Crowdsourcing has become one of the main ways for independent artists to fund projects they can’t quite afford on their own. From musicians to clothing designers, and filmmakers to fine artists, sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have allowed thousands to raise the money they’ve needed to complete projects.
With so many finding success using crowdsourcing to fund projects, a new breed of investment seekers has emerged: celebrities. Examples are:
Former reality-star-turned-designer Whitney Port was asking for donations to fund her upcoming fashion line, set to debut at New York Fashion Week;
Whoopi Goldberg put out a call to raise $65,000 to fund her documentary about legendary comedian Moms Mabley;
Powerhouse author and blogger Seth Godin used Kickstarter to raise nearly $300,000 for his upcoming book (he was attempting to raise $40,000), The Icarus Deception.
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.