Crowdfunding, also known as peer-to-peer fundraising, is the process of fundraising for the needs of a private individual, a company, a political movement, a non-commercial project, a party or a candidate held online or during special events.

Crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising is organized by a group of people who combine their efforts in finding suitable locations or special online platforms that offer a wide range of opportunities to reach out to the target audience.

Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising as a form of raising funds is subject to governmental control that imposes limitations and regulations. Such limitations and regulations can vary for different jurisdictions and legislations.