It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. “If you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together.” –African proverb When you think of 3D... Read more »
Posts Tagged: crowdfunding
Is the crowdfunding of public projects really all that new? As a Co-founder of Citizinvestor - a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government projects - my team would love to take credit for this “new” form of civic engagement; but the truth is that citizens have been crowdfunding public projects since the Statue... Read more »
A few months ago, I had the privilege of outlining Citizinvestor's long-term vision for crowdfunding government projects at a TEDx event in Tampa, Florida. Here's video of my talk: I would love to hear what you think about this idea! Please leave your thoughts in a comment below.
There are numerous ways that one can participate in and pay tribute to the electoral process, but what’s really nice is how many of the keyholders seem to be involving the crowd in this current election. For example, the National Journal recently made a call for better questions for the presidential debates. Among the numerous... Read more »
Upstart, a crowdfunding platform for student new businesses, is just in its beta stages of testing with a few select pilot schools, including Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Michigan and University of Washington, but already it’s receiving a lot of attention. Why do you think that is? Well,... Read more »
Crowdfunding is a technique commonly utilized by software designers and programmers to amass enough financial support to create a new application or tool. However, in its most essential form, crowdfunding combines the spirit of collaborative innovation with the economic muscle to produce tangible results, and therefore can be applied to other industries and pursuits with... Read more »