Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects, offering the opportunity to raise funding to launch unique ideas. Projects are only funded if it reaches its goal before the time runs out (relatively one month). This way, projects won't be developed with insufficient budgets, and everyone involved is protected.
Of course, not all projects on Kickstarter are philanthropic. Someone might want to start a motorcycle magazine or start a quilting business, but many projects do have a social agenda, making it a great way to experiment with our giving.
Many campaigns only require a minimum of $1 to donate. This lets you get your feet wet without jumping into the deep end just yet. Also, gifts are a one time donation. No monthly requirements, no mailing lists, and you're helping someone achieve a dream.
Coming up tomorrow: Kickstarter Food Projects that need your support in the month of June.