Citizinvestor is an American-based civic crowdfunding website. It has successfully helped fund a project to buy iPads with voice over software for a class of blind students.OverviewFounded by Jordan Raynor, Tony De Sisto and Erik RapprichDonations are tax deductibleDonors are not charged if their project does not reach its funding targetProjects can only be submitted by municipalitiesPeople can start petitions for new projectsUnlike kickstarter, no perks/rewards/swag are offeredInitial focus is on micro projects: between $10,000 and $20,000.Charges a 5% fee plus 3% for Amazon's payment processingQuotesWe fundamentally believe that citizens don’t have an issue with how much they pay for government services. They just want more control over where their dollars are going. That’s a really important distinction. - Jordan Rayner This has the potential to transform the way government projects and priorities are determined, go a really long way to making government more accessible, making the budget process more participatory, and using technological tools to allow citizens to put their money where their mouth is and vote with their dollars. - Jordan Rayner
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