Blogmouth Year in Review 2010

The end of the year is a good time to reflect over the last year. 2010 was a water shed year, California held a election for governor, the TSA tightened security at airports, a massive health care bill was signed into law by President Obama, the war on terror continued and started to change focus from Osama to American travelers. All said and done, it was a good year. To help celebrate here are some of my favorite posts from 2010.

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Micro-lending and Fund Raising

Microcredit is not a new idea, Muhammad Yunus has innovated on the principles of giving people a small loan for them to start their own small business since the mid 1970’s. But with the advent and success of movements such as Open Source, Creative Commons, and Social Networks people have formed a perfect storm conditions in the microfinance industry. Here is a short list of key microfinace websites that have a unique spin on helping individuals and organizations to raise the funds they need to achieve their goals.

  • Profounder – Raise capital for a business or startup while building a community.
  • Kickstarter – Used by creative types to raise money to fund art projects and new businesses.
  • Crowdrise – Celebrity backed charity fund raising platform.
  • Kiva – One of the first socially motivated micro-lending sites.