Buckeye Funder assists Ohio State faculty, staff and students in raising awareness about causes and achieving their fundraising goals.The initiative kicked off this month with four projects that need donations to move forward. Buckeye Funder is open to project teams of students, staff or faculty who need fundraising support for their schools, programs or initiatives such as service trips, events, scholarships, research or other Ohio State-specific ventures. To learn more, see https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/.
Developed in partnership with Scalefunder, Buckeye Funder is an initiative operated by the Ohio State University Alumni Association and Office of Annual Giving.
Buckeye Funder is different from traditional fundraising tools because of the nature of crowdfunding, which is a peer-to-peer solicitation with a strong online and social media component. Typically, the length of the live campaigns is 30 days with an average funding goal between $3,000 and $12,000. The fundraising website offers video, social media postings and other information about each of the projects being featured.
Buckeye Funder donations are processed through The Ohio State University Foundation and are tax deductible. Projects receive all of the funds they raise via the platform, whether or not the campaign achieves its stated goal.
The four projects currently featured on Buckeye Funder are:
- The Washington Academic Internship Project (https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/1523)
- Honduras Sustainable Housing Project (https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/1571)
- The Ohio State University at Marion Pay It Forward Program (https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/1531)
- Exploring The Past To Predict The Future (https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/1532)