Examining Community Dynamics of Civic Crowdfunding Participation

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Abstract

Over the past decade, crowdfunding has emerged as a legitimate, albeit niche, resource for public service delivery. Predicated on utilizing the resources of the crowd to address public issues, civic crowdfunding has the potential to offer citizens a greater role in service delivery and community development. This study investigates community dynamics and their potential impact on project success in jurisdictions proposing civic crowdfunding proposals. The results highlight the dynamics and characteristics of communities where project proposals are likely to find funding success. The results further highlight several potential opportunities for future research to better understand how and why these projects truly work.

Keywords

Crowdfunding Community Demographics Participation Inclusion Crowdsourcing Community investment collaboration Local government Non-traditional service delivery mechanisms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public ServiceOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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