Rethinking Local Government in the Age of the CrowdAster van Tilburg
Civic crowdfunding is evolving and has become much more than just an instrument to realize nice civic initiatives. Today, due to the fast growth, civic crowdfunding is challenging the traditional role of local governments. What role can the municipality still play in projects that are totally funded and run by local communities? And what happens if crowdfunding becomes a political campaign instrument to enforce a political decision? What is, and could be the new role of local governments in civic crowdfunding? Is match funding a potential tool governments can use re-interact with the crowd?
Voor je Buurt (for your neighbourhood) is the biggest crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for civic projects in The Netherlands. During the CSW Global Aster van Tilburg will answer these questions and share her experience with over 250 civic crowdfunding projects.