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9 crowdfunding platforms for charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding presents a real opportunity for organisations and individuals raising money and awareness for good causes. However, as we shared in our recent blog, ‘5 tips for finding the right crowdfunding platform for your good cause’, one of the first challenges organisations face when looking to crowdfund is deciding on which platform to use.

The different fees, funding models, services and sector specialisations offered can make finding the best platform for your project's needs a real struggle. To help you make this decision, we thought: ‘who better to tell you about the different platforms than the platforms themselves?’.

We caught up with nine of the main crowdfunding platforms supporting good causes in the UK, to ask them about what motivates them, how they can help you reach your crowdfunding target and what advice they’d give to anyone launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Click on the images below to read a short interview with each of the platforms on what they do, what sets them apart and how they can help you crowdfund your next project.

Photo Credit: Chris Radcliff, Creative Commons 2.0 license

 

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Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Quantitative Researcher

Jonathan’s research at Nesta focuses on two key areas: 1) understanding how digital entrepreneurship can be supported across Europe (as part of the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) a...

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Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Peter Baeck

Head of Collaborative Economy Research

Peter focuses on the collaborative economy, crowdfunding, P2P lending and the role of digital technolgies in public and social innovation. Peter lead much of Nesta's research into cr...

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