In March 2011 I spoke in Barcelona at the "Do Good Do Well" conference and met Jil Van Eyle. Back in 1998 Jil was one of the early developers of what is now commonly called crowd funding. Jil founded Teaming, which he explains as follows:
"Teaming is a simple, but powerful story of how leveraging individuals’ consciousness and creative thinking through teamwork can generate great positive impacts and results for people, business and society."
After its start in Europe, Teaming now has a U.S. website here.
My original post on Teaming, which explains how and why Teaming started, is here. Teaming is a great example of how passion and entrepreneurship can combine for social benefit.