'Falcon Funded' crowdfunding launches at BGSU
BGSU has announced the start of crowdfunding on campus. Crowdfunding is a relatively new fundraising tool designed to support a project or venture through
raising smaller amounts of money from a large number of people, typically through the Internet. Crowdfunding is driven through personal connections and
On April 13, BGSU launched its first "Falcon-funded" project, for the Falcon Flight Team, a student group raising money to pay for practice time, fuel and
uniforms for their upcoming regional and national competitions. With a week left to go in the campaign, the project has already exceeded its $10,000 goal.
A week later, on April 20, the University launched its second crowdfunding project, raising money for the BGSU Firelands respiratory care program to
purchase an adult/pediatric ventilator for students to gain additional hands-on learning experience.
View these projects.
Crowdfunding at BGSU will be used in a variety of capacities including, but not limited to, support for research projects, scholarships, specialized
equipment, service projects, student organization trips and athletic department projects.
All of BGSU's colleges, departments, divisions, student groups and faculty are eligible to apply to have their project "Falcon Funded." Projects are
considered on an individual basis by the Falcon Funded Review Committee and must be aligned with University priorities as detailed in BGSU's strategic
plan. Falcon Funded will be administered by University Advancement.
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on the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.