NIU Crowdfunding 2023-24
Before applying, please review the NIU Impact Crowdfunding guidelines and crowdfunding campaign requirements. We are looking for compelling stories, dedicated teams (10 or more participants preferred), and individuals who aren't afraid to ask for money. There are a limited number of spots available each round and we want projects that show the most potential for success. Thank you for applying and good luck!
What is your primary affiliation with NIU?
Team Members: Please list names and emails of fellow team members to grant them access to edit your project on the fundraising platform.
What is the name of your department, division or organization?
What is your crowdfunding project name?
Describe your project in up to 160 characters that would be displayed on the NIU Crowdfunding homepage.
Tell us the more detailed background or story behind your project.
Please select which crowdfunding cohort your team would like to participate in:
Fall (Oct. 3-26, 2023)
Spring (TBD, early 2024)
Setting Your Campaign Fundraising Goal
Most projects will be able to raise $2,500 - $8,000. The majority of donors will come from your family, friends and other personal networks. Do you know enough people who will donate to your project to reach your goal? The larger the team and the larger the networks, the more money you will be able to raise. Remember, it is important to set a realistic goal so that your campaign is successful. Start with the lowest goal possible - you can always add in stretch goals later!
What is your fundraising goal?
Budget Breakdown: If you reach your fundraising goal, how exactly will you spend your funds? (A well thought out, detailed budget can attract more donors to your campaign)
Do you have a sponsoring college, department, or program? If yes, please indicate.
Do you have a specific sponsoring faculty member, adviser, or staff member? If yes, please provide their name and email address.
Do you have a fund or account with NIU in which donations can be accepted? If yes, please indicate.
Expect to dedicate 3 hours of work each week leading up to and during the campaign. Can you commit to this time?
Which social media platforms are you and your team active on and how many friends/followers do you have for each?
Are you comfortable asking other people for donations?
Are you willing to ask your friends and family for donations?
Give Us Your Best Pitch! Use this space to summarize your project - who are you, what are you raising money for and why should donors support your project? What impact will your project have? Why is it important? How will you be successful?
Do you have any additional information that you would like to share?
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