If you want to raise money for your own charitable endeavour or creative project, crowdfunding is the white hot way to do it.
Late last fall, Kevin Lawton, author of The Crowdfunding Revolution, reported in the Huffington Post that crowdfunding is now so pervasive that “more than 175 crowdfunding sites exist online” with what seems like “new ones popping up every other day.”
The following six crowdfunding sites have gleaned maximum buzz:
Kickstarter.com is focused on the creative projects of artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, illustrators, etc.
IndieGoGo.com is a platform that can be used by anyone living anywhere in the world.
ProFounder.com going appeal to entrepreneurs serious about growing their business.
RocketHub.com offers an opportunity for all creatives to harness the power of the crowd.
Quirky.com is a social product development company.
Catwalkgenius.com is a site where you choose independent fashion designers whose work you admire, financially invest in their newest collection and share in sales revenues.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.