Submit a Project Idea!

Now accepting applications for February 2020! 

 

If you are interested in launching a crowdfunding campaign, you're in the right place! We are looking for compelling stories, dedicated teams of five or more, and individuals who aren't afraid to ask for money. There are a limited number of spots available per month and we will approve projects that show the most potential for success! 

 

Application deadlines: 

Crowdfund February 3 – March 3, 2020: Apply by December 13, 2019

Crowdfund April 7 – May 7, 2020: Apply by February 5, 2020

 

Please complete the following application, as well as review the policies located under the 'About' link to submit a project for approval.

Note: Completing this application does not guarantee that your project will be approved. Please contact Stormie Kirby at sdkirby@bsu.edu with any questions. 

Tell us about yourself

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Tell us about your project

Which of the following categories best describes your crowdfunding team?*

Please list the organization, interest group, team, or department you represent*

What is the title of your project?*

In 15 words or less, what is your project trying to accomplish?

Please provide an overview of your project*

Clearly explain the project purpose and how it will positively impact the Ball State community.

What is your fundraising goal?*

Setting a realistic goal is important! Most projects are able to raise $5,000 or less.

Please provide a project breakdown that explains how you would use all funds if your funding goal is met*

Crowdfunding projects launch in October, February, and April. Which month is your preference?*

You should expect to spend 4-6 weeks prior to your launch developing materials and outreach strategy

Who is your faculty or staff advisor for this crowdfunding campaign?*

Who else is on your team to help create and promote your project?*

A team must have a minimum of 5 members. Please list below. The more people, the more successful!

Are you willing to solicit your friends and family for gifts? The majority of your gifts will come from your personal networks*

Who will you contact to support your project?*

Do you have digital images that you have the rights to use online to promote the project?*

These items will be important when building your campaign site and in social media promotion.

Do you have or are you able to produce a brief 1-2 minute video for your project?*

This is an important component of your crowdfunding project.

What Foundation fund will you use for this campaign?*

You may need to contact your administrative staff for this information.

Pitch your project*

Who are you, what are you raising money for, and why should donors support you? Why is it important?

If your project does not meet its full funding goal, explain how any funding received would be used.*

Your goal should be achievable within 30-days.

Expect to dedicate three hours of work each week leading up to the campaign and during. Can you commit to this time?*

Projects get 1 month to fundraise. Expect to spend 4-6 weeks prior to your start date preparing.

Have you done crowdfunding before? If so, how did it go?*

Please list any other information that the Ball State Crowdfunding team should be aware of*

Have questions? Send us an email at foundation@bsu.edu