Crowdfunding by the numbers (Infographic)

For social justice and philanthropic organizations crowdfunding has been a tremendous ally for building much-needed capital and public support for their mobilizing efforts, on and off-line.

Last year crowdfunding campaigns globally generated nearly $5.1 billion, according to a new infographic released this week by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and designed by the RAD Campaign.

Check out these 2013 crowdfunding facts:

Clearly this demonstrates that crowdfunding is a muscle all social do-gooders should strengthen, particularly as traditional resources for non-profits and community-based groups continue to diminish due to widespread economic strain. How are you and/or your organization using crowdfunding to achieve your mobilizing goals? We’d love to hear from you, share your thoughts in the comments below.