MSU Crowdfunding is an online crowdfunding platform for Missouri State students, faculty and staff to raise money and generate support for their great ideas. The power of the crowd can bring together many small gifts through a far-reaching network of Missouri State alumni, students, faculty and staff, and their family, friends and colleagues.
We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for the Missouri State campus community! We encourage you to be a part of the Bear Crowd and assist the unique ideas and goals of our students, faculty and staff.
Five ways to support a campaign
Please visit MSU Crowdfunding and help make a campaign a success by doing any/all of things listed below!
Become an advocate
With just a few clicks, create a GiveCampus account and gain the ability to track your impact. See how many clicks, gifts and dollars your outreach generates. The site is mobile-optimized and works great on any smartphone or computer. Go to the very top right of the campaign page to sign up.
Make a gift
Big or small, every gift counts. Demonstrate to your friends and classmates that you lead by example and make a gift yourself. Projects need donors to gain momentum early in the project life cycle. Go to the campaign page and click the “Give Now” button.
Share the campaign
Spread the word and show your support. Every campaign page has buttons to share via email, Facebook and Twitter. You can also use the link below the campaign video to share on any social media platform. Personal emails and Facebook messages are very effective. You can earn incentives through “generating” donations and your progress is tracked as an advocate. When the campaign creator posts an update, be sure to share that too! Apple iPhone users with IOS 10.2.1 or higher can copy the campaign link and paste into messenger to text the link with image to their personal contacts.
Create a matching gift or challenge
Put your money where your mouth is and encourage your network to join you in making a gift. You can match gifts dollar for dollar up to a fixed amount and even structure your challenge to be based on donor participation. This can be done at any point in a campaign and works well when donations are slow. Right below the campaign video on the left side of the campaign page is where you can create a matching gift or challenge.
Upload a personal plea
Create a short video in which you explain why you’re supporting a campaign and why others should do the same and upload directly to the project. ‘Selfie’s’ work great. Go to the advocates tab just below the “Give Now” button.
Interested in creating a campaign on MSU Crowdfunding?
Faculty, staff and student organizations can create campaigns on MSU Crowdfunding. We provide campaign owners with tools and templates. There are hands-on workshops available to further assist you in building and managing your campaigns.