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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 is a funding platform for creative projects.Learn more!


The world’s funding platform. Go fund yourself.


Rally: Turn Fans into Fundraisers

Raise money for what matters.

Share your story. Reach new people.


RocketHub: The world's crowdfunding machine






Top 22 Free Fundraising Apps


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


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.



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