Crowdfunding Seminar by Platoniq
Throughout the task force webinars labs have voiced an interest in learning more about crowdfunding. So during this workshop Platoniq will deliver a workshop based on their years of experience with crowdfunding and crowdvocacy.
For some resources on crowdfunding please check out:
European Commission proposal on crowdfunding
Charbit, Desmoulins, Civic Crowdfunding: a Collective Option for Local Public Goods?
Crowdfunding for local regeneration
Catalonia Coop/SSE + Covid19, a Cooperative Contingency fund to support initiatives that are coordinating a response to the Social and Health Emergency coordinated by Platoniq/Goteo , : https://en.goteo.org/project/fons-cooperatiu-front-l-emergencia-social-i-sanita
For our report lovers:
For resources on Matchfunding please check out:
Besides pooling resources, crowdfunding is also is a way to work on "Crowdvocacy", a term coined by Platoniq; read this for how active citizen participation on funding projects could represent a more fair means to create policy https://medium.com/@platoniq/crowdvocacy-amplifying-democracy-by-bridging-political-participation-digital-campaigning-a364a2cfd6db
This link is for a specific Matchfunding experience run by Goteo/Platoniq with a Barcelona municipality to support the social enterpreneurs ecosystem and the commons in the city https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/matchfunding-social-entrepreneurship-and-the-commons-collaborative-economy-in-barcelona/2018/03/09
This resource is for comparative results of success rates on crowdfunding vs matchfunding. It is also quite relevant as this paper also looks at Goteo’s data. By Enric Senabre / Mayo Fuster from The Dimmons Research Group (UOC) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326645598_Match-Funding_as_a_Formula_for_Crowdfunding_A_Case_Study_on_the_Goteoorg_Platform
Funding the Cooperative City: Community Finance and the Economy of Civic Spaces. Edited by Daniela Patti & Levente Polyák (viva EUTROPIAN
Please note that this publication is worthy of a close read because it covers different funding schemes that go beyond crowdfunding. It features Goteo, LaFabrikadetodolavida, and the Trias Foundation
Regulations and accountability:
A more complicated issue is the part of the relevance on crowdfunding financial tools regulations: https://eurocrowd.org/2019/12/19/agreed-harmonised-eu-rules-to-boost-european-crowdfunding-platforms/
Building in accountability
Relevant literature on the matchfunding + civic crowdfunding marriage
- Triggering Participation:A Collection of Civic Crowdfunding and Match-funding Experiences in the EU including Goteo's case
- Ezrah Bakker and Frank Jan de Graaf, Civic crowd-funding: not just a game for the self-reliant;
- Davies, Civic Crowdfunding: Participatory Communities, Entrepreneurs and the Political Economy of Place;
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