When I think of sustainable crowdsourcing, two prominent examples come to my mind: Dell's Idea Storm and My Starbucks Idea. Both used SalesForce.com's Idea platform. Idea Storm was launched in February 2007, while Startbucks was launched in March, 2008. Both celebrated their 5th Anniversary milestone, which is quite amazing.
Despite the begrudging sentiment that the UK gets to see 007 weeks before I do, I still find it fascinating that Coke Zero has utilized the opportunity to engage their crowd in an unforgettable experience with staggering results.
In a matter of weeks, a father of three from Colorado Springs managed to raise over $125,000 with crowdfunding to pay for an aggressive, last resort cancer treatment.
First, if you aren't familiar with the term "recursion" please allow me to allow you a moment to google it. Go ahead, and when Google asks you if you meant "recursion" and you click on that, you'll be in the right frame of mind for this post..........Ohhhhhhmmmmmmm.
Want to save the planet? Want to travel around the globe? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, you, my friend, need to volunteer abroad. There's only one problem. Volunteering abroad can take some serious cash. That is just the reality. Paying for the travel & lodging needed for any kind of trip is always a pretty big financial burden.
From our conversations with Fortune 500 companies in the last few months, leading up to Crowdopolis (Now only a week away), we know that Fortune 500 businesses are starting to understand the power of crowdsourcing. Many of them have already begun to employ microtasking, open-innovation, and other crowd-focused programs, and we know they are eager to learn more and do more of this, and of course, do it better.
Scott Weltz from Davis, California is on a journey to the 2012 Summer Olympics to compete in the 200 meter breaststroke, and Scott’s community is excited to see him go for the gold. After all, not every town is home to “an olympian”. But, now that he made it, Scott’s upcoming challenge isn’t just physical; he faces some pretty big expenses, from airplane tickets to hotels.
Have you ever wondered how a video is crowdsourced, the curated way? Take a look at this info-graphic that follows the process start to finish by the #'s on the Genius Rocket Platform. From the creative community to the writers... to the pitches that turn into final products, a lot goes into production. A crowd coming together to make the perfect video makes for one powerful process.
Click on the infographic to learn more.
You want to raise money online, and, like most of us, you’re in a hurry. You get to a popular crowdfunding site and you’re excited to start. But then after creating an account, bam, you’re hit with a ton of questions and forms. Suddenly, you feel less like you’re asking your friends for cash to help you throw a retirement party for your aunt, and more like you’re filling out a form to rent a car. Trust me, I’ve been there. It’s ironic, but crowdfunding platforms don’t always make it easy for you to raise the money you need quickly.