Described as the world’s largest crowdfunding site, it is where people who dream of finishing a film, a piece of art or some other creative project to raise the remaining cash needed to complete their vision. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered incentives and special experiences in exchange for their pledge. More than five million people have funded more than 50,000 creative projects this way.
What if you could use this concept to fund government projects like fixing sidewalks, building a playground in an under-served neighborhood or even building a streeetcar line? Would you give? Neighbor.ly, an 18-month-old Kansas City startup, has already raised more than a million dollars for these types of civic-minded projects.