A start

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This blog commences with the soft lauch of my lateral fundraising campaign (via Facebook, Twitter, and Academia.edu) early this afternoon (Australia time) to get myself to the G20 Youth Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia in April – not that far away.

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After completing some fairly quick secondary research into ‘crowdfunding’ I’ve opted to go with the US platform Indiegogo as it has had a positive response from Techcrunch.

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It’s good to start with a defintion, so here’s Wikipedias:

“Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.Crowd funding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief, citizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding,movieor free software development, inventions development and scientific research.”

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