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Report | Why Philanthropy Must Support Crowdfunding in India

Strategic Philanthropy | Everyday Giving | Nov 1, 2017

Since the beginning of this decade, crowdfunding has enabled an ever-growing number of projects, from films to products to charitable work, to be successfully funded through online platforms. The proliferation of crowdfunding platforms in India that enable individuals and groups to seek funds for non-profit and charitable causes, is an indication that the public is open to new ways of engaging and participating in positive social change.

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