KM4Dev community - funding models


KM4Dev community - funding models

This group is meant to attract anyone interested to contribute actively and creatively to develop long term and sustainable funding models to finance our community:

  1. how to fund our core management needs;
  2. how to fund our activities world wide;
  3. how to indentify sponsors to co-finance participation in events of members with little means.

Discussion and decision making on funding models is coordinated by the KM4Dev Core Group.

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Latest Activity: Jul 15

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Started by Daniel Obeng Manteaw Apr 10.

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Comment by Daniel Obeng Manteaw on April 9, 2015 at 3:39pm

Hello my Beloved Associates,

Eventhough I am a new platform member but I am desirous to contribute.

My research philosophy suggests that the application of crowdfunding will grow more than 100 percent in 2016, because according to various industrial sources, it grew 60-80 percent in 2012 and 2013 respedtively.
Whiles the roots of crowdfunding remain firm in the United States; the movement holds much promise and has massive implications for the global economy.
In the space of only five years, crowdfunding has grown from a handful of sites to nearly 1,000 platforms operating on every continent except Antarctica.

We cut through the confusion and hype around using crowdfunding to raise money for NGOs and non-profits. Crowdfunding provides a powerful new tool for you to engage the community, increase donations and amplify your message effectively.
With this program, I’ll be glad if permitted to introduce to you Sherwood’s practical strategies for implementing crowdfunding to increase donations. [Sherwood Neiss is one of America’s most trusted authorities on Crowdfunding. He wrote ‘Crowdfund Investing For Dummies’. He is among the founders of the modern crowdfunding movement. He has been featured on giant mass media screens in the States on crowdfunding engagements].
There are many related backgrounds to support this modern application. Crowdfunding has exploded as a global phenomenon and revolutionized the way artists and entrepreneurs get their funding.

May I ask this straightforward question? Just imagine, if irrespective of your persistency in proposal submission, you are turned down to a funding source for no apparent reason, what will you do then?
Will you quit from implementing your noble idea to save humanity or you will still pursue the federal grant search?
Remember, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”.
I think the most intelligent alternative is to adopt “CROWDFUNDING”

Read my full detail on my walls.

Thank you.

Daniel obeng Manteaw. Accra Ghana

Comment by Peter J. Bury on April 7, 2015 at 7:09pm

Catalina I am fully with you about flexibility. What would be interesting is if you could share any views on how to make the financing of KM4Dev running and activities on the one hand more  flexible but on the other hand more sustained. The main issue in my view is that due to the world wide "crisis" both organizations and people are less prepared to co-resource initiatives like KM4Dev than in earlier years of our existence. Am I wrong?

Comment by Peter J. Bury on April 7, 2015 at 10:15am

Dear 33 members of this group. I'm very aware of being way behind with what I intended to document, make accessible and discuss with you all here. I renew my intention to work on this in the coming time. 

I also intend to be more present here and interact with all of you! Grazie, Peter

Comment by Catalina Jaime on April 1, 2015 at 4:28pm
Hello all, I'm very interested in your discussion about new financial mechanism. I've been reflecting a lot about this issue in the last years, and I agree that the current rigid models should evolve. Here is a talk I did 2 weeks ago in Sendai at the WCDRR, my first point is about that. I'll be happy to continue involved in the discussion.
Catalina Jaime
Comment by Peter J. Bury on February 5, 2014 at 4:55pm

Thnx John, Thnx Ewen, Thnx Carl

I'm sorry I'm way behind with updating the file that summarizes ideas till now. I hope to catch up soon.

This is the file by the way < problems with access, let me know!

Comment by John Smith on February 3, 2014 at 7:18pm

And more generally, in all the contributions that have been made about "KM4Dev Futures":

Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on February 2, 2014 at 10:09am

Hello all, In those interviews of KM4Dev members (old and new) by Melissa there's a number of reflections on possible funding alternatives (towards the end of the interviews).

Comment by Carl Jackson on January 7, 2014 at 2:24pm

I think a mixed financing model is realistic as the world is like that, we might hope for one source and along comes another instead, so not good to be too limited in how we can take in funds.  I guess it comes down to having a way to account for any funds that need specific financial reporting. As long as we have that capacity, we can seek, received and spend funds from mixed sources.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on December 4, 2013 at 3:57pm

What is your opinion of going for a mixed financing model, mixed as in a combination of:

  1. voluntary contributions, acknowledged publicly if above a certain amount /year;
  2. institutional overhead funding project and business plan based;
  3. some form of crowd funding;
  4. specific projects funding;
  5. sponsoring of participants of key KM4Dev events, conditional;
  6. explore some from of  'micro payments for a service by non registered users';
  7. any other suggestions...
Comment by Peter J. Bury on November 6, 2013 at 12:25am

Dear all, nice to see that we are 17 here by now. Sorry that I do not show up regularly till now. I hope to improve, certainly now that since Nov 1st I have been granted garden leave ;-)

I hope to update the wiki page with thoughts in funding models soon.

In the meantime please share here your views and ideas on how to secure the various funding needs we have as a community.


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