The investing organisms can, through this pool, give wings to some of their areas of concern and their programs, in an innovative way, as well as to their political obligations and social responsibilities. In addition, they obtain other advantages, like: participating in the generation of the formation of collective knowledge and socially innovative projects, closeness and direct dialog with emerging communities, visibility and recognition linked to projects that are related to the common good, etc.
The cloudfunding capital is administered transparently and responsibly by Fundación Fuentes Abiertas, the driving force behind Goteo, which gives participating entities certain tax advantages.
- #UNIACapitalRiego I: to promote open calls in the field of socio-cultural innovation, with the support of the Andalusian International University (UNIA).
- #UNIACapitalRiego II: to foster open projects in the field of educational innovation, a second edition promoted by the Andalusian International University (UNIA).
- #Cofinancia: to launch open projects in the field of entrepreneurship, promoted by the Government of Extremadura.
- #Crowdsasuna: to support open projects in the field of health in the Basque Region, run by Innobasque, Basque Agency of Innovation.
These local platforms develop workshops in order to reach out to and train local social entrepreneurs, organizations and the private sector, focusing on open initiatives, and provide consultancy and advisory services on crowdfunding. This strategy has already involved the Basque Regional Government, which currently supports a Goteo node in the region, run by the local entity ColaBoraBora, as a tool in its opendata and open government policies. The Basque Country is a reference for the rest of Spain in the development of this kind of initiatives, and has prompted other administrations to follow this path, as is the case of the Goteo node in Andalusia. The next node to arrive is the region of Nantes (France), as a driving motor of cultural innovation.