Creative Pinellas is holding a free Kickstarter 101 workshop Thursday, April 26th, from 6-8 PM at the Morean Arts Center. Kickstarter is a way to get funding for projects from people on the internet. One basically has tiers by contribution size, and people get different things depending on the amount they contribute. There's a whole lot more to it than that, which is why if you are interested you should go to this free workshop. Attendees need to sign up at the Creative Pinellas site beforehand. [Link]. The link to Kickstarter [Link].
An example of a local project that was successfully funded this way was one of the PODS installations at the First Night event, on New Year's Eve of this year.