SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the first company to bring business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, has announced a new partnership with International Day for Dreamers (http://www.dayfordreamers.com/). The goal is to activate "DreamFunding" and support the 2nd Annual lnternational Day for Dreamers, invented in 2012 by Ozioma Egwuonwu, an instructor of "Developing and Implementing Ideas" at Columbia University and CEO and founder of BurnBright Lifeworks, Inc. For every dream project started through CrowdIt on August 24, the company will donate half of its fees to support the creation of "Dream Academy Workshops" for communities in need.
"Never underestimate the power of human passion or the belief in an idea to transform our lives, our communities and the world," explained Egwuonwu. "We must evolve as a global society and realize that it's not about chasing after our dreams; it's about seeing dreams as innovation and running with them. We must learn the craft of taking our ideas and bringing them into reality through inspired action. As we move forward with our dreams, it's become increasingly important that we implement them in ways that benefit the world. We are excited that CrowdIt is our DreamFunding partner, providing opportunities for people to obtain financial support and overcome challenges that hinder their ability to achieve."
CrowdIt itself is a strong believer in the International Day for Dreamers and in Egwuonwu's goal of bringing people from all over the world together to participate in a transformational experience that will support them in changing their lives, businesses and communities for the benefit of the world. The company is pledging to help raise money for the creation of one of Egwuonwu's own projects – a series of Dream Academy Workshops that helps communities in need learn innovative strategies for turning their dreams into reality. DreamDay 2013 also lands a few days prior to the 50th anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963. For more information, please visit (http://www.dayfordreamers.com/dreamfunding/) and take the dream challenge (http://www.dayfordreamers.com/why-dreams/).
"Everyone has a dream, but what marks a person's impact on the world is the positive change he or she creates within a community, not the financial measure of their accomplishment," said Jason Graf, CEO of CrowdIt. "Along with Ozioma and the International Day for Dreamers community, we believe in the influence that one person and an idea can have – it's our shared passion to nurture the possibilities and help dreams grow into reality."
To learn more about CrowdIt or to embark upon your own dream journey, visit (http://www.crowdit.com).
Based in Springfield, MO, CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com) is the first company to bring business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience. Unlike first-generation crowdfunding sites, CrowdIt offers more than a place to raise capital. It is a community of Dreamers, Believers and Suits who believe in the power of an idea, passion or project. CrowdIt presents an end-to-end crowdfunding community that promotes success after funding, through networking, peer review and expert advice. A start-up, CrowdIt is privately held and backed by venture capital firm Baron VC. For more information, please visit (www.crowdit.com).
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