Crowdfunding adventures in the great outdoors

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Niche crowdfunding platforms enable individuals to raise funds for everything from long-form journalism to homes for misplaced Haitian families. Now, Fortua is a website for crowdfunding outdoor, active, eco-friendly pursuits and adventures. To begin, an individual or group creates a campaign page on the platform where they detail their desired endeavor. Users are currently raising funds for everything from a spring triathlon in Michigan to a boy scout adventure program. Donors can pledge equipment, expertise and volunteer time as well as financial contributions, but unlike most crowdfunding sites, campaigners can choose whether to run an 'all-or-nothing' campaign — when funds…

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