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Contributing € 5

The first step that tells us you believe in what we do

Thank you for this gesture that tells us that you align yourself with our vision! In this way you support us to continue on the path of social transformation.

Remember that every contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Contributing € 20

Support our Wilder Journal

Did you know that the Platoniq Foundation has launched its own digital journal? 👉 journal.platoniq.net

The Wilder Journal is a space for creating and sharing knowledge, the kind of knowledge that nurtures, that empowers, that impacts, that serves as a platform for transformative initiatives to be known and researched. It is a peephole into what is brewing for the future, into experiences that are transforming the future. We want to nurture this space with interviews, research articles and our own success stories.

As a thank you for your donation, we will subscribe you to the Wilder Journal newsletter so you won't miss a thing.

Remember that every contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Contributing € 35

Tote bag "Wilder Journal by Platoniq".

Thank you very much for your trust! With this donation you will receive a great tote bag with Alba Feito's illustrations, created for our Wilder Journal, plus a set of stickers! They come in different colours and with different messages and illustrations :)

(Shipping available only within the Spanish national territory)

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 08 Backers

Contributing € 55

Camiseta "Wilder Journal by Platoniq"

Thank you very much for your trust! With this donation you will receive a great t-shirt with the illustrations of Alba Feito, created for our Wilder Journal, plus a set of stickers! They come in different colours and with different messages and illustrations :)

(Shipping available only within the Spanish national area)

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 04 Backers

Contributing € 100

Sponsor a feature of Goteo's open source code

Thank you so much for believing in what we do! Many organisations use the code of our platform and we lack the time to follow the evolution of these "little sisters" of Goteo. With your help we will be able to improve and document new technological developments on our platform.

As a thank you for your donation, you will be able to attend a digital session with us where you can ask all your questions about Goteo's free code if you need to.

Remember that every contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 01 Backers

Contributing € 150

Premium advisory for your campaign

Do you believe in the value of the advisory services we offer at Goteo? Support us so that we can continue to give more personalised attention to the people who drive campaigns. With this donation we will be able to give premium advisory time to the campaign of your choice. This means up to 2 hours of videoconference with one of our advisors to solve all your doubts and to accompany you in case you want to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Contributing € 250

Help us expand Goteo and the civic crowdfunding in your community!

Do you think crowdfunding is not well known in your community or organisation? Support us so that we can continue to spread our knowledge among initiatives that need funding and give an important boost to their digital transition.

With this donation you can request a 2 hour digital session to introduce crowdfunding in your community. You gather at least 10 people attending and we organise it!

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Contributing € 350

A day of co-creation together

Thank you very much for believing in what we do! One of our added values is creativity in design and co-creation processes. We work with innovative methodologies, gamification and safer spaces under the principles of Design Justice.

Would you like to learn more about these processes? With this donation you can attend a co-creation session with our team.

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 00 Backers

Contributing € 600

An act of solidarity with other transformative organisations

Wow! Thank you so much for your support. People like you give us the strength to keep doing what we do!

At Platoniq we are creative and visionary and we like to help and inspire other organisations in their journey. Many contact us asking for our advice on gamification, scenario design, strategic plans, rethinking their internal participation processes, their governance model, etc. We have helped large and small organisations to face current challenges in our society, to rethink the future of important initiatives such as Wikimedia, Fundació Pare Manel, Mozilla Foundation or Missions Publiques.

With this donation you are making an act of solidarity so that we can continue to help other organisations that cannot finance this type of accompaniment and need inspiration from other possible models.

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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Contributing € 1.000

Join the Friends of Social and Democratic Innovation Club!

Wow! Thank you very much for your support. People like you give us the strength to keep doing what we do .

Would you like to be part of what's in the pipeline for the future? With this donation you will participate in our Friends of Social and Democratic Innovation Club where we will address the challenges of the transition to economic democracy and social justice.

We will meet twice a year to look back on milestones and learnings as a laboratory of social and democratic innovation. Also you will receive reports and you will be able to participate as an observer in facilitating dialogue and deliberation.

Remember that each contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

> 00 Backers

Contributing € 16.000

Fund a citizens' dialogue with young people on climate change

Thank you so much! **It is acts like this that make a difference and help us take a firm step towards a fairer future.

We believe that the climate crisis must be addressed with the participation of the generations that will suffer most from its consequences. Climate change and the energy supply crisis can steal the future from young people. We believe that these same people are the ones who should have a leading role in building a future that is just for them.

**Help us empower them to become a leading agent of change by training them in facilitating citizen dialogues and deliberative assemblies.

Thanks to your donation, we will be able to design and implement at least one youth dialogue on climate change by 2023.

Remember that every contribution is tax deductible between 35 and 80%! Calculate here: https://www.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

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About this project

Donate to the Platoniq Foundation and help us grow sustainable futures

Needs Task Minimum Optimum
Programming hours for the development of the Goteo platform
As you know, Goteo is an open source platform. We need to keep evolving Goteo's code and implementing and documenting improvements to the platform in order to provide the best service to our community and projects.
€ 15.000
Time to design a training programme for youth facilitators of participatory processes and citizens' dialogues on climate change
Climate change will particularly affect the younger generations. We want to empower them to participate in change and play a decisive role in shaping their future. They need knowledge, tools and critical thinking. With this fundraising we will be able to have two people working on the design of a course aimed at introducing young people to process facilitation and citizen deliberation. This training programme will be replicable to any other field, such as mental health or housing rights.
€ 4.000
Time available to build alliances with SSE organisations
We continue with our objective of weaving alliances with organisations from the Social and Solidarity Economy and those who share the same values. With this aim we need to work together, complement each other and seek common objectives. And this is a fundamental work that requires time, a time that we cannot always take out of our daily operations. With the donations we obtain, we will be able to block part of the team's hours dedicated to this essential work.
€ 6.000
Forthcoming ESS edition of our Wilder Journal
Did you know that Platoniq Foundation has launched its own digital journal? journal.platoniq.net. The Wilder Journal is a space for creating and sharing knowledge, the kind of knowledge that nurtures, that empowers, that impacts, that serves as a platform for transformative initiatives to be known and researched. It is a peephole into what is brewing for the future, the future we want to build. This project does not obtain any type of external funding, it is self-financed by the foundation and is fed by the hours invested by our team. Please support us so that we can continue to generate and share this knowledge in a future edition on the Social and Solidarity Economy.
€ 7.000
Needs Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Recruitment of a full-time researcher in data analysis and data journalism
We want to enrich participatory processes with analysis and contextualisation. We ask ourselves questions such as: can public policies of financial aid be defined according to the budgets of the Goteo campaigns received? These and other hypotheses can generate political impact and only with a good data analysis we will be able to study them.
€ 35.000
2 more full-time advisors for Goteo
Our advisory services are one of the added values of our platform. We offer support during the whole process of the campaigns and we train the driving team. We would like to recruit more people to offer the best service to the projects that come to us, as well as to form more alliances within the SSE. It would allow us to offer more personalised, more in-depth and more comprehensive advice. Another of our main objectives is to reach more initiatives in less explored regions and to be able to have much more contact with the most depopulated rural areas, where we know there is a very interesting breeding ground for local empowerment initiatives. We want to create more opportunities in spaces and groups that do not have it so easy, and for that we need more people on our team dedicated exclusively to it. Another of our main objectives is to reach more initiatives in less explored regions and to be able to have much more contact with the most depopulated rural areas, where we know there is a very interesting breeding ground for local empowerment initiatives. We want to create more opportunities in spaces and groups that do not have it so easy, and for that we need more team dedicated exclusively to it.
€ 60.000
Total € 15.000 € 127.000
Necessary
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General information

Nowadays, it seems that imagining a better future, a brighter future, is a delusion. This world lacks hope; we have been led to believe that a dystopian future inevitably awaits us.

At Platoniq Foundation, at Goteo, we are convinced that another future is possible. And we do not believe this as an act of faith. We know it is possible because we have been promoting and accompanying initiatives that have made what seemed utopian a reality for 20 years.

Until it became a reality, it was a utopia that citizens could sue the banks and succeed in bringing to jail those who, with corrupt practices, put the country on the brink of economic rescue. But #15MPaRato promoted the Bankia case, obtained the return of almost 10,000 million to affected people and obtained responsibilities for the #TarjetasBlack

It also seemed utopian that a cooperative newspaper would manage to maintain its independence and economic solvency through crowdfunding. And here we have La Marea, whose four Goteo campaigns have already raised more than €535,500.

Not to mention campaigns like Kids for the future, an educational project to raise awareness among future generations about the environmental impact of human beings on the planet. Or Las Kellys, the waitresses' union that raised the money to set up its own booking centre, free of exploitation and with guarantees of fair work. Or Top Manta, the first fashion line launched by the Popular Union of Street Vendors of Barcelona that has culminated in a social enterprise project.

At Goteo we have a catalogue of truly transformative alternatives that have had a huge impact on society. These and many, many more have been achievements that once seemed impossible. But Utopia is only utopia until someone makes it real. And we are immensely proud and grateful to have been part of it.

Now we want to go much further. There are many more utopias to achieve. For example:

  • To continue developing a calculator that allows measuring the social impact of crowdfunding campaigns and to have it adopted by our driving community.
  • To have a school of deliberation and critical thinking to empower the younger generation.
  • To create a time lab
  • Contribute to the Social and Solidarity Economy becoming the hegemonic model and not the alternative
  • ...

There are many ideas that we want to germinate. The soil is already fertile and we have the drip irrigation system (GOTEO) to nourish them. Now we need something else to make the seeds sprout: we need more water. That is why, for the first time, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to collect donations for our foundation. We need the kind of rain that fills the reservoirs, flows down the rivers and waters everything.

Do you also believe that another world is possible? Do you want to sow utopian futures with us? Donate to the foundation, amplify the wave and go with our flow!

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

At Platoniq Foundation, through the Goteo.org platform and the experience of its team, we provide knowledge and tools so that transformative projects and the people behind them can improve, grow and achieve their goals.

With Goteo we don't just offer funding, we have a team of people who accompany the projects and advise them step by step. **We are facilitators of alliances and we create a community around each campaign.

Every year we promote new partnerships with public and private institutions to generate new forms of co-financing, or democratic financing, innovating in the third sector and in the way public funds are allocated and distributed publicly. The body of experience and knowledge accumulated over the years is transmitted and shared through numerous national and international workshops, conferences and public events.

As you know, Goteo is an open source platform, and we also publish all the information generated around the platform's activity on the Goteo statistics page, promoting transparency and accountability.

As Platoniq, we have a long history of experience in designing participatory processes and citizen dialogues, developing open source digital tools, and training and consulting in the digital transition and collaborative economy.

In 2022, after the merger of the two organisations and now as Platoniq Foundation, we have designed the strategic plan with which we want to address the major challenges we face as a society, in a context where despair, the vision of dystopian futures and the concentration of power in the hands of a few reigns.

We have united the best of both worlds, to make us stronger and become that social impact wave that generates a chain of empowerment for citizens, communities and projects. We want to collectively build the future we want. A beautiful, hopeful, fair future for all people and sustainable for ecosystems.

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Why this is important

We have been demonstrating for years that another world is possible. In this platform, you can find a catalogue of initiatives that show that there is hope. That there are viable alternatives to the dystopian present and the future imposed upon us.

We want to continue to nurture this hope, to continue to nourish transformative projects with funding, community and alliances. We want to continue activating citizen mobilisation and recover the power to decide.

At the Foundation we face the daily challenge of collectively organising work oriented towards democratic innovation in a way that is coherent with our values and organisational principles and in the Third Sector.

Our funding model, a hybrid between public and private funding, allows us to be financially sustainable and we are fortunate to be able to carry out activities that are 100% aligned with our values and have a collective return. However, the demands of day-to-day operations make it difficult to have quality time to innovate, go deeper, analyse, measure impact, take retrospectives, and even take a rest.

For this internal and external transformation we need resources and, above all, we need the most precious and scarce resource in our society: time. Making a donation is a way of giving us more time to innovate, to weave more networks and alliances, to take care of ourselves and to take care of our community. We would like to expand our team by adding two more people to the Goteo advisory team, as well as a researcher in data analysis and data journalism.

This project is aimed at all of you who, like us, want to build a better world. At all the people who know that our foundation serves as a driving force for all these initiatives that offer us a more desirable future. To those of you who trust that we generate knowledge that is worth investing in.

In 2022 we have already received more than €15,000 thanks to more than 6,000 donors who have placed their trust in our foundation. We thank you very much! With this, we have already reached the minimum we need to continue implementing improvements to the Goteo platform and to keep evolving and maintaining its open source code. **Now, let's go for the optimum!

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Team and experience

Have you ever wondered who created Goteo? Did you know that the platform is managed by a Foundation? What is the reason and what does this imply?

Goteo is a project created by Platoniq, an association born in 2001 and led by Susana Noguero and Olivier Schulbaum with the aim of promoting free culture and opentechnology.

After years of promoting projects, tools and methodologies that were pioneers and received several international recognitions, Platoniq asks itself this question: how to make initiatives viable and sustainable with social impact?

And in response to this challenge, Goteo was born in 2011. Platoniq decided to manage the platform from a foundation, as a non-profit entity that ensures the maintenance of the principles of openness, neutrality, transparency and independence in the development and maintenance of the crowdfunding platform. In this way, what would be called the Goteo Foundation until 2021, focused on the field of ethical and democratic funding, was created.

Meanwhile, Platoniq continued in parallel as an association dedicated to the design of digital participatory processes, facilitating innovative participatory methodologies to help shape more democratic and just societies and organisations.

The two organisations have been leaders and vanguards in their fields, inspiring many other initiatives and leading the way through creativity and innovation, receiving numerous awards and international recognition.

In the year 2021, Goteo "returns home " and with the union of the two organisations, a new stage begins as Fundación Platoniq from which, in addition to democratising funding, we put democratic culture and collaboration between people at the centre.

We are currently a multidisciplinary team of 22 people working for social transformation. The year we turn 20 in Platoniq and 10 years in Goteo, our challenges, goals and teams come together. And they also become bigger. And we want to celebrate many more years promoting initiatives that put the common good at the centre, working to leave a better world for the generations that come after us.

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Social commitment

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Quality Education

    Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

    There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

  • Climate Action

    Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

  • Partnerships for the Goals

    Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development