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An Introduction to Crowdfunding [Infographic]
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An Introduction to Crowdfunding [Infographic]

Driven in part by the explosion of vibrant social-networking media, the crowdfunding sensation now stretches to the far reaches of the globe. Fostering creativity, philanthropy, and growth, crowdfunding sites have fundamental social and economic impact, and are altering the allocation of capital.

This great new infographic — commissioned by the crowdfunding site PleaseFund.Us in collaboration with Crowdsourcing.org — provides insights into crowdfunding including:

  • Its definition
  • Trends
  • Geographic prevalence
  • Number and location of crowdfunding sites
  • Launch dates
  • Types of crowdfunding models and the evolution of funding ideologies
  • Stimuli and triggers
  • Success stories
  • Crowdfunding and social media

The Infographic was created by Sandfishdesign.co.uk – contact: Dorothy Sanders

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 An Introduction to Crowdfunding

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  • Guest Jonny Nov 15, 2011 09:10 pm GMT

    WOW nice infographic! I never realised there were so many different crowdfunding websites worldwide!!

  • Jeffrey Bodwin Jeffrey Bodwin Nov 16, 2011 07:12 pm GMT

    And there are many different types of projects being funded including SCIENCE!! The #SciFund Challenge is going on right now, 49 scientific research projects attempting to raise funds for and awareness of real, hands-on scientific research. http://www.rockethub.com/projects/scifund

  • Jade Magnet Jade Magnet Nov 17, 2011 05:55 pm GMT

    Nice one!

  • Guest Aggie Manders Dec 05, 2011 10:33 am GMT

    Very nice article. Have also a look at the online donation platform https://www.4just1.com started in the Netherlands.

  • Guest Guillaumedesclee Dec 07, 2011 08:36 am GMT

    Crowdfunding will have an amazing development in the coming years. In March 2012, http://www.mymicoinvest.com will be launched, Mymicroinvest is an equity based crowdfunding platform focussing on high potential startups. You can already support and vote for for innovative startups on the website. Hope you will like! Please send us your feedback!

  • Guest Sophie Jan 31, 2012 03:46 pm GMT

    What a great Infographic!
    I really wanna use some facts in my paper for the university... can you tell me where I can find some facts about this study, so that I can proof, that this study is science enough. Thank you a lot!

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