Seeding is believing: McGill launches crowdfunding platform

Megan Elizabeth Martin, Cloudworks, Jun 06, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

McGill University in Montreal has launched a crowdfunding platform to encourage donations. "McGill donors can now choose specific projects to support – projects that really speak to them – and watch as their support helps change our landscape of learning," said Ayesha Mayan, Director of McGill’s Annual Fund. So we're moving through a very typical evolution in this technology too - from a single dominant player (Kickstarter) to many individual and silo-style platforms. Next (we can only hope) come the aggregators, which will help us choose from providers.

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