Check out crowdfunding.
"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute."—Simon Sinek
If you want to invest emotionally rather than the traditional way, try crowdfunding. Crowdfunding can be used to help someone in need, or in an entrepreneurial way-in either case, something you can't afford on your own. Here's how it works.
Setting it all up
First, sign up and create a page on a crowdfunding site like:
Once you create your page, say who you are and exactly why you need this money. Tell the potential donators how you will spend this money if you get it.Most sites will require you to set a goal, and this goal has a due date. Be careful: Each site has its own policy with goal setting.
Be realistic with your goals and check the policy on the site you choose. Here are two examples of campaigns that worked for different reasons...