Here's how the crowdfunding website Indiegogo articulates its mission on its website:
Indiegogo is democratizing the way ideas get funded and realized across the globe. We have a simple mission: to empower everyone to change the world, one idea at a time. We provide the tools to help campaigns—large and mainstream, or small and personal—boost the awareness and funds to get there.
And perhaps best described as their purpose, why were they founded:
When people join forces around a common goal, dreams can be realized. Rewind to 2008: Danae Ringelmann was an MBA student trying to open an Off-Broadway play. Eric Schell searched for funds for a Chicago theater company in his spare time. Slava Rubin started a charity event for myeloma cancer research after losing his father to the disease. Their struggles to find funding revealed a fundamental flaw in the system: For centuries, access to funds has been controlled by a select few. Danae, Eric, and Slava started Indiegogo in order to revolutionize the flow of funding, so it can reach and grow the ideas that matter.
Now, the future is determined by you. And we’re just getting started.
Isn't that inspiring?