Crowdfunding platforms gaining popularity among colleges

Madison Rexroat

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe have become popular as people around the world fund their trips, projects, educations, and businesses with money raised from online donations.

Now, colleges are using these platforms to encourage student projects and organizations by raising money for them through the university’s network.

Colleges can access alumni and several others in their network that individual students might not be able to reach. These students, in turn, can fund organizations and complete projects affiliated with the university.  

UK has just recently started its own crowdfunding platform, Big Blue Crowdfunding, for philanthropic opportunities according to the UKNow website. To donate or apply for crowdfunding, click here

Read the full report by USA Today College here.