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Fact Card

Fact Card: Holvi
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Launched in 2012, Holvi is not a ‘traditional’ crowdfunding platform for projects, but instead it offers project groups an online bank service with a visual interface [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Holvi’.
Fact Card: Mesenaatti.me
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Mesenaatti is a prototype for a Finnish crowdfunding platform. The project has been shaping for the past couple of years in the developer group and is [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Mesenaatti.me’.
Fact Card: Voordekunst
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Started in 2010, Voordekunst is a Dutch crowdfunding platform aiming at supporting cultural projects. How does it work? Registered users post projects on the website and run [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Voordekunst’.
Fact Card: Indiegogo
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Indiegogo is an international crowdfunding platform launched in 2008. Indiegogo has many of the same basic features as, for example, Kickstarter. Indiegogo is open for projects [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Indiegogo’.
Fact Card: Kiva.org
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Kiva is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions to alleviate poverty. Kiva enables individuals to lend [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Kiva.org’.
Fact Card: Lucky Ant
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Launched in January 2012, Lucky Ant is another example of extending crowdfunding to local businesses. Like Smallknot, the service gives small business owners a way to [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Lucky Ant’.
Fact Card: Neighborhood Matching Fund (Seattle)
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Created already back in 1988, the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program provides community groups with resources from the City of Seattle for community-driven projects enhancing and strengthening [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Neighborhood Matching Fund (Seattle)’.
Fact Card: Smallknot
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Launched in early 2012, Smallknot lets people invest in the small businesses in their community in exchange for goods, services, special perks and other benefits. Smallknot [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Smallknot’.
Fact Card: Neighbor.ly
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Launched in July 2012, Neighbor.ly is a crowdfunding platform designed to accept projects only from local governmental and civic-natured entities which are then funded by local [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Neighbor.ly’.
Fact Card: Change by Us (NYC)
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Started in the summer of 2011, Change by Us is a developed version of Give a Minute, featured in our previous Fact Card. Change by Us [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Change by Us (NYC)’.
Fact Card: Give a Minute
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Give a Minute is a platform for public dialogue about improving urban environment. The website acts as a virtual billboard for ideas allowing people to publish [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Give a Minute’.
Fact Card: Spacehive
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Spacehive is a funding platform for neighbourhood improvement projects. Like projects featured on Kickstarter, Spacehive has an all-or-nothing funding model meaning projects must be fully-funded or [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Spacehive’.
Fact Card: ioby (In Our Backyard)
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? ioby is an environmental nonprofit organisation with a a mission to deepen civic engagement in cities by connecting individuals directly to community-led and neighbour-funded environmental projects in [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: ioby (In Our Backyard)’.
Fact Card: Neighborland
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? “I want _____ in my neighborhood” is the starting point for projects on Neighborland, a service for people to share their ideas and insights for improving [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Neighborland’.
Fact Card: Kickstarter
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Hardly in need of much introduction, Kickstarter is one of the most well-known crowdfunding tools and platforms for projects. After launching in April 2009, Kickstarter has [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Kickstarter’.
Fact Card: Osallistuva Budjetointi
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Politicians and public officials are often in charge when it comes to deciding how public money is spent. Unfortunately, the opinions and insight of citizens are [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Osallistuva Budjetointi’.
Fact Card: Talkootarjotin
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Talkootarjotin is an online service for coordinating volunteer work and matching volunteers and projects in need of volunteers. Currently under construction the open source service is, [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Talkootarjotin’.
Fact Card: Joukkoenkeli
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Joukkoenkeli is a new Finnish service for crowdsourcing: a shared collaboration platform for people, businesses, government, and third sector – all together or separately. Joukkoenkeli tries [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Joukkoenkeli’.
Fact Card: Webvolunteering.org
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Webvolunteering offers online volunteering tools and connects volunteer and non-governmental organisations with people who offer their time to contribute to projects beyond just collecting money on [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Webvolunteering.org’.
Fact Card: make.helsinki
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? make.helsinki is a collaborative project between Clear Village and DEMOS Helsinki to explore how public space can be used in novel ways when designed in a participatory [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: make.helsinki’.
Fact Card: Mieluisa Tampere
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Mieluisa Tampere is run by the Mieluisa collective. The project aims to bring forward ideas to make Tampere a better place for its residents. Mieluisa Tampere [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Mieluisa Tampere’.
Fact Card: Kansanvalta
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Kansanvalta.fi is a repository for information on Finnish democracy. The website serves citizens, researchers, government professionals, educators, and others interested in democracy and related issues. The [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Kansanvalta’.
Fact Card: Hukkatila ry.
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Hukkatila ry. is an association aiming at enlivenment of the city space and culture in Tampere. The association was registered in May 2012. What’s happening? Hukkatila [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Hukkatila ry.’.
Fact Card: Otakantaa.fi
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Otakantaa.fi is a platform for ministries to collect citizens’ opinions and experiences about topics that are being prepared. The website is online both in Finnish and [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Otakantaa.fi’.
Fact Card: Hukkatila Oy
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? The concept of Hukkatila initiated at the Peloton Innovation Camp in November 2011. Hukkatila is a 21st century real estate development company and the concept was [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Hukkatila Oy’.
Fact Card: Porkkanamafia
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Instead of boycotts, Porkkanamafia (‘carrotmob’) offers to spend money in order to support the business if the business is willing to make a socially responsible change. [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Porkkanamafia’.
Fact Card: Digitalkoot
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Digitalkoot (‘digital voluntary work’) is a game-ified platform for citizens to correct text in the articles of the digitised newspaper collection of Kansalliskirjasto (the National Library [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Digitalkoot’.
Fact Card: Stadin aikapankki
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Stadin Aikapankki is a community-based exchange system. A complementary trading network operates without money and provides its users the means to exchange goods and services. The [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Stadin aikapankki’.
Fact Card: Aloitekanava.fi
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Aloitekanava (‘Initiative Channel’) enables young citizens to take part in municipal decision making online and to give suggestions to improve their immediate surroundings. Aloitekanava responds to [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Aloitekanava.fi’.
Fact Card: Avoin Ministeriö
Fact Card is a series of posts summarising crowdsourcing and public decision making initiatives relevant to our project. Please post a comment or email us with any clarification. What? Avoin Ministeriö (‘Open Ministry’) started on 1 March 2012 in accordance with the new Citizens’ Initiative Act. Avoin Ministeriö is a crowd sourcing platform for citizens. [...] Read more – ‘Fact Card: Avoin Ministeriö’.