Thank you for your interest in using Pitch In to promote your project and better our university and community!

Please complete the application below, providing as much information as possible.

All projects must be approved by the affiliated department prior to submitting your application.  Approval will be obtained/verified by University Advancement before your application can be considered.

Pitch-In projects must support LTU’s overall mission by improving our community—on campus and beyond. Crowdfunding does more than bring in funds—it also serves as a marketing tool to raise awareness of your mission. Crowdfunding is most effective for funding specific projects or campaigns but does not work well for general unrestricted fundraising. It is best to be clear and specific about what you’re trying to fund. Today’s donors want to know where their money is going and how it will make a difference.

Typical crowdfunding projects raise between $2,000 and $10,000. Of course, this number will depend entirely on the size of your potential donor pool, your personal contacts, and the amount of personal effort devoted to the project. It is best to set modest, attainable, and realistic goals—and transcend them. Your donors will be inspired to support a project if it reflects success and momentum.

Select your funding deadline.

Ideally, when would you like to launch the live phase of your project

Project campaigns run for 30-45 days but projects require a full 10-12 weeks of focused, intense work before and after the campaign. The project creator will need to provide updates and remain actively engaged (new videos, social media postings such as Twitter and Facebook, campus events, and email).

The best way to get donors to support your cause through crowdfunding is to create an emotional and compelling fundraising page. When possible, it is best to use pictures and videos to tell a convincing and irresistible story, as well as to explain to people exactly how much money you need and how the money will be used.

Click here for some quick tips on producing a quality, compelling video with little to no budget.

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