This is a common concept co-created by Sina Mossayeb and I. Imagine if OpenIDEO worked with its community to take winning concepts and realize them by fundraising some of the community's favorite concepts. There are models of crowd fundraising, where people financially back ideas they want to see realized
Funding platforms like
Start Some Good
could be used to fund some winning and not winning concepts that the community really liked. The added value is not only to be able to pledge for money for their realization, but also to give even greater exposure to some of these awesome ideas and bounce off of the feedback of other great communities.
The users themselves can help realize these in a collaborative effort facilitated by OpenIDEO as the trusted brand behind collecting the funds.
But what if OpenIDEO took a step further and partnered with one of these funding platforms?
Should the partnership be strictly bilateral between OpenIDEO and the funding platform? Or should any OpenIDEATOR be able to take on a concept, build a business case around it and share it on the funding platform? (If yes, with or without mandatory mention of the original OpenIDEO challenge?)