CROWD FUNDING PLATFORMS AND THEIR USES

  1. Kickstarter
    Primarily for monetizing pie-in-the-sky ideas that can't actually be sold because they're impossible. Also useful for ideas that are possible but you don't really want to make them and just want to get money instead.
  2. Caring Bridge
    A currency exchange that converts sympathetic tears into US dollars.
  3. GoFundMe
    An outlet for narcissists to ask for money for no apparent reason.
  4. Donors Choose
    A republican plan for public education.
  5. IndieGoGo
    Fallback for failed kickstarters.
  6. TeeSpring
    A mechanism to hire artists without the aggravating regulatory overhead of securing an "independent contractor".
  7. Kiva
    Actually kind of cool.