Must be nice to have Ed Norton (Yes, the Ed Norton from Fight Club) as one of your founders. Ed and his co-founders conceived the idea for CrowdRise in 2009 while trying to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. Now the company is aimed at becoming the Kickstarter for charitable donations. Securing Fred Wilson's investment, who was also one of the first investors in Kickstarter, should help.