Considering the potential public benefit of many amateur radio infrastructure projects (vs. their cost), has anyone utilized a "crowd source" of funding?
IF we lived in a "perfect world", that may be possible -- BUT we do not.
For the past 40 years I have seen these attempts ultimately fail or fade away.
WHY? Greed, Pursuit of Control, Power.
It only takes ONE in the group, with those motives, to upset such plans.Freeloaders
are another character -- that Red Skelton made famous -- that mysterious appear and never seem to have time, money, or ability to help.You can find them first in line at any gathering for free food (buffets), or giveaways.
When these arrangements work --- Gatekeepers are required to "cull out" the freeloaders and
restrain those that have differing motives (personal and not group).Like weeds in the Garden, they never disappear and look for cracks in the organization.