HerdFunding Campaign Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to HerdFunding! 

Lipscomb University utilizes a crowdfunding platform to allow entities within the University to fundraise. The information below is the criteria the Advancement department/USEED team needs in order to launch a project.

Once a project is launched, it is up to the people behind it to send the emails, spread the link and work to make it successful.

Our department is happy to talk with you to determine if crowdfunding would be beneficial for you. Please contact the Crowdfunding Director, Bethany Perala at 615-966-5260 or crowdfunding@lipscomb.edu with any questions.
To begin the process, we would like to collect some information about you and your crowdfunding idea.  This process will take about 10-15 minutes.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and you should hear from us in 2 to 3 business days.  If your application meets our program criteria, a USEED coach will follow up to schedule a virtual one-hour interview session with you and anyone else you feel should attend.  If it does not meet our criteria, we will provide feedback on what would be required to re-apply to the program. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@useed.org.

Please write your name. *

First and Last Please!
Please write your phone number. *

What is your role or title in the group, organization, or program you are applying on behalf of? *

ex. Student, Faculty Adviser, President of the Organization, Dean of a College, Program Director, etc.
What previous experience have you had with crowdfunding? *

I am applying on behalf of: *

The name of your group, program, or organization. *

Please specify your university affiliation.

In order to be accepted into this program, you will need to have an employee of the institution affiliated with your campaign.  Please contact us if you need help identifying the appropriate person for your group, program, or organization.

Employee Name:

First and Last please! (if not you)
Employee Email:

(if not you)
Please provide a summary of your group, organization, or program. *

In two to three sentences, please provide an overview of your group, team organization, or program.  We would like to know:

1.) What do you do?
2.) How do you do it?
3.) Why do you do it?
4.) Who is involved?
In 1-2 paragraphs, please share what you are seeking to raise money for through crowdfunding. Please be as detailed, yet concise, as possible. *

For example, if you were a student organization that was seeking to raise funding for a service learning trip abroad, we would want to know where you are going, what you plan to do there, how much it will cost, who is going on the trip, if you had been there before, etc.
Which department will manage your funds? *

How much are you hoping to raise with this campaign? *

What is the budget breakdown for your team's anticipated fundraising goal size?

Please be as specific as possible. *

When do you hope to launch your crowdfunding campaign?

Do you need to raise the funds by a certain date? If so, when?

How many active members are there in your group, organization or program? *

For instance, if you are a student organization and you have a list of 50 members but only 20 of them regularly attend meetings and activities, then you would type in "20" as your answer.
How many active members from your group, organization or program do you anticipate will fundraise on behalf of this campaign? *

Crowdfunding is a team sport! The more team members you are able to recruit, the more likely you will achieve your fundraising goal. On average, each team member raises about $500.
Please provide the names and email addresses of those who will be or are likely to be involved in leading this crowdfunding campaign
(5-8 people). *

What networks do you intend on reaching out to?

Friends, family, other?
Have you or your team done any other fundraising in the past?  If yes, on average how much did you raise?

If there is any additional information about your crowdfunding proposal you would like to include, please share it here.

Use this section to provide additional context to some of the above questions you'd like to elaborate on or to ask your own questions about this program.
Thank you for applying to our Crowdfunding Program.
You can anticipate a response from a USEED Crowdfunding Advisor shortly!