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Monk, J. Kale; Vennum, Amber V.; Kanter, Jeremy B. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Crowdfunding is a resource that allows individuals or groups to raise funds while simultaneously engaging relevant communities and, thus, is an important tool for Extension specialists. We provide recommended steps for successful crowdfunding, including tips for identifying a website, developing or refining a proposal, and crafting a marketing and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Fund Raising
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Pope, Adam R. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article lays out an approach for introducing students to the writing demands of crowdfunding platforms using a genre-driven research report. Using genre theory and genre ecologies, students leverage primary research to map the genre norms and writing demands within a specific area of a crowdfunding platform, generating a data set to help them…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Internet, Fund Raising, Content Area Writing
Fan-Osuala, Onochie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the recent years, crowdfunding (a phenomenon where individuals collectively contribute money to back different goals and projects through the internet) has been gaining a lot of attention especially for its socio-economic impact. This dissertation explores this phenomenon in three distinct but related essays. The first essay explores the nature…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Fund Raising, Donors, Prediction
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Reese, Jessica; Miller, Kurtz – Science and Children, 2017
The inadequate funding of science education in many school districts, particularly in underserved areas, is preventing elementary science educators from realizing the full potential of the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Yet many elementary science teachers may be unaware that millions of dollars per year are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Financial Support
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Hill, Paul; Swadley, Emy; Esplin, Kaleb – Journal of Extension, 2017
Crowdfunding is a new tool available for Extension professionals and their clients to use to creatively offset the abatement of traditional funding sources. A fund-raising campaign can be set up in minutes, as demonstrated by the work of the 4-H members profiled in this article. Whether there is a need for new equipment or added help for a special…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Fund Raising, Financial Support, Finance Reform
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Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Lee, Brenda R.; Kleinheksel, A. J. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
This article presents an analysis of active crowdfunding campaigns posted on ten crowdfunding platforms in May 2013 to provide a glimpse of the recent trends in the crowdfunding of educational technology startups. We describe the characteristics of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in educational technology and identify the most popular…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Trend Analysis, Fund Raising, Publicity
Jarrell, Andrea – CURRENTS, 2013
At most institutions, annual fund-giving is down. Crowdfunding sites allow people with a great idea or worthy cause to bypass traditional funding methods and take their case directly to web-savvy investors and donors. This article describes how higher education institutions are expanding their donor pool through such crowdfunding sites as USEED,…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Fund Raising, Donors, Higher Education
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Manzon, Elliott – Marketing Education Review, 2017
Students can become disengaged from marketing material if they cannot see the direct application. Marketing material needs to be applied to a meaningful business task to engage and motivate students. This article introduces the Kickstarter Active Learning Project--an innovative semester-long project in which students create a Kickstarter…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Marketing
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Carradini, Stephen – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
The arts have not received much attention from business and professional communication (BPC) scholars who are interested in workplace communication. This article begins to fill that gap by explaining a course focused on the BPC that artists produce in their careers. Students learned BPC genres by addressing arts situations: They crafted email…
Descriptors: Artists, Interdisciplinary Approach, Business Communication, Electronic Mail
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Joseph, Anthony; Lawler, James – Information Systems Education Journal, 2020
Colleges are engaging students in collaborative design courses on diverse projects. More of the courses could be focusing on cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship projects including computer science and information systems students with other disciplinary students. The authors of this paper describe a course that is focusing on collaborative design…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Entrepreneurship, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning
Dawkins, Tom – Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2013
Just as online tools are connecting school communities, so, too, are the ways of raising the funds for grassroots projects changing. Over the past 10 years, increasingly sophisticated tools have been developed to assist with the process of raising money online. Crowdfunding is a new approach that offers donors a gamelike experience, with pledges…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Parents, Teachers, Parent Associations
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Metcalfe, Travis S. – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2015
For nearly four years, NASA's Kepler space telescope searched for planets like Earth around more than 150,000 stars similar to the Sun. In 2008 with in-kind support from several technology companies, our non-profit organization established the Pale Blue Dot Project, an adopt-a-star program that supports scientific research on the stars observed by…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Financial Support, Laboratory Equipment, Scientific Research
Mat-jizat, Jessnor Elmy; Khalid, Khalizul – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
The aim of this study was to explore students' experience and reflection in doing a Service Learning project as part of their course work. The Service Learning project allows the students to practice their knowledge of raising capital through crowdfunding, and at the same time situates them in an environment where they could learn from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Student Projects
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Petroni, Liége Mariel; Hess, Aurélio – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The ability to raise funds is a skill that most modern project managers need. While a good deal of literature exists on the strategies NGOs employ to raise funds for their operations, less attention has been paid to the strategies used by students involved in Project-Based Learning courses that often partner with NGOs. Fundraising is an important…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning
Earls, Eamon McCarthy – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
Fintech describes new technology aimed at improving and automating the delivery of financial services. The term encompasses a wide variety of finance industry segments, such as crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, payments, data collection, cryptocurrency, credit scoring, cybersecurity for finance, thematic investing, algorithmic asset management,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Financial Services, Information Technology, Technological Advancement
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