“At a time when citizen trust in government is seemingly at a low ebb, crowdfunding reduces the chance that capital projects will be selected for purely political reasons. Those that attract public support go forward, while those that don't must rely on traditional government processes.”
Here is a brief video on Kickstarter, which is a start-up that helps people raise funds through crowd sourcing.
Reference: Chieppo, Charles, Crowdfunding: a New Way to Get Things Done in Government, Governing, September 5, 2012
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