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This Social Business top list of crowdfunded social innovations is giving the popular funding platform Kickstarter a run for its money. If you're going to start anywhere, start with StartSomeGood, an online platform that is intended exclusively for social entrepreneurs and people using their business ideas to create positive social change in their communities. We've also featured a few of the ideas that have come out of StartSomeGood, for instance, the popular Oimei Co., which is focused on interior design products.

From online civic engagement platforms to youth-empowering tech programs, these crowdfunded social innovations work to circumvent the idea of angel investments and use marketing -- social media, videos and general word of mouth -- in order to raise funds for their projects.