Distributed resource-gathering campaigns facilitated by dedicated platforms. While many civic projects make use of mainstream crowdfunding platforms, other platforms focused explicitly on civic, urban, or social impact projects.
In partnership with municipal crowdfunding platform Neighborly and the Berkeley Blockchain Lab, Berkeley City Council is planning on issuing municipal bonds on the blockchain.
HandUp makes giving to nonprofit organizations and their clients easy, secure and transparent -- and your donation goes directly to the cause. We partner with nonprofits whose mission is to serve those experiencing poverty. Every donation, small or large, can have a huge impact on a person's life.
We use the concepts of platform politics and voice to show that while Amplify managers and designers invested time and resources to include the voices of Amplify beneficiaries on the platform and elicit their feedback on projects supported via the platform, no meaningful participation took place.