Means of Exchange
Sharing approaches to reconnect communities
Means of Exchange
Using emerging technologies to build a resilience economy
Means of Exchange
Promoting a return to local resource use
Crowdfunding tools & resources
Crowd funding sites allow you to raise money for a project - anything from a book to a film, or the development of a new mobile phone - from the general public.
About the project
Kickstarter is an American-based private for-profit company founded in 2009 that provides tools to raise funds for creative projects via crowd funding through its website. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related projects. People cannot invest in Kickstarter projects to make money. They can only back projects in exchange for a tangible reward or one-of-a-kind experience, like a personal note of thanks, custom T-shirts, dinner with an author, or initial production run of a new product.
Crowdcube is an equity-based crowd funding platform that offers people equity in unlisted UK registered businesses in exchange for their investment. Developed as an alternative to Banks, Business Angel or Venture Capital funding, start-ups can use the Crowdcube platform to raise business finance from “The Crowd” to find investment.
Go Fund Me
GoFundMe is a crowd funding platform that allows people to raise money for events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. The company is based in San Diego, California and is one of the largest crowdfunding websites currently operating.
Microryza is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. Researchers can post their research projects to solicit donations. Microryza works on the all-or-nothing funding model. The backers are only charged If the research projects reach their donation target during a set time frame.
At Indiegogo, creating a campaign is simple. Tell people what you are doing, how they can help and what unique perks they’ll get for becoming contributors. You keep 100% ownership of your campaign and you don’t owe us a cent until you raise money. People all over the world use our industry-leading platform to raise millions of dollars for all types of campaigns. No matter what you are raising money for, you can start right now with no fee or application process.
A powerful online + offline accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems that connects your business to top entrepreneurs and investors in your area through online challenges & live pitch events. Your company gets visibility in your local community, helping you succeed in crowdfunding with our global network.
CrowdRise is about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it. CrowdRise is way more fun than anything else aside from being all nervous about trying to kiss a girl for the first time and her not saying something like ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’
If you’re an inventor, maker, or tinkerer of some kind then Quirky is a place to collaborate and crowdfund for donation-based funding with a community of other like-minded folks. Their site digs deeper into helping the process of bringing an invention or product to life, allowing community participation in the process.
Rockethub powers donation-based funding for a wide variety of creative projects. What is unique about RocketHub is their FuelPad and LaunchPad programs that help campaign owners and potential promotion and marketing partners connect and collaborate for the success of a campaign.
InvestedIn is a crowd funding website for fund raising projects and charity events such as walkathons and celebrity cause-based campaigns. InvestedIn is also a technology provider offering a white label crowdfunding platform for commercial and non-profit use.
Neighbor.ly is an American-based civic crowdfunding website. Neighbor.ly is similar to other crowdfunding platforms in that donors receive benefits such as perks/rewards/swag such as mugs, posters, stickers, t-shirts and tote bags. As it focuses on civic projects though, only municipalities can submit projects, though individuals can submit petitions for projects.