So, I love Kickstarter and crowdsourcing sites like it. I think asking people to contribute to what they care about works. And here’s something I care about.
I was in a weird art-rock band when I started Independent Clauses, and my love of music would not be what it is today without that band. One of the members went on to be a high school band director, and “Mr. Baldwin” is now using a crowdsourcing site called Donors Choose to raise funds for two jazz saxophone mouthpieces. The total campaign is roughly $300. You should check out this project, and, if it interests you, contribute.
If this particular project doesn’t interest you, you should still check out the website. Crowdsourcing is still catching on, but it could have a big impact on the world at large; this is how that process starts.