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Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.


Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD's curated Kickstarter page, which we'll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world.

3 Days to Go: LeeFest, A Music and Arts Festival Run Without Corporate Sponsors

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Lee Denny had a music festival in his backyard when he was sixteen years old and now, every year, he hosts a music and arts festival in England, featuring emerging artists at a farm, run by the community, without corporate sponsors. Support grassroots community events.

4 Days to Go: Mom Squad: Creating a Community of Those Who Have Lost Moms to Suicide

Children who lose their moms to suicide often don't have a community to turn to. Mom Squad has built a support system, and is committed to raising funds for grieving sons and daughters to be able to afford the costs of attending a suicide awareness vigil at the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk. Read more from co-founder Andrew Benedict-Nelson.

11 Days to Go: Documentary Film "Creative Despite War"

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Capturing four Afghani artists of different disciplines that are hoping to making positive change in their communities, "Creative Despite War" raises awareness about the creative community that has started to blossom in the country despite 30 years of conflict. Read more from filmmaker Juan Cruz.

18 Days to Go: Growing Home: Providing Fresh Produce and Job Training to Englewood, Chicago

With a new hoophouse, nonprofit Growing Home hopes to provide more gardening classes, job training, and produce to their community of Englewood, Chicago. Support enrichment in an urban community.

32 Days to Go: Good News Baltimore

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Aiming to focus on the positive stories of Baltimore, Maryland, Good News Baltimore producer Jamar Jones promotes solutions for local issues. Read more about how he's changing Baltimore's bad reputation here.

39 Days to Go: Public Art by the Public for Lynn, Massachusetts' Railroad

Nonprofit Centerboard is blowing up photographs by community members and placing them on MBTA's railroad bridge to bring pride and beauty into the city. Read more from co-founder Carla Scheri.

Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. Push progress forward, and do it for our collective good.

Click here to add crowdfunding projects you can care about to your To-Do list.

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