Check it out… come to your own conclusion… Kickstarter

Quoting from their “What Is Kickstarter” page;

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 5.4 million people have pledged $932 million, funding 54,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life.

We’re an independent, 70-person company, based in New York City’s Lower East Side. We spend our time making Kickstarter a little bit better every day, answering questions from backers and creators, and finding new projects to share. If a project is successfully funded, we apply a 5% fee to the funds collected.

We believe that creative projects make for a better world, and we’re thrilled to help support new ones. Building a community of backers around an idea is an amazing way to make something new.