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Crowdfunding and Social Media

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What is crowdfunding? It’s raising small amounts of money from a large number of people. Crowdfunding uses social media and networking to raise money for personal needs or projects. The sites are user-friendly and can be used for most projects. 


Check out these sites for details. Fees for donors and recipients vary. Some sites require a goal to be met to keep any money raised.

Here’s an overview of the process to set up a GoFundMe page. A lot of the information and steps on the GoFundMe page are like other crowdfunding websites.

Check out Social Media 101. This site tells you step-by-step how to build your social media presence.  There’s a short one-minute video to get you started. Then, see how you can get active on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and more.

Here you can find information about ways and creative ideas you could use to help raise the money you need.

How you express yourself makes a difference. Learn how to “sell” your cause. Check out Purdue University’s online writing lab (OWL). It provides resources ranging from general writing to preparing an application. We can all learn something new!

Successful crowdfunding is about telling your story in a way that gets others' attention.  Check out this web application that can be used to create flyers, brochures, videos, or graphics to help make your crowdfunding site unique.