Crowdfunding Your EartH2O Study Abroad Program

STUDY ABROAD CROWD FUNDING

We’ve got your back, you can’t afford NOT to do this!

The EartH2O Program is an investment in your future and you owe it to yourself to make it happen. In looking for ways to fund your program, airfare, and spending money, ask yourself how you could fundraise to generate your budget?

Below is a list of sites you might consider for a personal funding campaign. Many of these are online businesses that provide you with fun ways to encourage your friends and family to help you pay for your program. Be sure to check through the details of each of the resources as there are typically fees involved and a portion of the donations to your fund will be kept by the online company. We strongly encourage students to consider the the funds kept by the service you use and add it to your desired goal.

STEP 1. Apply for the program of your choice and go through the approval process. Be sure to communicate your desire to crowd fund your program with your representative during your application interview. Your representative will be able to offer you valuable insight and support about timing and marketing tips.

STEP 2. Download our Crowdfunding Support pdf complete with info and images to help you promote a successful campaign.

STEP 3. Create a crowdfunding campaign with one of the sites listed below
www.fundmytravel.com
www.scholargifts.org
www.fundforeducationabroad.org
www.goennounce.com/l/sa
www.gofundme.com
www.indiegogo.com
www.kickstarter.com
www.kiva.org/start
www.mytab.co
www.projecttravel.com
www.firstgiving.com
www.startsomegood.com
www.microryza.com
www.rockethub.com
www.petridish.org
www.StudentsGoneGlobal.com

STEP 4. Be sure to share your excitement for your program with your network. When you share your excitement for your program with your friends, family, and colleagues regularly, they’ll understand the benefits of the program and share your campaign with their networks too. This is where a little creativity can really help you get others excited. For instance:

  • Write a blog post and make a quick video about why, and when you want to go on the trip. Use your blog posts and video to add to your campaign, share in fundraising emails, and on your social network profiles.
  • Send us your blog posts and video, and we will be happy to share it on our social networks as well.
  • All the content that we post via Facebook you should share on your social network profiles. Be sure to state that ‘this is what you want to do’ and ‘here is the link to my campaign’ so donors can to give you money.

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