Crowdfunding for the Common Good – How Does it Drive Social Change?
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Beyond using digital tools to raise money for a cause, what unique promise does crowdfunding hold to drive social change?
The New York Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy organized a panel discussion in January to explore this question, featuring nonprofit leaders representing four crowdfunding platforms: Benevolent, DonorsChoose.org, ioby, and Kiva. Their conversation was skillfully moderated by Allison Fine, noted author and speaker on nonprofit digital engagement, and attended by more than 120 people. (The full podcast of the event can be found here, thanks to our terrific host, the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.)