce the appointment of  Douglas Atkin as a Non-Executive member of Buzzbnk’s Management Committee. He shares with us his first views on the power of cooperation.  Blog post by Douglas Atkin Darwin got it wrong. Actually, … Continue reading

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