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The Springboard Process


What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is giving by a crowd of many donors, each making an individual, small donation in return for a small reward, like a t-shirt or a project poster. It works really well for universities because there are large groups of people who want to see your projects succeed, such as alumni, or your friends and family.

Why use the Springboard Platform?

This platform has been funded by the University of Brighton as an investment in our student, staff and alumni community. When you use our platform, rather than another website, there are lots of advantages:

• Access to the latest crowdfunding technology, with functionality informed by 1000s of successful projects at other universities, both in terms of the project creators and the supporter experience

• Best practice advice and guidance from the university’s fundraising team

• If a project meets our criteria, creators will benefit from additional funds thanks to Gift Aid

• Currently, the university will cover all processing fees, so 100% of the funds given will be directed to the projects

• In addition, for the most successful projects, there will be opportunities for matched funding from the university

• Projects featured on this platform will be promoted via the university’s online network of alumni and friends and therefore project reach will be far greater

• All supporters will have the reassurance that your project is backed by the University of Brighton

• Giving trends indicate that supporters find donating online to be convenient, easy and quick and updating your supporters online is equally convenient, easy and quick!

• Whether you need to raise £500 or £5,000, the platform can help.

Who are the supporters?

Your supporters will be individuals such as alumni, friends, and family. Occasionally, they may also be complete strangers! How many people your project reaches is up to you!

Can I raise more than my funding target?

Yes! There is no ceiling to how much you can raise and it is common for projects to raise more than their minimum and sometimes more than their funding target!

What's all-or-nothing funding?

We ask you for two amounts - the minimum you need, and your ultimate target. Funds only change hands if a project has reached its minimum once it hits its end date. This means you only need to carry out your project and deliver rewards if you achieve this minimum target. We recommend setting the minimum at the smallest amount you need to complete your project and successfully deliver rewards. You can still set a bigger project target as well - most projects receive considerably more than their minimum!

What is a project?

When you publish your idea or event, we call it a project. For your idea to become a project, you must have a clear goal and be able to explain how you will spend the funds you raise.

Resources

The Crowdfunding Handbook
Rewards Guide
Promotion Guide

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