We know that there are many innovative and exciting projects going on in and around the University and that sometimes it’s hard to get that little bit of funding needed to get them off the ground.
That’s where FUNDER comes in!
If you have an exciting project that you would like to share with others, and the drive and willingness to promote it and ask people to support it financially, then we’d love to hear from you.
FUNDER is the University’s crowdfunding platform that enables you to ask your peers, family and followers to support your project and help make a positive change.
What we're looking for
All we ask is that you have the drive and willingness to promote your own project to your peers, family and followers via FUNDER and that the funds go towards supporting a University of Melbourne driven initiative.
Projects that receive support through crowdfunding are typically:
- Ones with mass appeal
Is your project innovative and exciting enough to capture the interest of a wide audience of people? Do you know who your target audience is and how you can get to them?
Are you able to clearly define why you need the money and what this funding will enable you to do / do differently?
Is your goal attainable? It’s up to you to ask your audience for support so we recommend setting a tangible goal of around $7000
Why do you need the money now? What’s so important about your project?
What we need from you
If you can answer those questions and have the drive and passion needed, then we want to hear from you.
Attend one of our mandatory pre-submission information sessions as soon as possible to ensure your project can be part of FUNDER in 2020.
And remember – it is up to you and your team to market and campaign for your project, including promoting it via social media, email, and phone. You will be responsible for providing information to build the project's website content, prepare videos and thank you messages to donors, as well as submitting updates on your project.
But don’t worry, we’ll be with you every step of the way to offer you hints and tips to help ensure your campaign is a success.
A successful crowdfunding campaign can be a time-consuming process, so make sure you have the drive, passion and resources to take this on. The more team members you have in your crowdfunding project group, the more likely you are to succeed.
Book your attendance at a mandatory pre-submission information session now to find out how to apply to be a part of FUNDER in 2020.
We can’t wait to hear more about your project!