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Week 5: Funding Sources and Web/Interactive Projects

Funding Sources: More sources are at The Fund Raising Glossary

Endowments – a gift, grant, or bequest made to a nonprofit. Can also refer to a fund that is made up of gifts and bequests that are subject to a requirement that the principal be maintained intact and invested to create a source of income for an organization. Donors may set up an endowment to fund a specific interest, or a nonprofit’s governing body may set up an endowment. For either scenario, such an endowment requires that the principal remain intact in perpetuity, for a defined period of time, or until sufficient assets have been accumulated to achieve a designated purpose.

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Guest Speaker: Justin P. Moore -April 11, 2013.

The Kickstarter Economy: How to Use the Power of Crowdfunding and Social Media to Turn Your Creative Project Ideas Into a Reality
Speaker: Justin P. Moore
Thursday April 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM
AUR’s Arianna Auditorium

jpm_eire2010_1618_700Based in Berlin since 2001, American artist, designer, world traveler, and food-lover Justin P. Moore will share his secrets of crowd-funding success via Kickstarter with the AUR community. In 2013 he successfully funded, published, and produced his highly-acclaimed vegan cookbook, “The Lotus and the Artichoke -Vegan Recipes from World Adventures.” His successful online campaign reached 220% of its initial fundraising goal, was a featured project on Kickstarter’s home page, and was represented in Time Magazine’s recent October 2012 article, “The Kickstarter Economy.” Visit his project page here.

Justin’s creation, “The Lotus and the Artichoke” features over 100 vegan recipes inspired by his travels and culinary adventures around the world. The cookbook focuses on the fusion of culinary styles from East and West and celebrates global traditions as well as new kitchen creativity beyond all borders. The lecture will delve into the topics of crowd-funding basics, which projects are good candidates for crowd-funding, how to create a successful campaign, using social media, finding a target audience, expectations and obligations, and more. Rumor also has it that vegan treats will be available for the audience to sample afterwards.

Guest Speaker: Paola Richard -Journalist, Media Relations Expert, Campaign Coordinator (March 27, 2013)

After five years at Tor Vergata University in Rome – Italy, where she majored in Marine Biology, Paola Richard became an expert in environmental communication and media relations, working as a journalist, information officer and campaign coordinator for national and international organizations, the Italian Ministry of Environment, NGOs and the Information and Communication Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP).

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Guest Speaker: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro (March 13, 2013 in Arianna Auditorium at 12:30PM)

Mark Fonseca Rendeiro aka Bicyclemark; Portuguese-American, alternative journalist and independent podcast producer specializing in online journalism, social movements and global conflicts. 

Cairo, Egypt - 2012

Cairo, Egypt – 2012

In the year 2000 I started writing news commentary and reviews under the internet name bicyclemark, a name I was given for my preferred transportation back in New Jersey.  By 2001 I was working in Portugal when I founded the original incarnation of citizenreporter.org, then called bicyclemark’s communique. Later that year I moved to Amsterdam, where my interests turned to daily blogging with a focus on creative writing and news analysis. Continue reading

Hacktivism (Ayse Ozbay)

oai4T2VdpGmOPw7Ej9HK89XrLyAHacktivism is defined as the use of illegal digital tools in pursuit of political ends. In other words – as is evident by the word itself – it is hacking computers and computer networks for activism purposes. The term was first coined in 1996 by a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker collective named Omega. Hacktivists claim that the proper use of technology can lead to the same, if not more effective, results like those of protests, civil disobedience and activism.
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Imagine Ourselves by Naomi Bar


Imagine Ourselves is an online exihibition which concentrates on the question of “What defines our generation of Women?”. Continue reading

The Girl Effect (Shakira Mongul)

The Girl Effect is an organization that goals to better the lives of young women all over the world extract themselves from the vicious cycles they so often are forced into. The Girl Effect helps young women, usually once they’ve reached the age of twelve, to stay in school. If they are able to stay in school, these girls have a better chance of avoiding child-marriages, giving birth to sickly children, falling into a life of prostitution to support her children and thus contracting and spreading the AIDS virus. The Girl Effect calls this cycle “The Ripple Effect.” This organization also aims to abolish what they refer to as the “Top Ten” buriers that prevent girls from growing into young women capable of supporting themselves and their families.
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Kiva “Loans that Change Lives”-Luana Perez

Kiva is a non-profit organization started in 2004 that connects loans with entrepreneurs in developing countries through the lending of individuals. These entrepreneurs include: farmers, general store owners, restaurant workers and food production. Anyone can lend a donation to whichever entrepreneur they choose to pick. Continue reading

Go Green Initiative: by Claire Moskowitz

When the “Go Green” trend in the U.S. exploded a few years back, countless numbers of websites popped up to assist citizens. Continue reading

Guest Speaker: Eduardo Navas -Artist, Curator, Editor

Eduardo Navas researches the crossover of art, culture, and media. His production includes art & media projects, critical texts, and curatorial projects. He has presented and lectured about his work and research in various places throughout the Americas and Europe.

Navas collaborates with artists and institutions in various countries to organize events and develop new forms of publication. He has been a juror for Turbulence.org (Boston) in 2004, Rhizome.org (NYC) in 2006-07, as well as Creative Capital (NYC) in 2008. He is founder and was contributing editor of Net Art Review (2003-05), and is co-founder of newmediaFIX (2005 to present). Navas was gallery Coordinator at CALIT2, UC San Diego in 2008.

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