Philadelphia is ripe with small groups that have been successful in online crowd-funding using the popular Kickstarter platform.
More than $8.8 million has been raised in Philadelphia alone on Kickstarter, the website announced today.
Some of those groups include Pizza Brain in Fishtown, the world's first pizza museum, which raised $16,587 from 326 backers.
Their next-door neighbor, Little Baby's Ice Cream, raised $6,314 from 151 funders using Kickstarter.
The Philadelphia Film Society's effort to restore the Roxy Theatre raised $47,776 from 479 different people using Kickstarter.
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Any nonprofit can create a fundraising page on Kickstarter and use the site's glossy interface to get online donations.