6 Cool Crowdsourcing Business Tools

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Raising Funds

Kickstartser offers "crowdfunding" for game designers, artists, musicians, journalists, and other creative types. Users post projects of public interest and ask the crowd for funding; the crowd pays only if you attain your funding goal. Diaspora, an open-source social network with extra privacy features, recently raised more than $200,000 from nearly 6,500 donors on Kickstarter.