I've given money to a number of crowd-sourced funding projects, many run by people I don't know, or know only tangentially.
Recently I got the worst announcement for a fundraising campaign I've ever seen:
please forgive the spam and be warned that if i have you in more than one of my email accounts, you'll get this more than once
i've launched an indiegogo campaign to raise money to cover my expenses while i transform the script into a book (sic)
If you want to raise money for anything, you need to actually believe in the value of what you're pitching. Calling it spam tells me you don't.
And then actually spamming me (by not vetting your mailing list for duplicates or even for appropriate audience) says you don't value me or my time either.
Blocked as spam.
Blog post fodder.
Bingo, bango, gone-o