Tagged: civic

Neighbor.ly Sees What Could Be The Largest Civic Crowdfunding Project Ever For Kansas City Bike Stations

Ten crowdfunding campaigns. $1,420,000 in funding sought. Six weeks to go. One nonprofit with one goal: to put bike share stations all over Kansas City, Missouri. Civic crowdfunding platform Neighbor.ly is currently hosting ten crowdfunding campaigns that represent ten possible future locations for bike sharing… Read More

How A Rhode Island Town Used Crowdfunding For A Public Works Project

Central Falls, Rhode Island Director of Economic Development Shares Insights For Other Cities Looking To Crowdfund Public Projects In the wake of the financial crisis, budgets at all levels of government have tightened. Words like “sequester” are now a part of our common, everyday lexicon…. Read More

BRIEF: Ernst & Young Partners With Spacehive, London Councils To Support Crowdfunding

Ernst & Young is teaming with crowdfunding platform Spacehive and all of London’s 33 local authorities to support local projects. Spacehive just launched to the public after a stint in beta. The platform, which focuses on civic projects, expects to funnel millions of pounds into… Read More

Survive the Streets Crowdfunds to Help Homeless

Announces Campaign On Razoo to Improve Technology Platform New crowdfunding site Survive the Streets, piloting in Washington State, wants to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., where the need is immediate and the payoff results in moving people towards self-sufficiency.  Survive the Street focuses on… Read More

City of Springfield Crowdfunds for Route 66 Roadside Park

The Route 66 Roadside Park project was announced this past August by local officials, “Bringing New Life to an Old Street“.  The Springfield, Missouri,project claimed to be the first municipality to fund a project like this.  Now the crowdfunding platform which hosted the project, CrowdIt,… Read More

Rally Saint Louis Recognized for Crowdfunding, Crowdsourced Marketing Platform

Annual international conference The Place Marketing Forum has recognized Rally Saint Louis, the first-of-its-kind crowdsourced and crowdfunded regional marketing platform, for best practices in regional marketing and citizen engagement. Rally Saint Louis was cited as “Best Case” in the category of “New Place Marketing & Citizenship.” Co-founders… Read More

Crowdsourcing + Crowdfunding Lobbying Platform iLobby Unveils Beta Site

Menlo Park, California based iLobby has released a beta version of its grassroots-lobbying platform. The site describes their application as a  “Political Persuasion Platform”.   Founded in 2012, the site intends on catering to small businesses and trade associations. It offers an open community debate… Read More

+POOL Kickstarter Part 2 To Be Fully Funded

With 24 hours left in the campaign the +POOL seems certain to be fully funded, needing just a few thousand dollars to reach a goal of $250K. The +POOL project promises a pool that will float in the Hudson river, clean the river water and… Read More

Crowdfunding Community, Uruut Crowdfunding Platform Goes Live

Uruut, a crowdfunding platform that helps transform local communities, announced their public beta launch today.  Simultaneously they acknowledged receipt of $200,000 in seed funding for the crowdfunding portal. Atlanta based Uruut invited individuals, businesses and foundations to visit and contribute to their offerings via their unique crowdfunding technology. “Ten… Read More

Community Energy Power Scheme, Harlow Hydro, Hits Crowdfunding Goal

Harlaw Hydro Ltd., located outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, has hit their crowdfunding goal of £313,000 to finance a hydro electric energy plant in a unique twist in community crowdfunding.  The goal was reached via community participation in just 12 weeks. Back in the Spring of… Read More

Crazy Hudson River Pool Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign, Hopes For August 2013 Test Run

Family and PlayLab are two New York-based design firms that happen to share an office space. The two firms have put their heads together to try and build a crazy pool that will float in the Hudson river, clean the river water and allow New… Read More

Santa Monica Crowdfunds Summer SOULstice Events

The Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA) of Santa Monica has launched a fundraising campaign via local crowdfunding website When You Wish to raise $35,000 to support their 13th annual Supreme Summer SOULstice events. Through donations for sale from local businesses as well as generous… Read More

Gotta get a gig? Crowdfund your broadband network

Kickstarter has made quite a name for itself turning the business of fundraising on its ear. And made a lot of money as well for various projects — $119 million in its third year that ended in April of 2012. A Kansas City, Mo. company… Read More

Online startups are rallying citizens to revamp their neighbourhoods

NAMES, wedding dates and declarations of love cover the Luchtsingel, a new pedestrian walkway straddling a busy main road in central Rotterdam, a Dutch city. Asked by a website to help fund the project, locals paid €25 ($32) each for the right to etch a… Read More

Crowdfunding gives rise to projects truly in public domain

Pooling money for a cause online gets a new spin as small donors help lay the foundation for major municipal innovations, galvanizing communities. When money for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal ran short, publisher Joseph Pulitzer launched a call for donations in his New York… Read More

Enterprising Chicago Businesses to Benefit from Kickstarter’s New Seed Chicago

Kickstarter-mania has officially come to the City of Chicago. World Business Chicago and the mayor’s office has announced Tuesday morning they plan to team up to form Seed Chicago, “Chicago’s first curated Kickstarter page which will use crowdfunding to grow businesses and create jobs in… Read More

Can crowdfunding save city budgets?

There’s a new frontier in this online world of fundraising and it’s within our cities. With shrinking budgets and crumbling infrastructure, some say it’s time to hit the internet to find money to pay for bridges, parks even street lighting. Others worry, that crowdfunding civic… Read More

Philadelphia Uses ‘Crowdfunding’ to Complete Civic Projects

City Hall is leveraging an innovative idea to fund community projects and gain citizen involvement. The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Urban Agriculture Program has a new initiative kicking off this summer — an intergenerational garden at the Rivera Recreation Center, located in the 3200… Read More

CitySourced Launches ZenFunder for Civic Crowdfunding

CitySourced, a civic engagement platform, announced today the release its newest product, ZenFunder, at the 2013 LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. ZenFunder is a civic crowdfunding platform that allows citizens and the government to collaboratively fund local community improvement projects. Anyone can propose a new… Read More

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