Planning. Successful projects are ones that integrate our best practice recommendations in outreach, design, adhere to a 30-day social media and marketing calendar, and build a strong crowdfunding team of 10+ people to contribute to their crowdfunding efforts.
Most importantly, every member of the team must be 100% committed to actively engaging their social communities and networks.
Currently, official alumni and student organizations, as well as full-time faculty can utilize BisonFunder to crowdfund for their important projects.
Please see below the link to the BisonFunder application:
The Howard University Division of Development and Alumni Relations reviews all applications.
After approval is secured, projects are selected for launch and a timeline is generated depending on the immediacy of the fundraising needs of the project applicant.
We require all potential faculty and organization project managers to complete an info session with HU Development staff. This is to provide the greatest amount of knowledge and information in order to adequately prepare you for the rigors of crowdfunding.
You! While projects must align to Howard University BisonFunder's launch calendar openings, much of how the projects are constructed, including the length of days of the campaign and their crowdfunding goals, is determined by the project managers after consulting with HU Development staff.
Typically, the length of the campaigns are 30-45 days and have an average fundraising goal between $5,000 - $10,000. The final goal amount should be determined based on the strength of the project team's networks and partnerships.
If the project does not reach its targeted fundraising goal (as sometimes occurs), the project manager is able to keep the amount raised, but must use it based upon the initial intent of the project.
The project manager must explain to the donors how the money raised will be used if this occurs.
A contribution can be made by simply pressing one of the red buttons with a designated dollar amount.
Yes. You will receive an email receipt for your donation to Howard University thru BisonFunder. If you select a contribution level that has a thank-you gift, the cash value (FMV) of the gift will be deducted from the total amount of the contribution.
We want to thank you for supporting a Howard University BisonFunder project. HU BisonFunder project leaders have created unique and fun ways to do so. Each thank-you gift has a cash value less than or equal to the value of that gift.
Your credit card will be charged immediately.