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Crowdfunding (a form of crowdsourcing) is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising
monetary contributions from a large number of people, today often performed via Internet-mediated
registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and
other methods. Crowdfunding is a form of alternative finance, which has emerged outside of the
traditional financial system.
The crowdfunding model is based on three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea
and/or project to be funded, individuals or groups who support the idea, and a moderating
organization* (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea.
*These moderating organizations ("platforms") that bring the parties together to launch these ideas
typically charge 5% or more plus credit card fees of 2½% or more.