July 2013, Year V, n. 7
Carlo Boccazzi Varotto
Crowdfunding: passing the hat in the Internet era?
Telos: In the best of cases, the average Italian thinks crowdfunding refers to humanitarian fundraising campaigns. Can you help us shed light on this new trend, and tell us about its potential and drawbacks?
Carlo Boccazzi Varotto: Literally speaking, crowdfunding means crowd-sourced fundraising which, however, might be better defined as bottom-up fundraising; the concept is more novel than you might think. Anyone contributing to a crowdfunding campaign usually does it to satisfy his own needs, or as gratification ... more