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Some Innovative Ways to Fund Library Programs

I’ve been to a few presentations lately of innovative library programs that were funded through some social media crowdfunding websites.  They raised the money quickly and I thought that these were interesting methods to raise funds for innovation. They’re often free and easy to set up.

Here are a few I’ve heard about:

Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/

Fund&FollowCreativity

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects.Learn more!

IndieGoGo

http://www.indiegogo.com/

The world’s funding platform. Go fund yourself.

Rally

https://rally.org/

Rally: Turn Fans into Fundraisers

Raise money for what matters.

Share your story. Reach new people.

Rockethub

http://www.rockethub.com/

RocketHub: The world's crowdfunding machine

GoFundMe

http://www.gofundme.com/

 

Razoo

http://www.razoo.com/

 

 

Top 22 Free Fundraising Apps

http://www.appappeal.com/apps/fundraising

 

Some links to articles but you can search too:

11 Keys to Getting Your Project Funded on a Site Like Kickstarter or Indiegogo?

Crowdfunding 101: A Comparative Look at Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Razoo

http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/management/21146-crowdfunding-101-a-comparative-look-at-kickstarter-indiegogo-and-razoo.html

 

As long as you’re lawfully allowed to raise money, it seems worth a try to experiment with a couple of these.  Just do your homework.

Stephen

 

Posted on: December 13, 2012, 12:04 pm Category: Uncategorized