This post was originally produced for Forbes.
DreamFund.com is taking crowdfunding to a whole new level, by putting the donated funds into an FDIC insured savings account, allowing people to raise money through giving circles for their biggest dreams.
CEO Kent Plunkett says, “DreamFund started with two important beliefs: that people of all ages struggle to save for the things they strive for, whether that’s a great cause, an experience of a lifetime or an awesome purchase. The second part is that people are inherently generous, both in spirit and in money. Bringing those people together in an easy, affordable, and inspiring way to make dreams come true is the aim of DreamFund.”
CMO Peter Crosby adds, “Just this month alone, our site helped a teen pay for a trip to dance championships in Scotland, a charity get car seats for their clients with cerebral palsy, and a family raise the money to rebuild from a fire. I get to be part of that process every day, and it’s the best work of my life. I’m so grateful.”
On Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 Eastern, Plunkett and Crosby will join me for a live discussion about the companies innovative crowdfunding program. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
More about DreamFund:
DreamFund.com is the circle giving platform for important dreams. Through the Dreamer’s circles — family, friends, community, groups, etc. —DreamFund.com helps people of all ages raise and save the money they need for life-changing experiences, meaningful causes, and awesome purchases. DreamFund.com is the first and only crowdfunding site to offer the convenience of an FDIC-insured savings account, so not only can users raise money, they can save for even their biggest dreams.
Founded in 2013, DreamFund.com is headquartered in Wellesley, MA. For more information visit DreamFund.com.
Peter Crosby is Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Dreamer at DreamFund.com, the circle giving platform for important dreams. With a passion for pursuing his dreams and helping others achieve theirs, Peter has established a career as a marketer and communicator, taking several software companies from idea to reality. Prior to joining DreamFund.com, he worked as the Director of Product and Content Marketing for Constant Contact CTCT -0.17% and was fortunate enough to spend every day helping small business owners more effectively communicate with their customers. Peter has also worked as a professional actor and knows what it’s like to build a network of people who share and support your dream. He believes it’s all about getting people’s attention in a noisy world, and inspiring them with your story.
Kent Plunkett is the CEO of DreamFund.com, the circle giving platform for important Dreams. A serial entrepreneur, Kent has been founding and building innovative consumer Internet and software companies for two decades. Kent spent twelve years as founder and CEO of Salary.com which revolutionized access to compensation information and completed a successful initial public offering in 2007. He was also a pioneer in the internet yellow pages and white pages directory creating the category with InfoSpace and Pro CD and more recently, he built cloud backup and recovery firm Intronis into a category leader. Kent loves to develop disruptive new services that make our live’s better, bring them to market and grow the business behind the product. Kent is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Business School. He is a three time Inc. 500 CEO and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a competitive sailor.