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SECFC13 Highlights Potential Impact of Crowdfunding

The inaugural Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference (SECFC13) was held at Snowbird, Utah on September 27, 2013. The event was hosted by Devin Thorpe (CrowdFundBeat Contributing Editor) and Richard Swart of UC Berkeley. David Boyce, CEO of Fundly, delivered the luncheon keynote, observing that the innovation of crowdfunding is beginning to disintermediate traditional nonprofits–those furthest removed from the impact. Dollars are instead going directly to people and causes working closest to the action and who are using crowdfunding to attract donations. David Boyce delivers his keynote address. Photo by Micaela Choo. Alan Hall, philanthropist and investor, kicked off the day with a morning keynote address to inspire participants to seek a higher purpose in entrepreneurship, to make a meaningful difference in the world. Alan Hall delivers his keynote address. Photo by Micaela Choo. Wendy Robbins, CEO of crowdfunding site, RedCapes said of the event, “Devin put on an amazing conference! Informative speakers…. genuine authentic people. .. great connections…. awesome food and snacks.. do whatever it takes to come next year.” Host Richard Swart visits with speakers Wendy Robbins, David Boyce and Sang Lee. Photo by Micaela Choo. Dyanne Christensen said, “This has been by far the best platform of information I have attended […]

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