Getting a large group of people to finance a project by using a website or other online tool to solicit funds.
crowdfund v.
Example Citations:
David Axe ... is a 30-year-old freelance war correspondent. On Saturday, he'll be getting on a plane and flying to Chad, where refugees from the Darfur genocide in neighbouring Sudan have been streaming across the border. His reporting will wind up in a handful of major news outlets, as well as on his blog. And he'd like you to help pay for his trip.
"As attention gets diverted elsewhere, you have to scream a little bit louder," he tells me from Columbia, S.C. "So I'm just going to go and scream."
To get that scream out, Axe has partnered with an online news outlet called the Guerrilla News Network ( to try Web-based fundraising for his online reporting. The word for it these days is "crowdfunding." He's looking for $2,000 (U.S.) in donations to help offset the cost.
—Ivor Tossell, "The Catch 22 of 'crowdfunding' war correspondents," The Globe and Mail, June 13, 2008
If these truly are the "creators of tomorrow," then the aesthetic of tomorrow is collaboration and open-source creativity. Nowhere is this clearer than in the work of Hanson, a noted author, filmmaker and "film futurist" whose latest project, A Swarm Of Angels, is a crowdfunded, open-source feature film that will be made collaboratively with an international community of online participants.
—Elina Shatkin, "Remixing & Crowdsourcing," Laist, June 15, 2007
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Many things are important factors, but funding from the 'crowd' is the base of which all else depends on and is built on. So, Crowdfunding is an accurate term to help me explain this core element of fundavlog.
—sull, " Crowdfunding:," fundavlog, August 12, 2006
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  • Crowdfunding — [kɹaʊtˈfʌndiŋ] oder Schwarmfinanzierung ist eine Art der Finanzierung. Mit dieser Methode der Geldbeschaffung lassen sich Projekte, Produkte, die Umsetzung von Geschäftsideen und vieles andere mit Fremdkapital versorgen. Eine so finanzierte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crowdfunding — noun Funding by many individuals pooling their money together for a common goal, usually via the Internet …   Wiktionary

  • crowdfunding — /ˈkraʊdfʌndɪŋ/ (say krowdfunding) noun the obtaining of small donations from individuals contacted through social networks, as to fund a project, support a cause, etc. Also, crowd source funding. –crowdfunded, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Financiación en masa — La exactitud de la información en este artículo o sección está discutida. En la página de discusión puedes consultar el debate al respecto. Financiación en masa (del inglés crowdfunding), también denominada financiación colectiva,[1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Crowd funding — (sometimes called crowd financing, crowd sourced capital, or street performer protocol) describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet,… …   Wikipedia

  • Production communautaire — Les expressions « production communautaire »,« production participative » ou « financement participatif » désignent l’application des méthodes combinées du crowdsourcing (expertise et production de contenu par la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • El Cosmonauta — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Cosmonauta Título El Cosmonauta Teaser poster de la película Ficha técnica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Crowdsourcing — Wikipedians and British Museum curators collaborate on the article Hoxne Hoard in June 2010. Crowdsourcing is the act of sourcing tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals to a group of people or community (crowd) through an open call …   Wikipedia

  • Crowdsourcing — Este artículo o sección necesita una revisión de ortografía y gramática. Puedes colaborar editándolo (lee aquí sugerencias para mejorar tu ortografía). Cuando se haya corregido, borra este aviso por favor. Crowdsourcing , del inglés crowd (masa)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kickstarter — Logo de Kickstarter Création Avril 2009, à Manhattan Fondateurs Perry Chen, Strickler Yancey et Charles Adler …   Wikipédia en Français

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