Successful Crowdsourcing Campaigns
In 2011, as websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo were rising in popularity, Causeway was founded in Chattanooga as a locally-focused crowdfunding platform that connected unmet needs with people who wanted to help. In 2014, we moved from an exclusively online platform to one that is present in the city; putting boots on the ground to help Chattanoogans solve problems in their own communities. As we have continued to grow, our relationship with crowdfunding has shifted. We've decided to leave the technical stuff to the experts, freeing us up to focus on strengthening the projects that come through our doors. While crowdfunding is no longer our identity, it will always be a tool that we use to help local leaders put their ideas to work. Between 2011 and 2016 we helped Chattanoogans raise over half a million dollars for local causes through crowdfunding. These days we are still using all of that experience to help people raise money through killer campaigns using existing platforms like Generosity.