Community Funded aids College of New Jersey fundraiser, partners with Texas State University

Friday January 29, 2016 Tags: Fort Collins, community funded, McCabe Callahan, Crowdfunding


FORT COLLINS -- Community Funded   announced it helped The College of New Jersey exceed its November 2015 Day of Giving Campaign goal when 759 students, faculty and alumni supporters contributed more than $75,000 in just 24 hours – an 800% increase in participation over the college’s campaign the year prior.Community_Funded_logoUSE

With Community Funded’s crowdfunding platform, College of New Jersey supporters were able to specifically directing their contributions to one of 13 participating departments and programs, including the TCNJ Fund.

"With tremendous support from Community Funded, we were able to take the Giving Tuesday concept and turn it into an exclusive, overwhelmingly successful Day of Giving event for our college," said Melissa Lide, associate director of annual giving. "We were able to reach new donors across the country and far surpass our goals." 

“We’ve worked with development offices for over four years to build the most powerful and easy-to-use crowdfunding platform on the market,” said McCabe Callahan, CEO and co-founder of Community Funded. “Our Day of Giving module multiplies impact for colleges like TCNJ, and in April we’re rolling out even more Day of Giving capabilities and new campaigns with more universities.”

Community Funded, based in Galvanize Fort Collins, also announced Texas State University selected its platform to allow departments and programs across campus to implement coordinated and enhanced crowd fundraising campaigns.

“We considered several online crowd fundraising solutions,” said Wesley Clark, director of annual giving for the university. “Community Funded had the range of capabilities, ease-of-use, and commitment to customer success we were seeking.”

Texas State University said it will use Community Funded’s crowd fundraising platform to connect current and future donors with meaningful funding opportunities.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with Texas State University,” said Callahan. “Our whole company is obsessed with building successful crowd fundraising campaigns, and we’re eager to bring our expertise and technology to drive success for Texas State University.”