2,524 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Two University of Chicago researchers are looking to address the threat of deaths caused by antibiotic resistance. And they’re asking the crowd for help.
Managing a large community of users is no easy endeavor -- just ask a community manager at any crowd-powered company. Local Motors, a co-creation firm, is seeing whether it can apply the lessons learned in its crowdsourcing field to crowdfunding by launching a campaign to fund a motorized bike.
Before Amazon's flying delivery drones captured the internet's collective attention, a flying machine of another sort went viral on Kickstarter. We feature PowerUp 3.0, a smartphone-controlled paper airplane module, which is well on its way to breaking the $1 million mark.
Crowdfunding consultant Rose Spinelli discusses crowdfunding campaigns for veterans: a seemingly great way to give back before the holidays that (for the most part) hasn't taken off. Spinelli writes in to discuss the "Golden Circle," a concept developed by Simon Sinek that can help put the military-related campaigns on a path to victory.
In what’s become a yearly White House tradition, President Obama pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday afternoon. For the second year in a row, the crowd voted on which turkey would get the official pardon. Turkey lovers could vote on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. This year, the proud strutting, corn munching, Beyoncé listening Popcorn got the crowd’s vote over his competitor Caramel.
Thomas Jullien, a French art director, recently created a short video using over 850 photos taken from Instagram. The two minute film takes viewers from Paris, through New York and Berlin, and all the way to Sydney, Australia, with a few other stops in between.
Once again, NASA is tapping into the power of the crowd via a strategic partnership. This time, the space agency is pairing with a company that’s very familiar with crowd dynamics: Planetary Resources, which raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter this summer to launch a space telescope that’s available to amateur astronomers.
Crowdsourcing is being used in many different ways, from solving funding problems to generating new ideas on how to solve old challenges. Lina Thomsgard, founder of the Swedish non-profit Rättviseförmedlingen (Equalisters), thinks that the crowd can also help rid the world of gender inequality.
Looking for advice on how to make a truly unique and memorable crowdfunding pitch video? Rose Spinelli writes in with advice on how to make use of 'soft power' and connect with potential backers in a quirky way.
Roger Ebert, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, called empathy “the most essential quality of civilization.” Given how difficult it is for producers to raise money for their films, it’s quite appropriate, then, that the makers of the upcoming documentary about Ebert’s life are asking fans to open their wallets and help fund the film’s post-production.
The New York City Marathon is a big tourist draw for the Big Apple. One company that was looking forward to the event is Airbnb, which has a bit of a rocky relationship with city authorities. The company claims to have put $1 million in NYC-based hosts' pockets over the marathon weekend, and put out this infographic to commemorate the occasion.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, Cooley LLP sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR yesterday, demanding the company to stop “further editing the Wikipedia website unless and until [it has] fully complied with the terms and conditions outlined by the Wikimedia Community.”
GE is currently running a campaign to design Santa’s sleigh, and it’s asking the crowd for ideas. With the help of GrabCAD and Shapeways, GE is asking for 3D designs of the sleigh, as part of its #3DPrintMyGift initiative.
Shocked by this summer's Snowden leaks, many people expressed grave concern about the extent of the spying programs. A few set out to improve communications technology available to keep the prying eyes and ears out. And one person decided to create a site that crowdfunds bounties on the people responsible for the spying program, as well as other world leaders.
Want to learn more about how crowdsourced software testing works, and how to avoid potential pitfalls? Check out this free upcoming webinar, featuring Passbrains and Genpact.
Nonprofits often have a hard time attracting large grants -- the competition is severe, and the funds for charities scarce. One entrepreneur thinks he has a better model: lots of small contributions via crowd-powered auctions. We take a look at his platform, CharityTick.