Texas State University Crowdfunding

Texas State University Crowdfunding

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the practice of sourcing contributions from a large number of people to provide funding for a particular project or campaign, usually via the internet.

How does Texas State crowdfunding work?

Texas State crowdfunding allows the university's faculty and staff to create and share approved fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. The platform can empower the entire Texas State community to come together and create lasting impact on meaningful projects.

Project Creator Questions

Who can start a campaign on the Texas State crowdfunding platform?

Texas State University faculty and staff can apply to create a fundraising campaign on the platform.

How do I learn more about crowdfunding?

Please view our recorded training presentation. There are also detailed articles discussing crowdfunding available on Community Funded's help center.

I have an idea for a crowdfunding project. How do I start?

Apply to create a fundraising campaign or learn more about crowdfunding above.

My crowdfunding campaign has been approved. What's next?

If your crowdfunding application has been approved, please login here to develop and manage your campaign.

Donor Questions

How do I contribute to a campaign on the Texas State crowdfunding site?

Find the project page for the particular project that you would like to support and click "Make a Donation" on the project's campaign page. You will be asked to enter your contribution amount and then you will proceed through the payment process. You can also contribute by telling your friends and family about a project or sharing a project across your social networks.

Are contributions returned if a campaign does not reach its stated fundraising goal?

No, all funds raised will be applied to the stated fundraising purpose. If a project becomes impractical or impossible to implement, funds will be used in the spirit of the original purpose of the project.

Is my contribution amount publicly displayed?

No, your contribution amount will not be displayed.

Can I make an anonymous contribution?

Yes, when entering your contribution information you can choose to remain anonymous.

What rewards can I receive for my contribution?

As an expression of gratitude, some campaigns may offer intangible rewards with no monetary value. Please visit a project's campaign page to see any rewards being offered.

 

For more information, please email annualgiving@txstate.edu or call (512) 245-3582.