I wrote last week about a new online application that could help all of us, any of us, help Buffalo.
fundable is a new service that lets groups of people pool money for various purposes in what are called “group actions.” Similar to an online auction, a group action has its own page, describing how much money will be collected and what the money will do. No participant takes a risk: if the collection for a group action falls short of its target on deadline, all money is refunded.
Simply put, you claim a cause, set a goal, and encourage people who share the same interest to contribute. The model encourages people to participate because they know their money will either take action or come back. Participants are further motivated because specific, all-or-nothing fundraising goals are set.
We want to form a igroup actioni.
And weid like you to help us figure out what it should be. Click on the comments link below to submit your ideas. Weire going to bump this post to the top of the blog for the next few days and link to it off to the right. Once we have enough suggestions, weill edit them down and put the best and most popular ideas up for a vote in an online poll.
The only requirement is that the igroup actioni helps the city–culturally, aesthetically, structurally, socio-economically,
environmentally, educationallyOeyou get the idea.
The beauty of fundable is that it allows folks to make clear, definable goals then get them done. So, what should we do?