By Vernon Ringland, Coordinator, YouthBank International
Crowdfunding platforms or websites where users set up fund-raising pages to share through social media are expected to raise more than $5 billion this year according to the industry website http://www.crowdsourcing.org/g.org
This revelation set me thinking about the perennial call from YouthBank members for new ways to raise money towards their running costs, increasing the amount available for young grant-makers to address their particular funding themes as well as issues of longer term sustainability.
YouthBank International and Youthprise enjoy a strong relationship, which got even closer when the YouthBank International delegation visited Minnesota earlier this year. Here is a short film by Youthprise on how young people are re-defining philanthropy, well worth a watch! We'd love to know your thoughts...