How To Use Crowdfunding to Get the Education You Need
Crowdfunding is one of the hottest and coolest ways to raise money for a project or start up.
There are myriad platforms for getting and giving to crowd-sourced projects and we at the Open Brain Project are especially interested in the ways open online education projects are using crawdfunding to achieve their goals. Crowdfunding is not only about the money received. It is something else – something more than the money – that comes through the combined efforts of a group of supporters who want to see the project through to fruition. Good project leaders are able to create a critical social mass of interested parties around a project which help to spread awareness to their friends, families, coworkers, or anyone. People who are into crowdfunding keep going back check on what’s new on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fundable, and others precisely because they get a true sense of enjoyment from it. It’s all about getting involved with your donations (and it’s also about how cool the giveaway prizes are!).
Crowdfunding is the solution to the global education crisis because governments have demonstrated they are unwilling to answer the call for quality education and so have the school administrators and the teachers themselves. Only the students and their parents really care about what happens, because it’s their future. So in order to get around these corrupt education systems open schools are going to have to be the answer. Do you see another choice?
The staff at TeachThought.com have said that crowdfunding has spread as a result of artists, idealists, and entrepreneurs fed up with and not seeing interest nor backers among the traditional finance houses, and we couldn’t agree more. With the current state of education, both first worlders and third worlders can benefit a tremendous amount from furthering their education through open courses and other types of open education projects – from games to interactive ancient city walk-throughs to documentary films. You can even use crowdfunding to get money for your own education. TeachThought has come up with this brilliant list of 16 ways crowdfunding can work for your education…