Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for Crowdfunding! We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Samantha Wodecki MBA '19 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is an online fundraising campaign in which project leaders passionately tell their stories in hopes that their own personal networks, alumni, and friends will make a gift to support their project initiative.
Who can apply and how are applications evaluated?
Projects must be University-centered initiatives that directly enhance the Butler University experience for our students, faculty, and staff. Applications will be reviewed by Butler's crowdfunding committee to make sure the project supports the University’s mission, has the potential to be a success, and that crowdfunding is the best option to fund the project.
What are the requirements for a successful campaign?
- A passionate team. Your team leaders and project advocates will need to be committed to creating your campaign content/updates and to actively solicit donations throughout the entire campaign. Launching your crowdfunding page is only the beginning of the journey.
- A large crowd of supporters. Your team must be willing to personally reach out to family, friends, colleagues, alumni, etc. for support. It is recommended that each project advocate has at least 100 relevant personal contacts to solicit in person or via e-mail or text message. Regularly posting on your social media channels (both personal and those connected to your area of campus) is a must.
- A project that is inspired by the Butler Way. A project that connects with the Mission of Butler University and is supported by project advocates who are 100 percent invested in the cause is essential for a successful campaign.
- Digital Assets. Your project page will need 3-4 high-resolution photos and 1-2 videos. Please consider where you plan to source these assets if you do not already have them.