Though crowdsourced fundraising has been supporting startups and entrepreneurs for years, it is starting to gain traction as a method for raising money in the museum world. Attempting crowdsourced fundraising in museums requires us to navigate a complex landscape of donors, members, and our online audiences not used to traditional styles of engagement, or who began their relationship in a totally different context. In this panel discussion, three museums will talk about the challenges and successes in their crowdsource fundraising efforts including content, distribution, technology and strategy.

Development and Membership track generously supported by Blackbaud and Schultz & Williams


  • Yoonhyung Lee
  • Susan Breitkopf
  • Emily Graslie