Crowdsourcing is no longer considered to have an all-encompassing definition and definitely no longer is limited to “elementary-level tasks.” New “crowd” terms are popping up constantly, one of them being “crowdpurchasing.”
Crowdsourcers are generally motivated as the concept allows them to elicit large numbers of solutions via cheap labor. Benefits also include access to a wide array of talent and potentially better results than older methods. Large companies aren’t the only ones utilizing crowdsourcing either. The small business, government, and non-profit sectors have also jumped on the bandwagon.
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.