When observing yourself you can learn a lot about others, too (and vice versa). As far as we – and the author of the German Das Kulturmanagement Blog know – betterplace.org is the one and only. In Germany, that is. On a global level, however, there are many online fundraising platforms, and that’s a good thing. Especially North America is ahead of Europe when it comes to understanding and using the power of the social web. Thank you, dear Kulturmanagement Blog, for linking to Peter Deitz’ blog About Micro Philanthropy and its list of online fundraising platforms, some of which are, like betterplace.org, also web communities.
Are we comparable? I’d definitely encourage comparisons. Take Montreal based GiveMeaning, for instance. We are quite similar to each other – but then again so different. I like the idea behind their voting system: a project proposal has to receive 100 votes within 30 days in order to become a project and qualify for fundraising. Nonetheless (I won’t even pretend to be objective about this…) to me betterplace is more appealing. What do you think?