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Ongoing development, activity flow, "contribute" buttons, calls...

By: Goteo 21 | 02 | 2012 Calls, Goteo
Snapshot of a specific feeder capital call page

We can't keep still! After programming the wall of backers we've been working on some improvements to the present platform:

  • Activity flow on the homepage : gives prominence to any new actions on the platform through better visibility in such a way that Goteo updates as well as those of the projects and user activity is shown chronologically. If someone wants to donate

Wall of Backers, another way to visualise crowdfunding

By: Goteo 10 | 02 | 2012 Goteo, Help kit

Thinking about the collective cheques we delivered to the first successfully cofunded projects in Goteo, it occurred to us that a good way to visualise the support given to the projects would be to create a graphic solution to show the avatars of the users in proportion to their contributions.

It should appear on the homepage of each campaign, as an external element that can be embedded in other websites/blogs etc or have an address (see


The path of your project, in 10 steps

By: Goteo 31 | 01 | 2012 Crowdsasuna, Goteo, Projects, Help kit
Photo source:: 10 steps by Leo Reynolds under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license

Need synergy and crowdfunding for an open project? There are just 10 steps from having an idea to getting the help of the Goteo community:

  1. Sign up as a Goteo user and activate your account via the email you'll receive.
  2. Create a new project in your dashboard and fill in the form which will appear. There is an assistant to guide you through each step.

Around Goteo in 80 days / Starting the project log

By: Goteo 24 | 01 | 2012 Success stories, Goteo
News report about Goteo & the Bookcamping & Freedonia projects on spanish national TV La Sexta. Source: http://www.lasextanoticias.com/videos/ver/licencia_libre_para_el_ciudadano/546073

After 80 days and a lot of movement, and now that the complete cycle of the first projects with we launched the platform is over, we're starting a series of regular updates about Goteo and things we've been chewing over: progress updates, ongoing developments, challenges and where we are going in general. We welcome comments on the posts or if you want to get more involved, please get in touch here):

  • Focus Prize For Open

First collective cheques delivered, more on the way

By: Goteo 23 | 12 | 2011 Success stories, Projects, Help kit
Photo: Carlos Cazurro (www.cazurro.com) with Creative Commons by-nc-nd/2.0

A short post with photos of the delivery of the collective cheques earlier last week. On Tuesday, December 20th, coinciding with the start of #redada 11: NGOs, Social Actions and Internet at Medialab Prado, we delivered cheques to the the two first projects co-funded via the platform: Tuderechoasaber.es and


Validating an irrigation system for the commons

By: Goteo 14 | 12 | 2011 Success stories, Goteo, Projects
Source: Botanicalls Kits, based on arduino let plants reach out for human help! They offer a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates to your mobile phone

We'll start this post citing one of the best shared resources on the Internet - wikipedia: "Drip irrigation, also known as "drop by drop irrigation", is an irrigation method used in arid zones which permits the optimum use of water and fertiliser."

Here at Goteo we've been trying out this same system in a digital way for 40 days. And after helping "water" to arrive in the form of monetary and other resources


Tu derecho a saber ha sido cofinanciado y se desarrollará colaborativamente :)

By: Goteo 30 | 11 | 2011 Success stories, Projects
Vídeo explicativo del proyecto. Créditos de la fotografía inferior: "Out to Launch" de Jon@th@nC en Flickr bajo licencia Creative Commons by-nc-sa 2.0

Goteo está de celebración. Tuderechoasaber.es, la herramienta propuesta por David Cabo y Access Info para presionar y hacer efectiva la ley de transparencia en España acaba de obtener los recursos mínimos que se había fijado, a dos semanas de cumplir el plazo. Con el espaldarazo definitivo que le ha dado