From Medical Fundraising Sites to Free Learning Economies

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 18, 2015
All of these crowdfunding websites don't just help people raise funds, they do it in a way that is socially conscious. The charitable fundraising platforms give organizations a way to finance campaigns as well as help people with a specific need or cause.

Lots of crowdfunding websites exist to help a segment of the population facing a particular obstacle. This includes litigation financing platforms for people who can't afford their legal bills, crowdfunded medical treatments for those who need help with health-related costs as well as childbirth crowdfunding platforms for expecting mothers in developing countries who lack access to proper care.

Many of these sites are more broad in their approach. Charitable microfinance communities like Kiva and socially-conscious crowdfunding sites such as Crowdrise are evidence of this.