Most people would agree that Crowd-Funding is an amazing resource that allows people to reach their personal, and even recreational goals. But, lately Crowd-Funding has broken out of its conventional role, and begun to influence the academic and even scientific communities.
Crowd-Funding provides a platform for a cause to be expressed and a financial need to be met. It only makes sense that the academic and scientific communities; two very underfunded communities, would use Crowd-Funding as a way to further their own causes. Crowd-Funding allows a large community of supporters to have a huge impact, by combining the little that they have. And, with the help of free fundraising sites, these funds can be gathered quickly and easily with no added expenses.
So, where is Crowdfunding being applied?
College Tuition – Online Fundraising for education allows college students to pay off student loans, or even avoid educational debt all together.
Scientific Research and Developmentt – Scientific research Crowd-Funding allows for small under budgeted research groups to raise the money for their projects. And, allows them to raise awareness about their research and discoveries.
Classroom Funding – Classroom funding helps teachers in lower-budget schools to provide classroom resources to their students that would not other wise be available.
Scholarships – Many colleges and independent academic institutions are using Crowd-Funding to help afford greater scholarship funds, for their students.