New Technology Allows Crowd Funding for University Ventures

In college, isn’t there always a student project that could use a few extra dollars? Maybe there is a play that needs money for a set? Or a charity that needs some funding to provide a vital service to their audience, like one-on-one tutoring? Most alumni want to give back, even if it’s just $5 or $10 dollars to help some struggling students who plan to change the world for the better. However, this fundraising can get even more complicated at online universities, where the campus is spread across the globe.

It isn’t easy to find cash, is it? You want to put dollars behind your great idea, but you have no idea where to start. Or if you do donate, the university happily takes your money, but rarely tells you where it is actually going. That may change with GoSchoolyard.com. Schoolyard uses technology to fund education-based projects, much like what Kickstarter currently does for creative ventures. Additionally, it gives users access to a network of alumni and students who may also want to join in and participate.

It’s pretty simple: Sign up for free then start your fund or donate to an existing one. When the money is needed, just request it and a check will be sent your way. That’s it. It’s a simple task done in a whole new, and easier, way.

Maybe next, they will come up with a mass appeal crowd funding resource for your tuition or books.

Written by: Travis Taggart
Travis is a regular contributor to the Ashford University blog.

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