Virtual communities fund real projects in Oakland

on April 13, 2011

Local businesses, bands and teachers are using social networks and online communities for more than just keeping up with friends. They’re taking advantage of new fundraising tools that allow a guy from Spain, another from Germany, and some old high school buddies to donate start-up funds for a wine bar in Oakland. Websites like Kickstarter and DonorsChoose allow virtual communities to support real-life projects. Christine Mai-Duc has the whole story on Oakland North Radio.

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