This Couple May Have Invented Modern Crowdfunding - GlobalGiving - #667
Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2upxsGo. When Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle, 57, launched what became GlobalGiving back in the late 1990s, the term “crowdfunding” was not in use—and wouldn’t come into vogue for nearly a decade. These two are clearly on the short list of candidates for those who can credibly make the claim to have invented internet-based crowdfunding. Today, the term crowdfunding means many things to many people. All those things have in common the idea of gathering funds from many people and most of those meanings include the use of the internet as a central feature. GlobalGiving gathers donations for international nonprofits. According to Kuraishi, who married Whittle while both were working at the World Bank, before leaving together to launch the site, “GlobalGiving has delivered $332 million to nearly 20,000 projects in 170 countries supporting community-led projects since 2002. We've also helped 780,000 donors find vetted nonprofits.” Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2upxsGo. Check out my free webinar where I share the secrets of successful nonprofit crowdfunding at http://crowdfundingforsocialgood.org.