An Iranian-American journalist used the YouCaring crowdfunding site to raise support for last week’s earthquake survivors. YouCaring removed her page after she raised $2,000 in the first 30 minutes “because the country you provided is part of an embargoed region.”
Donor-Advised Funds, or DAFs, are a rapidly growing staple in the giving of individual donors. But they are also controversial. This important original article by IUPUI’s Patrick Rooney explores how their use may affect the charitable money flows in our modern giving landscape.
Local governments are turning to crowdsourcing to finance public services. Apparently, while residents may be resistant to city and state tax hikes, they are likely to donate money to government if they can have some say over where it goes. But how does this impact the role of government and resident participation?
Crowdpac, a new online platform for potential political candidates, helps people find candidates to support by ranking them on issues, helping users clarify their own stances on issues, and matching them for donations.