Crowdfunding – a Web 2.0 twist on what community fundraisers have always done?
Giving in a Digital World
MAY 15, 2009
There was quite a bit of talk of Crowdfunding in some of the sessions at this week’s IFC Online eConference and that reminded me of an article I was asked to write a while back for Professional Fundraising , the Monthly trade magazine for the sector in the UK, specifically about how online fundraisers might learn from commercial crowdfunding initiatives. It was a timely reminder, because the article has just been published online as well as in this month’s printed edition – so you can read the whole thing here (for free;-). There are a fast growing number of examples of great nonprofit crowdfunding sites coming from the US (e.g. Kiva , DonorsChoose , SocialActions ), UK (e.g. TheBigGive , SeeTheDifference ) and other parts of Europe ( PifWorld , JimmyTheManTours ). But I’d be really interested to hear from anyone who knows of any from further afield – especially Latin America or Asia Pacific regions? If you spot any examples, let me know. Tags: Online fundraising crowdfunding Bryan Miller DonorsChoose IFC Online Jimmy The Man Tours Kiva Pifworld See The Difference SocialActions The Big Give.