Our project is drawing to an end, and look back upon the themes we learned
- Me, we, network
- Crowd Funding
and our NGO Solidaridad’s need，I think Crowd Funding might be the most important part. Actually I used to think about crowdsourcing, and obviously, them two have much in common, however, consider about the following reasons, I still picked crowd funding.
- Capital is a necessary condition of enterprises manufacturing and management activities.
I heard about some persons in China worked for a NGO in Singapore helping cancer patients. Their main job is to raising fund by collecting data and seeking financial backing from big companies and organizations. They said it’s a little bit boring but they had no choice, because fund is so important. And a person worked in Bank come to visit (or examine?) the NGO, the question always is where your capital coming from?
We asked Maarten, and we knew Solidaridad do not has much capital for investing. So I think crowd funding might solve the problem, or at least reduce the difficulty of raising fund.
- Solidaridad has lots of project all around the world. They train the producers and try to find a sustainable way to produce. However to be honest, in developing countries, find a sustainable way and assure to able to the benefits is harder than that in developed countries. Solidaridad might need more money to achieve the transformation. Crowd Funding are more suitable in these areas.
Why not others? Like crowdsourcing?
I do thought about crowdsourcing as the most important part in the process. Yes, it brings more ideas but less cost. However, consider about that Solidaridad already has their expertise groups, and durpal comments would offer an intranet platform to help them work closer and easier, I think they need more capital than human resource. Of course, crowdsourcing also could be an important part.
Before the end of the project, I do happy to participate in and I hope our video can bring more ideas to members of Solidaridad, and draw more attention from publics on Solidaridad.