Solutions Journalism Network

In an age of economic globalization and rapidly-increasing access to technology, new avenues are opening up to help finance and implement solutions. For many individuals and organizations that can't acquire needed resources from government, corporations, or other large institutions, funding can now be easily raised from grassroots sources - friends, family, and even strangers halfway around the world. Crowdfunding is a new method of collecting resources for a cause, thanks largely to apps available on smartphones or direct digital money transfers. This collection of stories explores how various groups have turned to the general public to help raise money and supplies for a variety of solutions.