Matching the crowd - Combining crowdfunding and institutional funding to get great ideas off the ground

This study examines the impact of matched crowdfunding as a new means of getting ideas and projects off the ground, through analysis of a £251,500 matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects.
Discussion paper

Crowd-sourced equity funding

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...

Cultivating growth: the 2nd Asia Pacific alternative finance industry report

This study reveals that Australia's US$610 million alternative finance market, including peer-to-peer lending and crowd-funding, has grown 53% over the past twelve months, to become the second largest market in the region.

Crowdfunding and charities: information for charities, donors and fundraisers about the use of crowdfunding

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched the guide to help charities, donors and fundraisers with their use of crowdfunding websites.
Conference paper

Harnessing the Arc-Hive

This paper addresses the construction of archival collections through the use of public support and volunteer labour. It examines the requirement of a new music archive to engage with consumers and participants to achieve its desired outcomes.

Shared, collaborative and on demand: the new digital economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide. The Pew Research Centre surveyed 4.787 American adults – its first-ever comprehensive study of...

Crowdfunded journalism: a small but growing addition to publicly driven journalism

Over the past several years, crowdfunding via the internet has become a popular way to engage public support – and financial backing – for all kinds of projects, from the Coolest Cooler to a virtual reality gaming headset to a prototype of a sailing spacecraft...