Welcome to PitchFunder, the crowdfunding program for ASU. If you are a student, faculty or staff member who would like raise money for an organization or project at Arizona State University, our program provides the training, tools and technology you need to get going.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a 30-day online fundraising campaign in which a passionate group of project advocates, with assistance from Sun Devil Giving, tell their story through word and video and then solicit online donations from a large group of their own personal contacts via email and social media.
Does crowdfunding require much effort?
Crowdfunding may seem like a quick and easy way to raise large sums of money, but successful projects require a great deal of time (10-12 weeks) and intense work (planning, soliciting donations from family/friends, writing copy, producing videos, creating social media content, thanking donors) from a team of individuals who are passionate about the project, are willing to take ownership of the project and have a large network of potential supporters to engage.
What are the requirements for a successful campaign?
- A passionate team. As mentioned, a passionate team of at least 5 project advocates is needed to run the campaign. Daily work is required over this 10-12 week period.
- A large crowd of supporters. The project team must be willing to personally reach out to family, friends, colleagues, and alumni for support.
- A charitable/not-for-profit project. All projects through Pitchfunder must be charitable in nature, meaning it's not for a business or any for-profit venture (such as a startup, unless it was a nonprofit).
To get started, please fill out the application below. The Pitchfunder Program Coordinator will reach out to set up an interview once your application has been received.
If you have questions or need help completing the form, please contact the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.