Indiegogo campaigns are a great way to fund DIY projects. It’s a crowdfunding resource:
“Crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, crowd equity, crowd-sourced fundraising) is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding
Indiegogo campaigns are relatively easy to create. The biggest thing is making sure you have interesting perks, so that folks want to give up their $$$. Indiegogo campaigns can be potentiality seen by millions of people, as they tend to be shared across social media (twitter, tumblr, blogs, etc.) I always see these campaigns on my Facebook newsfeed.
It’s free to sign up with Indiegogo. There is a small fee on any money raised. If you reach your goal it’s 4% if you don’t it’s 9%. You can choose between fixed funding or flexible funding.
I hope one day to get it together and start a campaign for a DIY project. Any who, The Black Portlanders is one of my favorite campaigns happening right now. The Black Portlanders is all about photographing Black people in Portland, Oregon. This campaign has some sweet perks 🙂
Also, check out the article “In the Spirit of Community Building: 5 Projects You Should Fund in February.” There are some awesome projects needing support 🙂