33needs is a crowdfunding platform connecting social entrepreneurs to investors. The ventures listed on 33needs fall under categories such as, The Planet, Health, Sustainable Food, Education, Community, and Opportunity. Ventures are selected via application, which is found on the 33needs homepage. Through 33needs individuals create an account, find a venture they want to invest in, and through Amazon Payments, invest in the venture of their choice. The ventures listed on 33needs set a financial goal to be reached within a certain amount of time. If the venture does not reach its goal, investors credit/debit cards are not charged. 33needs takes 5% of the funds from each successfully funded campaign. 33needs also maintains a blog, which is linked to the homepage, which discusses social entrepreneurship as well as venture profiles.