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Tamara Habib has launched a new crowdfunding site that allows people to raise money after experiencing a disaster, most often a house fire.

Tamara explains, “The majority of families fundraising on Firelily were impacted by house fires, an event in which there is little help to recover. Firelily’s recovery guide, Rebuilding After Disaster, was downloaded over 3,000 times in it’s first four days on their website.”

The site offers some innovative features, Tamara says. “Firelily provides a donor matching function; it’s kind of like online dating, but we connect fundraiser to potential donors based on common interests. Firelily is the only crowdfunding website that verifies the information of its fundraisers to ensure the utmost accuracy.”
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“Capitalism has transformed the modern world, but it has also evolved greatly over the last hundred years,” said Cotopaxi CEO Davis Smith. “I’m a believer that capitalism and businesses can be a force for good in the world. We need more businesses that think beyond their bottom line – that look to how they can give back to people and planet.”

“As business leaders, we have a responsibility to give back through our businesses,” he concluded.

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The SEC recently issued new rules for offerings under Regulations A, creating a two tier system that allows issuers to raise up to $50 million without facing all of the requirements of a public offering but potentially providing some of the benefits.

To help readers understand the nuances of the new regulations, I’ve assembled three experts to explain the issues and implications of the new regulations.

Sara Hanks, CEO of CrowdCheck, says, “Regulation A is going to be an effective way for early-stage companies to raise funds from a wide variety of investors.”

“Reg A can’t be done without experienced lawyers, but they don’t have to be expensive,” she adds.

Highlighting the complexities of the law, Hanks notes, “The issuer’s ability to ‘test the waters’ and find out whether there will be any interest in its offering before it spends money on advisors is one of the most helpful aspects of Tier 2 of Reg A. Too bad it doesn’t work for Tier 1.”

“Issuers have to understand the audit requirements for Tier 2. It’s not just the need for audited financials, but they have to be in the format required by Regulation S-X. And the SEC only accepts ‘clean’ audit reports,” she concludes.
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Cristi Hegranes is out to change the world using journalism as a development tool.

After being assigned as a foreign correspondent and seeing editorial decisions being made on the other side of the world by editors who thought they understood better than she just what the story actually was when she was on the ground seeing the story unfold, she decided not only that there had to be a better way but that she’d create it.

She created the Global Press Institute, the Global Press Journal and the Global Press New Service to train reporters, publish their articles and syndicate them, respectively.

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John Taft, the CEO of RBC Wealth Management US and a frequent guest here on my show, has compiled the thoughts of some of Wall Street’s elite discussing how its power can be used for the greater good in a new book, A Force For Good. [Note: An RBC Wealth Advisor sponsored my conference, GoodCrowd14.]

The book includes chapters written by Robert Shiller, Sheila Bair, Charles Ellis, Jack Bogle, Judd Gregg, Barbara Novick and David Blood. These power players describe the role of enlightened finance and its potential to drive good in society.

Taft explains, “Enlightened finance is informed by hope. It is about innovating to solve problems and asking what finance can do to help make the world a better place.”

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  • Self Employed
    Speaker and Author, 2012 - present
  • South China University of Technology
    Professor, 2011 - 2012
  • MonaVie
    Chief Financial Officer, 2008 - 2011
  • Thorpe Capital Group
    Managing Director, 2000 - 2007
  • USANA Health Sciences
    Treasurer, 1996 - 199
  • New York State Electric & Gas
    Accounting Intern, 1992 - 1993
  • USTAR
    Managing Director, 2007 - 2008
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Guangzhou, China - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spokane, Washington - Ithaca, New York - Centreville, Virginia - Provo, Utah
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Championing social good.
Introduction
Devin Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being “let go” from the best job he’d ever had—as the Chief Financial Officer of the multinational food and beverage company MonaVie—he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he’d always wanted yet hadn’t dared dream. Now, as an author, a popular guest speaker and Forbes contributor, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good. His current life isn’t much like his past. As an entrepreneur, Devin ran—at separate times—a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company.  He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions. Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship during Governor Jon Huntsman’s administration. Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006.  He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business. Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail.  Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).
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  • Cornell University
  • University of Utah
  • Central Valley High School
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