CU-Boulder using crowdfunding platform through Community Funded to raise money

By: InnovatioNews Friday May 9, 2014 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Brett Anderson, community funded, CSU, Fort Collins, McCabe Callahan

Community funded logoBOULDER - The University of Colorado-Boulder is now using CU-Boulder Crowdfunding, an online pilot platform to help fund ideas generated by its students, faculty and staff.

Eight pilot projects were launched last week and seek funding to reach to next step in their project development. The pilot program runs through June 14.

"This is just another testament to what is to come in university and higher education fundraising efforts," said McCabe Callahan, co-founder of Community Funded, the Fort Collins-based organization helping with the project.

"We project that hundreds of universities will adopt this technology in the coming years, and we are poised to continue as the platform of choice."

Colorado State University launched its first pilot program to employ EmpoweredBy technology "CHARGE" in 2013, with the site going live earlier this year.

"This crowdfunding initiative shows...that Colorado State and our students are on the cutting-edge of innovation," said Brett Anderson, VP of CSU's University Advancement Office. '"We are now offering our donors another avenue to provide support directly to the colleges, programs and specific projects at the university that are most meaningful to them."

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