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Crowdfunding for the Arts

From the February 2014 edition

If you’re looking for ways to support the arts, there’s now an online marketplace to guide you., which connects donors with arts-related projects, recently added Franklin County to its roster of about 20 participating communities. The goal is to help nonprofits turn ideas into reality—think Kickstarter for the arts set.

Jami Goldstein, vice president of marketing and communications for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, says one of the reasons online giving is so popular these days is that people like to know exactly where their money is going. “We want to increase the transparency between nonprofit organizations and donors,” Goldstein says.

The Capital Pride Band of Columbus—its project was titled “We need more cowbell!”—secured funding to buy more percussion instruments.

Unlike Kickstarter, even if a Power2give project does not reach its goal, it still receives the money promised by donors.