From Charity Reviews to Carbon-Negative Biofuel Stoves

 - Jun 6, 2013
These crowdsourced social innovations are a response to the general rise in crowdsourcing by businesses, non-profit organizations and hybrid organizations as a way to make their company grow through looking to a large group of people. Sometimes part of the goal is to at the same time gain some online exposure from the process, since crowdsourcing is often thought of as an online activity even though it isn't necessarily so. Inyenyeri is a social benefit company based in Rwanda that shows just that. Its biofuel is crowdsourced through collection of those living in rural areas and then the social enterprise gives fuel pellets away for the biomass collected.

From charity reviews and digital apps to peace anthems and carbon-negative biofuel stoves, these crowdsourced social innovations look to their customers for need.