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Poll From: 10/29/2013

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Have you ever made a donation on a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or RallyBound? Submitted By Jazzybeswaggin, MO
Yes.
No.
What's a crowdfunding site?
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tssmokefan14
on 11/01/13
I did a Kickstarter for a movie. They reached their goal, I got goodies, including autographed movie poster, the DVD autographed by director and writer, that came with a disc with special features for only the ones that funded. Pretty good movie too. Also won stuff off there Facebook wall too lol.
Artemis630
on 10/31/13
WHATS CROWFUNDING?
gago12
on 10/30/13
Explain to me this crowdfunding
katy1
on 10/30/13
Can't vote on the poll !!!
GreenBank
on 10/30/13
I just donated money to the "Carver" kickstarter and they reached their goal of $25,000 :)
dhfhs2
on 10/30/13
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Akanipe1
on 10/30/13
bvouchtarat liked this  
what is it
jedgipson32
on 10/30/13
bvouchtarat liked this  
Maybe I should
Stennet
on 10/30/13
WOW55 liked this  
no i havnt, i dont know what it is
SpreadWord
on 10/30/13
WOW55 liked this  
The Kickstarter project I funded was a music artist who I appreciate. He was raising funds to bring the project to completion. My pledging $15 I was able to get mp3 downloads of all the songs (22 in all). Not too different than buying the album when it was already out in my view, and I already knew I liked the artist. The comments here make it sound like charity. Having participated in it, I don't feel that way at all.
idajo2
on 10/30/13
As many have noted, times are hard. It takes every penny to get through each month.
SmokeyKarta
on 10/29/13
no
trippleccc
on 10/29/13
i need too
tuyetmai
on 10/29/13
I have experience in the pass. One of the organization try to get me into a monthly subscription, I feel sorry for those kid. They said just $30 per month. I join there program, and then they each month sent out asking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Columbus Holidays, and all those letters asking for more of my time and money. So I quit it, because I think those are the kids in needs of stuff, but for all those holidays that they celebrate are no necessary. I don't even celebrate them if I cannot afford it.
Krystal3733
on 10/29/13
What you are describing isn't a crowdfunding site.
tuyetmai
on 10/29/13
I would really want to help but not with a monthly donation. I can afford some amount only. I'm unemployed right now, and don't know what going on in life. I love to help there and here. but if contribute for monthly, I have to say I'll pass.
DMacRee
on 10/29/13
justin198825 liked this  
I've never donated, but I did use Donorschoose.org to fund several projects for my classroom. Any teachers out there should check it out! It's great for parents, grandparents, friends, etc. to donate to a project, guest speaker, or field trip you'd like to take. Even strangers can donate. I had one funded by a grant through the site. It's a completely safe site (if you follow their rules and keep everything that's public anonymous). Plus, your kids learn how to write thank you notes (because donors have the option of requesting thank you notes from students).
dmridley51
on 10/29/13
justin198825 and 8 others liked this  
Charity begins at home, I can hardly afford to make ends meet for my self, when you're living on SS and pension, it's tough going at times. I used to donate to Disabled Vets, because my late husband was a disabled vet, and to Guiding Dogs for The Blind, because my mother was blind, and Breast Cancer, because I lost a granddaughter to breast cancer. Once you make a donation of any kind, you are over loaded with mail and phone begging for money, I get tired of it after a while. So I just donate to my church,(tithe)
surfergirl77
on 10/29/13
The last church my family donated to kept the money for their own pocket we saw it, though they didn't notice that anyone saw them

this happened during a visit that my family & I was invited to attend by a close friend we decided to put money into the collection basket as many others did, & after the church let out services a few of us were still inside just shaking hands & chatting, that's when we saw that the basket money was being pocketed by the decan

I respect most religious organization because some of them do good work for the community but not all of them use the money for Charity or to help their church, meaning no disrespect to anyone.
surfergirl77
on 10/29/13
Krystal3733 and 1 others liked this  
Times are tough for me too, & when I say tough I mean really tough

But most charity's accept whatever people can afford 0.50 cents a $1.00, or $5.00 whatever, because most Charity's need all the donations they can get, & they can't be too picky

I understand what you mean because I'm not wealthy either & quite frankly I can't really afford it either but I do what I can when & if I can, it's annoying when charity organization try to be picky & set specific amounts because not everyone can afford it so they should be grateful for what they can get.
MissLeo
on 10/29/13
Leann6661 and 1 others liked this  
As if churches aren't the biggest beggars of them all. Pass the donation plate around again.
dmridley51
on 10/29/13
God tells us in his Word one tenth belongs to Him, I take you don't read the Bible, or you'd know that. As a christian I choose to follow His Word accordingly. Someone always has to be negative,in this case it is you.
Brego284
on 10/29/13
dmridley51 and 3 others liked this  
I find your lack of respect disturbing.... A tithe is a way of show honor, has been for thousands of years. A tithe to a or the church is a way of showing respect to God and the order He has established.
DMacRee
on 10/29/13
Krystal3733 liked this  
While the Bible does speak of tithing, it is an Old Testament or old covenant law. It's no longer binding for Christians since the old law was nailed to the cross with Christ. The New Testament or new law says give cheerfully, according to your means (1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 9:7). The New Testament also commands us to take care of our families (1 Tim. 5:8). This doesn't dissolve the command to give, but it shows us that we must take care of our family's needs first and then give to the church. Notice I said "needs" not "wants." Further more, in Matthew 6 Christ tells us to do our alms in secret.If the church you attend is requiring you to give at least 10% then they aren't following the teaching of the New Testament. Rightly divide the word.
bunnygarl
on 10/29/13
ThisSublimeLife and 2 others liked this  
Boy did you hit it on the nail..I get so much 'Gimmee' mail, I am becoming a tad jaded.
I have 3 that I support and the rest, I am sorry. I always get a twinge of guilt that I did not do more, but, I too am living on disability. Or shall I say, barely living on disability.
Bellistic
on 10/29/13
No I haven't given on a crowd funding site like Kickstarter or RallyBound.I am not sure what they are for.
TRGR
on 10/29/13
MonkeeGroupies and 2 others liked this  
It only encourages people to be lazy. Were the major heads of industry today started by handouts? I highly doubt it.

If you're not willing to take on the risk of starting a company or making a product, then don't. Too many people feel they are entitled to this kind of thing. If the whole thing fails or they decide to just walk away and keep the cash, there are zero consequences.

Not to mention these sites are taking like 20% of the contributions off the top. It's like they're pimping out street corners for beggars. They're also hypocritical for letting people solicit money for for-profit ventures when it's supposed to be about "social issues".
blujayfeather
on 10/29/13
mike832 liked this  
Just so you know, these aren't handouts in most cases. My younger sister is a game and animation major in college. She and about five other people in her major are trying to start their own video game company. They were starting development long before even considering trying to start a company and essentially putting in long hours of hard work and earning nothing off of it. They went to Kickstarter to get their company's name out there and get more funding for their game to get it published. Yes some donations were from family and friends, but there were also a lot of backers that were investors that work in the industry. Like many other Kickstarter programs, they offered "goodies" to backers, such as a copy of the completed game, an art book, and even the chance to have some input as to what went in the game.

Unfortunately they didn't get enough donations to meet their goal, which meant that no one was charged and they didn't get any "handouts
blujayfeather
on 10/29/13
mike832 liked this  
The point of this rant is that Kickstarter (can't speak for Rallybound, don't know what it is) is essentially just an easier way to find investors for something. If you had $20,000 (what they needed to publish the game) to throw toward a company at the age of 21, good for you, but most people don't. Also, your last sentence seems like it came completely out of nowhere and makes no sense.
ThanksSB
on 10/29/13
Blujayfeather's last sentence makes perfect sense, IF you know how Kickstar projects work. If a project doesn't reach their donation goal, by the deadline, no one that pledged money for that project gets their credit card charged, and the project itself gets no money. What about that doesn't make sense?
ThanksSB
on 10/29/13
Sorry **Kickstarter
ttsmom143
on 10/29/13
ThanksSB and 5 others liked this  
Ummm how do you think people start businesses? Do you really believe that most people start businesses using their own money only? That is why there is a stock market because people invest money into businesses. most start-uos solicit money from investors. From what I understand those people using the crowdfunding sites also offer some type of return on the investment, even if it is not financial. Convincing people to invest in ideas is part of the foundation of capitalism! Maybe instead of speaking about others with such an elite, holier than thou attitude maybe you should do a little research into common business practices. Just because the face of investment is taking a different turn doesn't mean it is all that different! It just means that some people are willing to offer funding to good ideas without prospects of becoming rich on the backs of others because they didn't think of it them self!
idontno1234
on 10/29/13
septembergirl23 liked this  
ive donated to Christ lutharen
MissLeo
on 10/29/13
You can't even spell it.
harnzen
on 10/29/13
What does that have to do with donating to it?
jld4776
on 10/29/13
maetylerrr liked this  
I have heard great things about kickstarter and have several friends that have had great ideas.
Noetic69
on 10/29/13
Not sure why you have to doallthis just to get points
qqmorelol
on 10/29/13
amber2katie liked this  
yep! Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9. So glad it reached way beyond its goal.
MonkeeGroupies
on 10/29/13
Tegan0Sara liked this  
No, but I did sign up to sponsor one of Davy Jones horses with a group. His daughters needed help caring for the herd after he passed away.
amhale11
on 10/29/13
My friend has a daughter with Aspergers, and she wrote a children's book about a child with Aspergers. She used one of those sites to help pay for the publishing, so of course I donated.
velvetseven
on 10/29/13
I'm familiar with the site but have never donated. Maybe when I have $$$
SixSamuraiYaichi
on 10/29/13
Wow! This question is too perfect! I just funded for the third music album of the awesome Video Games Live on Kickstarter just a couples months ago. So glad I donated for them to achieve their donation goal!
Pepin909
on 10/29/13
My husband's band used Kickstarter to raise all the money for the album they are currently recording. The fans love feeling a part of the process and it allows unsigned bands to still have a decent budget. For those who say it's lazy fundraising- it's not, you still have to do a bit of marketing to get people to the site. Once the money is raised, then there's still the follow through of the project and the proposals that do get funded are not usually ones that are little half day easy projects.
edgeofdesu
on 10/29/13
I funded animation projects and webshows that I thought deserved a lot of attention
higheelshufffler
on 10/29/13
what ??
taxlessworld
on 10/29/13
never heard of it
Debmj
on 10/29/13
????????
Eazydzzz
on 10/29/13
priscillicious and 2 others liked this  
FIX YOUR FRIGGING SURVEYS !!!!!!!!
AznGlo
on 10/29/13
chrissysooffical liked this  
It's CROWDed in here! Let's have some FUNd!
graneeJ
on 10/29/13
Why can't I reach today's poll? It does not show up as my having participated.
Usagiangel
on 10/29/13
SrRita and 6 others liked this  
It makes me soooo frustrated to see people donate so much to these projects, but charity fundraisers get nothing.
ttsmom143
on 10/29/13
Rainbowdrymouth3 and 1 others liked this  
Not that I need to explain to you but I will anyway! Just as the previous posters stated most organized charities actually spend more money on salaries and promotions than they do helping the cause they are supposedly raising money for! A little research will show you that a lot of huge charities actually only give pennies of every dollar raised to the cause! I have donated to soe of these before and I will continue to when I have the means. However, I much prefer to donate my time, money, food, etc to individuals or local groups or even big charities that can show me where my money goes and spend more on the cause than on salaries and overhead!
Projects like these employ people. They drive economies. But I see your point we shouldn't invest in the future of our nation only in the pockets of the already rich!!! Makes sense to me!
Fuji420
on 10/29/13
kukuo522 and 3 others liked this  
most charities are rip offs so the higher ups get huge bonus,and huge profits....example,American red cross president and ceo salary was 651,957$ united way president recieves 375,000$ a year in salary,and other bonuses, Unicef, ceo gets 1,200,000 per year,plus all expenses, including a rolls royce...so what am i really donating to? Their salaries?
LordDust
on 10/29/13
crunchberries and 2 others liked this  
Many crowdfunding projects produce either goods or services for those contributing, so its not really the same as donating. Also, some of the crowdfunding projects produce charitable or environmental results. Try looking up "Plus pool". The more you know...
bluela
on 10/29/13
pinkwildcard liked this  
The usual charity fundraisers I've been a part of and others I've seen always make money! But people are free to give money (or donate time/work) to anyone they choose, for whatever reason. If some people feel they can do good by helping to fund a scholastic, artistic, or whatever endeavor, that is its own sort of charitable/goodwill donation.
romanczuk
on 10/29/13
blujayfeather and 3 others liked this  
I don't know why I read these comments, because inevitably someone like you gets all judgemental.
kandiekis
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise and 9 others liked this  
Sadly so many big charity organizations have been caught scamming and stealing over the years that people are afraid to donate to them anymore. Several small ones and even individuals take advantage of kind hearts too.
sammy0354
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise and 4 others liked this  
Someone I know had to set a site like this to help with cost of their son's funeral. If it wasn't for this they would have had the money for anything.
lizgood22
on 10/29/13
Fuji420 and 3 others liked this  
Judgmental much?? To each their own.
blawrence091
on 10/29/13
wow
missygloria
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise liked this  
Never heard such thing called kickstarter or Rallybound
Mike78
on 10/29/13
daGRITY liked this  
i done indiegogo
iamred1000
on 10/29/13
I've done kickstarter for a burning man group, pretty neat way to do a fundraiser if you ask me
jessleonhart
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise liked this  
Never heard of it
maryaliceford
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise liked this  
never heard of it
Frochic
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise liked this  
didnt really know what it was called until today
MissyRebel
on 10/29/13
naydana and 2 others liked this  
Yes, I've made a donation on Kickstarter. The fellas at nourishmat.com invented a very cool gardening mat system for planting vegetables & flowers together for pest control. Also a mat for herbs. Both are wonderful new inventions that can help kids and other folks take a lot of work out of growing their own edibles. I liked their idea and project so much that I even helped them promote their site on Facebook, Twitter and emails to friends. Kickstarter is a great source for entrepeneurs to get funding for their new ideas that banks won't fund. The term crowdfunding (new to me) is very descriptive of the practice. Lots of interesting projects on their website. You'll probably find something you like as well. I recommend checking it out.
NanaD825
on 10/29/13
Thanks Missy, This is a fantastic idea, The things they come up with amaze me. I could use those mats and will go look for them now. Your writing style is really clear and expressive and to the fact Thanks again.
IsickChow
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise liked this  
?
Goodman6
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise and 1 others liked this  
not a clue what this is
Rico214305
on 10/29/13
tfjparadise and 1 others liked this  
never heard of this before
Miming227
on 10/29/13
adriennel and 2 others liked this  
I'm aware about Kickstarter where you can fund innovative projects or new inventions and get something in return depending on how much your contribution. As for me, I'm an active Kiva and Kiva Zip member. I lend and reloan to common people across the globe.
Shelaar
on 10/29/13
I'd never heard of Kiva. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. At first glance, it looks to be something rather extraordinary.
byualto
on 10/29/13
I LOVE Kiva!
Phinny92
on 10/29/13
58% say no
texan25
on 10/29/13
i do for breast cancer
bobo2500
on 10/29/13
I helped fund one of my favorite musicians latest albums. They just came out and are phenomenal. I was more than happy to give to him!

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