The first in the state, CSU created the Ramfunder crowdfunding platform, thanks to a partnership with Community Funded LLC. and their Empowered By product. Community Funded is a Fort Collins-based company, founded by CSU alumni.
2. Ramfunder provides a more technologically advanced way of giving, while creating a more intimate and personal experience for the project creators and supporters of CSU. It also provides the University with a new and unique way to communicate the impact of gifts to CSU.
Great things are happening at CSU, and with your support we can continue to excel as one of the nation’s top-tier universities. Our students, faculty, and staff are leading the way in research, community engagement, and student involvement. One of the best things about Ramfunder is that our project creators get to tell you about their projects themselves, in their own words. They create the videos, write the descriptions, and share the updates.
3. Making a gift is easy!
Donors can support one project or several projects at a time. Your gift will support funds held by the CSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3). All gifts to CSU projects are directed to the fund indicated on the online giving form. One hundred percent of your gift will benefit the program you support. In the event that a project doesn’t quite reach their goal, they will still receive all of the funds donated to go towards their project. After making your gift, spread the word and share your support via social media!
Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift. At this time, Ramfunder is equipped to process gifts only from domestic donors. There is a $10 minimum for gifts.
4. Creating a project is easy!
CSU-sponsored programs and registered student organizations are eligible for participation. No individual may benefit from the funds raised by Ramfunder. If you are interested in starting a project, please take a few moments to fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you within 1-3 business days.
For questions about the Ramfunder platform, or giving through crowdfunding, please contact the Office of Annual Giving:
1. Where does my gift go?
All gifts to Colorado State University projects are directed to the fund indicated on the online giving form. Your gift will support funds at CSU held by the CSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift.
2. Can you tell me more about the project goals?
Project goals are set by the project creators and the Office of Annual Giving. In the event that a project doesn’t quite reach its goal, the project creators will still receive the funds that were raised to go towards their project. The same goes for groups that exceed their fundraising goals, with contributions helping project stretch goals.
3. How can I fundraise my project through Ramfunder?
CSU-sponsored programs and registered student organizations are eligible to utilize Ramfunder. No individual may benefit from the funds raised by Ramfunder. If you meet these first qualifications, simply fill out the form below, and a fundraising representative from your college or unit will be in touch with you in 1-3 business days.
If you have already been given the green light by your fundraising representative and received the special survey link from them, check out the resources page for specific instructions on setting up your project!
4. I don’t see an answer to my question.
If you have additional questions or feedback, please feel free to contact Doug Patmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 491-6539.