A recent Google search for "crowdfunding" had 1,080,000 results, and "crowd-funding" (which was identical to a search for "crowd funding") had 113,000 results. In fact, when searching for the latter, Google reported,
Did you mean: "crowdfunding"We have now entered the realm of an order of magnitude difference, favoring crowdfunding as an official compound word, as curated by the crowd. Let's stop using the hyphenated and open forms. They are so yester-day.