Introduction to Civic Crowdfunding
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Civic Crowdfunding
Introduction
1)  What is it?
2)  Why and how does it work?
3)  Why many local authorities are doing the...
Vergis u niet!
ARTfarm
TREND
Crowdsourcing: obtain knowledge,
creativity, volunteer work, materials
by enlisting the services of a crowd of
peopl...
Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding
industry report, available at http://
research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfundi...
Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding
industry report, available at http://
research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfundi...
Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding
industry report, available at http://
research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfundi...
Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding
industry report, available at http://
research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfundi...
Why we crowdfund
1. This way, we can do it without banks
and governments
2. The opportunity to be directly
involved in int...
“Let’s build it together”
NEW YORK TIMES
“The new stage in crowdfunding is all about
civilians directly funding and marketing public
goods, making t...
PA: “We should do something with
crowdfunding”
•  “Let’s launch a Kickstarter for our
region”
•  “Let’s ask citizens to he...
Source: Civic crowdfunding: a proposal, by Alessio
Barollo and Daniela Castrataro, Free download @
http://twintangibles.co...
Crowdfunding with Public Authorities

25%
Crowdfunding with Public Authorities

25%
The Defining Factor: “our project”

ME/WE

PROJECT

Triggers
- Initiative
- Palpable
- Personal
- Direct
..
Public authorities as initiator

ME/WE

PROJECT
Public authorities as initiator, asking for money

ME/WE
PA: “We should do something with
crowdfunding”
•  “Let’s launch a Kickstarter for our
region”
•  “Let’s ask citizens to he...
Discussion / brainstorming
1)  Can crowdfunding help in (re)shaping a participatory
relationship between (local) governmen...
Pro-active scenario’s
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Crowdfunding by the government
Starting a city (or regional) platform
In...
Contact
Douw&Koren Crowdfunding
Crowdfudning | campaigns, research,
presentations, education, strategies
Simon Douw
simon@...
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Civic Crowdfunding

  1. 1. Introduction to Civic Crowdfunding @simondouw | @douwenkoren Crowdfunding | campaigns, research, education, strategies
  2. 2. Civic Crowdfunding Introduction 1)  What is it? 2)  Why and how does it work? 3)  Why many local authorities are doing the wrong thing. Discussion / brainstorming 1)  Can crowdfunding help in (re)shaping a participatory relationship between (local) governments and citizens? 2)  Scenario’s: what role/actions might be opportune for local governments?
  3. 3. Vergis u niet!
  4. 4. ARTfarm
  5. 5. TREND Crowdsourcing: obtain knowledge, creativity, volunteer work, materials by enlisting the services of a crowd of people, typically via the internet. Crowdfunding: the practice of funding a specific project or venture by raising many (small) amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet.
  6. 6. Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding industry report, available at http:// research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfunding-industry-report
  7. 7. Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding industry report, available at http:// research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfunding-industry-report
  8. 8. Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding industry report, available at http:// research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfunding-industry-report
  9. 9. Source: Massolution, 2013CF Crowdfunding industry report, available at http:// research.crowdsourcing.org/2013cfcrowdfunding-industry-report
  10. 10. Why we crowdfund 1. This way, we can do it without banks and governments 2. The opportunity to be directly involved in interesting ventures and projects 3. The opportunity to invest in a direct and accessible way
  11. 11. “Let’s build it together”
  12. 12. NEW YORK TIMES “The new stage in crowdfunding is all about civilians directly funding and marketing public goods, making their own neighboorhoud, village and city more attractive”
  13. 13. PA: “We should do something with crowdfunding” •  “Let’s launch a Kickstarter for our region” •  “Let’s ask citizens to help us fund a project”
  14. 14. Source: Civic crowdfunding: a proposal, by Alessio Barollo and Daniela Castrataro, Free download @ http://twintangibles.co.uk/civic-crowdfunding-aproposal-2/
  15. 15. Crowdfunding with Public Authorities 25%
  16. 16. Crowdfunding with Public Authorities 25%
  17. 17. The Defining Factor: “our project” ME/WE PROJECT Triggers - Initiative - Palpable - Personal - Direct ..
  18. 18. Public authorities as initiator ME/WE PROJECT
  19. 19. Public authorities as initiator, asking for money ME/WE
  20. 20. PA: “We should do something with crowdfunding” •  “Let’s launch a Kickstarter for our region” •  “Let’s ask citizens to help us fund a project”
  21. 21. Discussion / brainstorming 1)  Can crowdfunding help in (re)shaping a participatory relationship between (local) governments and citizens? What would the drivers be? What are obstacles? 2)  Scenario’s: what role/actions are opportune for local governments?
  22. 22. Pro-active scenario’s •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Crowdfunding by the government Starting a city (or regional) platform Investigating regional cf opportunities Informing civilians / initiatives Facilitate redirection/refer Crowdfunding guidance program Matching facilities Pioneering program (action-learning) Other
  23. 23. Contact Douw&Koren Crowdfunding Crowdfudning | campaigns, research, presentations, education, strategies Simon Douw simon@douwenkoren.nl +31 6 30 57 65 31 Twitter: simondouw

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