Here are a couple of Asheville-based crowd-funding projects that are ongoing and worth noting.

The DoNationdonation_2014

From founder Evans Prater: The DoNation is a non-profit dedicated to increasing global charitable contributions and raising the awareness of charitable causes through a community driven by social media.

The DoNation IndieGoGo campaign will help raise funds to develop the DoNation app for IOS and Android devices.

“This is an exciting next step for us,” says founder Prater. “With the app, donors will be directly connected to their giving community, receiving news about their favorite charitable causes, the charitable activities of their peers, and the ability to donate their time or money with one click – from their web-connected device. The implications are profound for charitable organizations, who can engage with a demographic they otherwise might overlook.”

The IndieGoGo campaign hopes to raise $50,000 and began on February 16, 2014. The campaign has raised more than $2,000 so far.

The Horizon by Outrider

horizon_by_outrider2_2014In a nutshell: Outrider’s Kickstarter for “Horizon” an electric trike that’s completely adaptable, and designed to bring the joys of riding a bike to people with all sorts of different physical abilities – from quadriplegics to paraplegics to those with spinal cord injuries – the Horizon makes adventure and independence possible for everyone.

The local, Fletcher-based company needs to raise $100,000 in their Kickstarter campaign to bring the Horizon into production, and into the hands of those who want and need it most. It has raised more than $20,000 so far.

From the press release: Outrider’s adaptive use bike, the Horizon, is an all-terrain electric cycle that brings the joy of riding a bike to people with many different abilities, including many paraplegics and quadriplegics; 30 Day Kickstarter campaign for production launched today.

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