Crowdfunder, Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and other crowdfunding options

Five Iron Frenzy on KickstarterIn the olden days of pagers and VHS tapes, when you needed help with tuition you might hop on the landline to dial up your grandparents. If you were planning a trip abroad, you could comb through your Rolodex to shake down friends who still owed you money. If you needed cash to record your band’s album, you played one low-paying gig after another and pinched pennies.

But in the era of social media, crowdfunding is the latest incarnation of that age-old custom of asking for financial help. Thanks to the seemingly endless Internet, your petition for assistance can be reposted, re-Tweeted and linked in e-mails, newsletters and blogs. Your cause can spill beyond your personal network into the world at large.

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