Showing posts with label Crowdfunders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crowdfunders. Show all posts

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Wisdom of Crowd-Funders: What Motivates Cross-Border Private Development Aid?

Report | December 2013
 By: Raj M. Desai and Homi Kharas
(Introduction and conclusions, for full report follow the link at the end of the text)


In 2010, foundations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), religious groups and other charitable organizations in the United States contributed $39 billion to international development causes (Hudson Institute 2012). By comparison, $30 billion in US official development assistance (ODA) was disbursed during the same year. For US-based organizations, this represented a doubling of international private, voluntary development assistance over the past decade.

Crowdfunding In Europe: The Top 10 'Peer-to-Peer' Lenders

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and of The Soho Loft, a global financial media company with divisions in Conferences and Publishing.
Crowdfunders generally fall into different categories: equity, donation, reward, and debt. The last is also known as microfinancing — and commonly referred to in Europe as “peer-to-peer lending.” Here are the top 10 up-and-coming peer-to-peer lenders e making financial waves in Europe: