- the funding of a project by a number of small donors, usually connected by the internet. bankfuture.net/glossary/
One of the current internet booms is the idea of crowdfunding. There are several sites popping up all with the focus of giving startups, individuals and creatives a shot at getting their event, project, or idea funded.
Check out some of these popular crowd funding sites:
People are starting to use sites like GoFundMe to raise money for college, missions trips, and really anything else you can think of. Why aren’t churches jumping on this idea?
Think about it? Take your fund-raising national! How many times does each department in the church try to raise money from the same pool of donors, the church people. Why not take these causes to the masses?
Missionaries belong on the mission field. However, every few years they have to come back to the United States and go on deputation. Deputation is a code-word for touring from church to church for 2-5 years begging people to financially back their ministry.
What if missionaries started a crowd-funding website? That way they could leverage their network with their networks network and also leverage the thousands of people around the globe that just want to give!
If any church has tried this method out yet, let me know. I am thinking about trying a youth fund raiser using this method.