I have two months to raise $6000 for an educational animal facility in southern Ontario. I need tips on how I can possibly achieve this goal on a crowdsourcing site. I've succeeded at raising $1000 in the past, but that's the limit of my experience with fundraising. My nonprofit is new and we don't yet have an established presence or an established donor base. Should I look for corporate sponsors? If so, what would that meeting look like and who might be sympathetic to my cause? How do I even make the initial approach? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth
on Aug 27, 2014 -
I need to get word out about a neighborhood meeting next week. I know I can (and will) use email to get the word out.
However, I don't have everyone's email address. So I am going to use a paper flyer with the info about the meeting. I need to deliver these to about 150 homes.
I can walk around and do it myself. But I was wondering if there were any sources out there to crowdsource this kind of job. What would be a reasonable payment?
I need the hive mind to help me.
posted by cmh0150
on Jun 6, 2014 -
I want to have a quilt custom-made for a gift - I don't know anyone w/the time for hire, and want to be able to see some of the maker's work up front to get an idea of their skills (reviews from other customers would be a great bonus, too.)
Is there a 99 Designs-style site that would let me crowdsource this project?
posted by ryanshepard
on Apr 5, 2014 -
A bizarre question, I know, but I'm looking for as many examples as I can find of lights being turned on and off in movies. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad
on Feb 24, 2014 -
Hey, Hive-minded: Please help me brainstorm a list of large scale, crowd activated activities for an event/concert/festival setting.
Twitter walls, dynamically color changing beach balls, kiss cams... the more interactive the better, but anything that brings the audience together with a unified activity they could be part of or featured in.
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Oct 7, 2013 -
A political pollster called me last night with three questions and afterward I wondered if there is a site that lets people who receive these calls enter as much information as they can about the questions and the organization asking them. Presumably such a site would be searchable and also yield useful metadata about the types of questions being asked and polling organizations themselves. My google-fu fails me. Do you know of any sites that are to what I describe?
posted by drzz
on Jul 26, 2013 -
I recently completed a short film/indie Tv pilot entirely at my own expense and would like to know if I anyone thinks it would be possible to utilize crowdfunding to recoup all or part of what I have put in to it up until this point. [more inside]
posted by djduckie
on Jun 1, 2013 -
Using a crowd-sourced recipe service--how do licensing requirements affect intellectual property rights? Are there any such recipe sites that have licensing agreements that are more protective of the member's rights than others? [more inside]
posted by xenophile
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I'd like some advice about creating a live website exercise for the audience at an industry conference. The exercise is about getting the audience to crowdsource highlights from the conference panels/speakers (this has the support of the conference organizers). [more inside]
posted by zresearch
on Oct 15, 2012 -
So this was me commenting a bit ago
about how some views toward health care actually damage the lives of real people.
And now I need advice, because the situation has grown so far out of my control and I think I’ll go out of my mind with worry. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Sep 26, 2012 -
Is there a website I could use to find anonymous donors to help pay for my vasectomy? [more inside]
posted by tacodave
on Aug 1, 2012 -
I want my organization to develop an app for a specific purpose. The catch: it has to be dirt cheap. Enter: Crowdsourcing? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Looking for examples of where text messaging and crowd sourcing has been used for civic action, social good, and activism. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Help me find interesting projects that are crowdsourcing data entry to support research / scholarship. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard
on Mar 15, 2012 -
I am trying to create a search-able, browse-able archive for the public radio show I work for. I would like ask our audience to help me populate this archive, because there are many tech-savvy people in our audience -- and it seems like a project that could easily get done through crowdsourcing. I'm looking for software/websites/advice for managing a large crowdsourced project to make sure the archive is accurate. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Dec 6, 2011 -
Looking for thoughtful essays and/or screeds on the evils of "crowd-sourced" design contests, or design by committee in general? [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve
on Jul 19, 2011 -
I have lots and lots of photos of tombstones and I want to get the information into a machine-readable format - ideally a spreadsheet. I think I can find volunteers to transcribe them, but I need a way to do it efficiently. Can anyone suggest a way to do this online, perhaps using some sort of blogging or Wiki-like software?
posted by Joe in Australia
on May 9, 2011 -
A friend wants to find, list, and study Renaissance paintings that depict a certain subject. She can study photo reproductions, but her on-line searches turn up many thousands of potentially relevant jpgs, including many duplicates in various sizes. She would like to get some help -- perhaps crowdsourcing with a micropayment for each image downloaded -- if she can avoid duplicate submissions and also acquire accurate, searchable metadata (artist, title, etc.) linked to each unique submission. Have you got any suggestions for implementing such a collection effort when the collector can't afford to hire a research assistant? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Do you know of any websites that showcase a person who is actively documenting themselves as they live out their dreams? [more inside]
posted by bprater
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Are there any sites out there for organizing people to work on collaborative projects or new ideas? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub
on Jun 25, 2009 -
How Might the Personal Pet Projects of NASA Employees Provide Fuel For Innovation at NASA? [more inside]
posted by choragus
on Apr 26, 2009 -
Stanford/MIT Venture Lab (VLAB) is holding a panel discussion at the Stanford Business School on Crowdsourcing -- when companies use the wisdom of crowds to build business value. We're crowdsourcing questions for the event and want to ask for suggestions on what our moderator, Jeff Howe from Wired (who coined the term crowdsourcing) should ask our panel of participants about the topic. What questions would you want to ask a panel of top VCs, company CEOs and journalists involved in the space? What are you most curious about when it comes to crowdsourcing?
posted by japazillian
on May 13, 2008 -
I'm looking for examples of crowdsourcing approaches to conservation science, where anyone - not just scientists - can help in conservation efforts by gathering data, etc. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Mar 28, 2008 -
How do I process user ratings of content without skewing results of items that have only been rated once? [more inside]
posted by Orkboi
on Jul 10, 2006 -