Crowdfund it?

Need money for your research project? Then someone has probably suggested “crowdfunding” as a solution. But, what does that really mean? Is it really a good solution? How would you actually implement it?

The University of Washington’s College of the Environment has created a crowdfunding FAQ based on the early experiences of its students.

I’m certain that experts in this area will find issues with the document, but what is of real interest is the academic institution taking an active role in trying to help their faculty and students navigate waters that are much trickier and more complex than many realize. In particular, they are providing guidance with how to use crowdfunding within their organization, which will vary from place to place.

There is also a flowchart. Internet, you love flowcharts.

*Hat tip to Steven Roberts.

Author: Josh Witten

http://www.thefinchandpea.com

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