Accelerating the SDGs - The Role of Crowdfunding in Investing for Impact

Accelerating the SDGs - The Role of Crowdfunding in Investing for Impact
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The role of crowdfunding in the impact sector has grown in recent years thanks to its unique way of raising funds to support social purpose organisations, attracting retail investors to social innovation and enabling them to participate as funders of societal solutions.

This publication defines how impact crowdfunding platforms can be positioned within the impact ecosystem. Impact crowdfunding platforms are investors for impact pooling and managing resources from the crowd to enable social purpose organisations to maximise their social impact, and taking a highly engaged approach to support their investees.

This short and incisive report highlights the opportunities crowdfunding brings to the impact space for financing the SDGs, and overviews the different ways in which impact crowdfunding platforms can collaborate with other investors for impact, such as foundations, impact funds or financial institutions, to maximise and scale their impact.