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.
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Mayer, M. Examining Community Dynamics of Civic Crowdfunding Participation. Comput Supported Coop Work 28, 961–975 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-018-9307-3
- Community investment
- Local government
- Non-traditional service delivery mechanisms