Please feel free to let us know about useful and interesting links for artists. We'll pass them along. Please note that Puffin has no relationship with these other organizations and list them here (in their own words) as a resource.
Crowdsourcing: "List Your Own Project" Sites
Kickstarter.com: Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
Indiegogo.com: Have something you are passionate about? On IndieGoGo you can create a funding campaign to raise money quickly and securely. Our trusted platform has helped to raise millions of dollars for over 40,000 campaigns, across 201 countries. Anyone can start raising money right now on IndieGoGo! You can create a funding pitch, offer unique perks or tax deductions to your contributors in lieu of offering profit (you always keep 100% ownership), and get the word out!
Unitedstatesartists.org: Launched in December, 2010 by United States Artists, USA Projects is a dynamic new creative community... that connects people with great artists and helps them to make tax-deductible contributions to projects in the performing, visual, media, and literary arts. United States Artists is a public charity dedicated to investing in America's finest artists and illuminating their value to society.
Gofundme.com: GoFundMe makes it super simple to fundraise online for the things that matter to you most. From honeymoons to memorials and everything in between, it's easy to invite family & friends to donate to your important life events, projects & causes. (ed. note: Gofundme is a for profit site and does take a percentage of dollars raised. But it is also open to non-US citizens/residents)