Kickstarter gets a ton of publicity as a way for organizations to raise money online. For individuals, “Crowdtilt” might be a better option.

We saw examples of people who raised money for a baby gift, an urban garden, a party, a high school reunion, and so on. You set a goal and invite friends to donate. Their credit cards are charged only if the campaign “tilts,” meaning you reached your goal. The funds either get deposited in your bank account or your PayPal account. Post videos or photos to provide a little enticement for your fundraising. The site uses Facebook accounts so potential donors know who they’re donating to. The downside is that CrowdTilt collects 2.5 percent of the amount you raise. Still, this is a fairly nice way to put your hand out.

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