Compare & help the 50 ‘best’ #Crowdfunding & #Crowdsourcing organisations #helpall? eg #openlife @WEBiversity #nfp #socent #gov #tedx #rhok

Should all work we create start with a question (or three)?

1. What is the best way to compare & help the 50 ‘best’ Crowdfund and Crowdsource organisations?

2. Is the best way to look at objective facts or concentrate on the circumstantial evidence that may show a clearer, realistic or holistic and objective view?

3. What is the best way to compare the positive social impact that crowdfunding and crowdsourcing has given the POTENTIAL to scale and help everyone?

At the base of this post is an objective analytical comparison of 50+ Crowdfunding (and Crowd-donating) website startups in a chart!

A. The chart below shows that there is a boom in Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding organisations as the software becomes more open and easily available everyone is trying to get invovled with this emerging market creating a boom (which could be dangerous as this often leads to a bust!).
B. Taking a hollistic approach to the information you can see that most organisations are doing similar things so could benefit from collaborating on the development of open source software as this would cut the development costs to almost zero (if shared between a number of organisations) not to mention the creative, innovative and collaborative advantages this brings.
C. Almost all of the startups are looking to develop into niches which could cause problems as they could all be creating siloes that divide the customer, cleient, suppliers and partners into many slightly different categories instead of linking them up so they can gain from the network effect.
D. Almost all of the organisations are started independantly which means that they will grow without being linked to organisations, networks or data banks that already exist eg www.wikipedia.org which could benefit them right now and growing into the future.
E. When looking at the best organisation to work with it is easy for customers to become confused with the ‘paradox of choice’ and give up which could be solved by rating each organisation comparatively.
F. How best to protect any new frontier/idea/innovation/process from being captured by a small number of individuals/companies to the detrement of the rest of society (eg patents…)?

Contact www.whymandesign.com for up to the second details about the latest Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing organistions and software as these can be used to help any individual and organisation make the most of what they are doing.

How best to help any organisation make the most of the free tools and techniques that are available to everyone?

What are the best ways to share the free ways that everyone can help everyone using the latest technology for free eg Social Media, Mobile Technology, location based technology…? We can help anyone do this by researching then analysing plus setting up and enhancing existing and new social media techniques/strategies with proven techniques (eg every Crowdfunding and Crowdsouring organisation can always enhance its social media and we have simple proven ways to do this eg by auto video embedding). To find out more contact www.whymandesign.com

Every person and organisation could crowdfund and crowdsource everything they do if the software was ‘easily’ available and managed in the ‘best’ open way by ‘responsible’ organisations right now!

How best to help encourage all organisations to do this right now as it is easy to do? For example how to help www.wikipedia.org to add crowdsourcing and crowdfunding features to its pages (eg adding auto video embedding would add multiple features as this technical prototype shows www.webiversity.org ). There also are a wide variety of different software packages around but almost all are not usable for laymen so would need to have UI/X and social designs enhanced to enable the majority of people to use them easily and quickly. If you know the right people to talk to at Wikipedia or Mozilla or other organisations do share this blog post with them on social media and give us their contact details as so much can be done with a postivie ‘yes we can’ ‘big society’ approch.

How can ideas & software be designed so that it benefits everyone most?

Should all software be Open Source so that everyone can use, share and collaborate on the same family tree of software so humanity does not continually duplicate the same things over and over again but instead collaborates and shares so that every creative innovation can be shared and replicated almost infinitely? How to prevent people and startups continually making the same mistakes of replicating similar software over and over again? For example there are a number of different open source Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding software packages that anyone can use the set up their own crowdfund or crowdsource website in a few minutes.

How to help everyone innovate and collaborate in the most effective ways?

Is the best way to help many any organisation open so that the people, products, partners, software… are all educated, empowered and managed in an open way so everyone can collaborate with anyone? www.wikipedia.org and www.mozilla.org are just two examples of how how extremely successful this can be done. Is there a better way of doing this than by sharing the best free videos eg http://webiversity.magnify.net/video/Your-ultimate-enemy-your-person

How best to help everyone the most?

What simple ways are there that we can all do to help everyone the most? EG share the best educational videos that we watch with everyone using social media eg www.webiversity.org
If you would like help doing this or any other simple, proven and creative solutions to problems then contact www.whymandesign.com

What is the best way to help make sure all good intentions have the maximum positive output?

If everything is developed openly in a selfless decentralised way this enables everyone to contribute and helps everyone learn from each other by collaborating (compared to competing which creates duplication/friction) during any process which prevents the silo effect of multiple identical products/services being produced at the same time when they may not solve the problem at hand at all. Kevin Star explains many proven problems that are simple to solve in this great Poptech talk http://webiversity.magnify.net/video/Kevin-Starr-Lasting-Impact;search%3Akevin

50+ ‘best’ Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing startup websites compared analytically

If your organisation is listed in this list please contact www.whymandesign.com for your Crowdfunding Pioneers Prize by commenting here https://www.facebook.com/crowdsourcecrowdfund ! Everyone is a winner because if there were only one winner that would mean everyone else would be a loser so do share your favourite inspiring videos at https://www.facebook.com/groups/352077702670/ ! (If your organisation is not listed contact us so we can add you).

Top 50 Crowdfunding websites compared.xls

For more details and the latest Technology Startup, Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing details PLUS proven creative and innovative ways to enhance any organisation AND Social Media Expertise contact www.whymandesign.com

Crowdfund Organization List (The Crowdsource & Crowdfunding market is evolving rapidly so details are always changing) Crowdfund Website URL (contact www.whymandesign.com to submit alternatives) Geography Platform Focus Focus on Creative Projects Focus on Social Change Projects Grants or Investment or Both Focus on For-Profit Projects Allow Future Revenue, equity or profit Sharing All or Nothing Funding Model Take What You Get Funding Model Tipping Point Funding Model Support Recurring Funding Support Pooling of investor funds Support Pooling of Investee Projects Online Community and/or collaboration Develop Funder – Fundee Partnership Percentage platform take in fees Date Launched Funds transferred to date (million)
Actblue https://www.actblue.com/ USA Political No No Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No 4% 2004 $266m
Angellist https://www.angel.co USA Startup No No Investment Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A Free N/A N/A
Causes http://www.causes.com/ USA Fundraising Yes Yes Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No 5% 2007 $30m
Causevox http://www.causevox.com USA Fundraising No No Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No No No 7.50% 2010 N/A
Crowdrise http://www.crowdrise.com/ USA Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No 5% Sep-09 N/A
Donorschoose http://www.donorschoose.org/ USA Education Yes Yes Grants No No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No Free 2000 $119m
Firstgiving http://www.firstgiving.com/ USA Fundraising No No Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No No No 5% 2002 $1,000m
Microplace (owned by EBAY) https://www.microplace.com/ USA Microfinance No Yes Investment Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No Free 2006 N/A
Networkforgood http://www1.networkforgood.org/ USA Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No 3% 2001 $672m
PeerBackers http://peerbackers.com USA No Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% 2011 N/A
Prosper http://www.prosper.com/ USA No No No Loans No No Yes No No No Yes No No No 0.5-5% 2006 $369m
Rally (previous version called Piryx) https://www.rally.org/ USA Fundraising Yes Yes Grants No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 5% 2012 N/A
Razoo http://www.razoo.com/ USA Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No 3% 2006 $98m
RocketHub http://rockethub.com USA No Yes Yes Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 8/12% Jan-10 N/A
Somolend http://www.somolend.com/ USA No No No Loans Yes No Yes No No No No No No No N/A 2011 N/A
SpotUs http://spot.us/ USA Journalism No Yes Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No No No Free 2008 N/A
Supporterwall http://www.supporterwall.com USA No Yes Yes Grants No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 6% 2009 N/A
Loudsauce http://loudsauce.com/ USA Advertising N/A Yes Grants N/A N/A Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10% Not launched Not launched
Abundance https://www.abundancegeneration.com/ UK Green No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No N/A 2012 Not launched
Bzzbnk https://prod.buzzbnk.org/ UK No No Yes Both Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% 2010 N/A
CrowdCube (EIS and SEIS tax relief) http://www.crowdcube.com UK No No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% Feb-11 £3.7m
CrowdFunder http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ UK No Yes Yes Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% Nov-10 N/A
Crowdmission http://crowdmission.com/ UK Sustainable N/A Yes Investment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% Sep-12 Not launched
Ethex http://www.ethex.org.uk UK N/A N/A Yes Investment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Oct-12 Just Launched
Fundingcircle https://www.fundingcircle.com UK No No No Loans Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 1% yearly & 1% sellers fee 2010 £35m
Givey http://www.givey.co.uk UK No No Yes Grants No No N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No N/A No 5% May-11 N/A
Localgiving http://localgiving.com/ UK Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No No No 3% 2008 N/A
MyProjects by CRUK http://myprojects.cancerresearchuk.org UK Fundraising No Yes Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No No No Free N/A N/A
Peoplefundit (Wedidthis & Unbound) http://www.peoplefund.it UK No No No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% 2011 N/A
Pleasefundus http://pleasefund.us UK Creative Yes No Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% Sep-11 N/A
Ratesetter http://www.ratesetter.com/ UK No No No Loans No No Yes No No No No No No No N/A Oct-10 £0.8m
Seedrs (FSA approved) http://seedrs.com UK No No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No 7.50% Jul-12 Just Launched
Seethedifference http://www.seethedifference.org/ UK Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No 5% 2010 N/A
Soloco http://www.soloco.co.uk/ UK No No No Loans Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No N/A 2011 N/A
Spacehive http://spacehive.com/ UK Community Yes Yes Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No No No 3.75% 2012 N/A
Sponsume http://www.sponsume.com UK No Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 4/9% Aug-10 N/A
Virginmoneygiving http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com UK Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No 2% 2009 £100m
Zopa http://www.zopa.com UK No No No Loans No No Yes No No No No No No No 1% + charge 2005 £111m
Banktothefuture http://banktothefuture.com/ UK No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% + £1,750 Jul-12 Just Launched
Just Giving http://www.justgiving.com UK Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No No No 5% 2000 $770m
Bmycharity http://www.bmycharity.com/ UK Fundraising No No Grants No No No Yes No No Yes No No No Free 2000 N/A
Symbid http://www.symbid.com Netherlands No No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes 5% Apr-11 £<1m
ArtistsShare http://www.artistshare.com Global Music Yes No Grants Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No N/A Oct-03 N/A
Believersfund (Appsfunder) http://www.believersfund.com Global Apps Yes No Investment yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 8% Oct-10 N/A
Citizen Effect http://www.citizeneffect.org Global No No Yes Grants No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Free 2009 N/A
Funding4learning http://www.funding4learning.com Global Education No No Grants No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No 5% May-11 N/A
Globalgiving http://www.globalgiving.org/ Global Fundraising No Yes Grants No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes 15% Feb-02 $68m
Growvc http://www.growvc.com Global No No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes N/A 2008 N/A
IndieGogo http://www.indiegogo.com/ Global No Yes Yes Grants Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No 4/9% 2008 N/A
Interactor http://filminteractor.com Global Films Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 8% 2004 N/A
Kapipal http://www.kapipal.com Global No Yes Yes Grants Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No No Free 2009 N/A
Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/ Global Creative Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% 2008 $246m
Kiva http://www.kiva.org Global Microfinance No Yes Loans Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Free 2005 $200m
Kopernik http://kopernik.info/ Global Charity Innovation Yes Yes Grants No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Free 2010 N/A
Lendingclub http://www.lendingclub.com Global No No No Loans No No Yes No No No No No No No 1% 2007 $760m
MyMajorCompany http://www.mymajorcompany.co.uk Global Music Yes No Grants Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No N/A 2007 £10m
PledgeMusic http://www.pledgemusic.com Global Music Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes 15% Aug-09 N/A
Pozible (Launched as Fundbreak) http://www.pozible.com Global No Yes Yes Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% May-10 $2.5m
SeedUps http://www.seedups.com Global No Yes No Investment Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No Free Feb-11 £50m
Sellaband https://www.sellaband.com/ Global Music Yes No Grants Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Free 2006 N/A
StartSomeGood http://www.startsomegood.com Global Yes No Yes Grants No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 5% Mar-11 N/A
Verkami http://www.verkami.com Global Creative Yes No Grants Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No 5% N/A N/A
Wiseed http://www.wiseed.com/ France No Yes No Investment Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A No Yes No Yes No 15% Jan-10 £2.5m
Mymicroinvest http://mymicroinvest.com/ Belgium No No No Investment Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes 12% 2012 £0.5m

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