About

Crowdfunding at RIT is a program for students, faculty, and staff to fundraise for their RIT-related expenses associated with class projects, club events, and other approved activities. This program provides the tools and training to harness the power of crowdfunding, today’s most powerful online fundraising technology.

Teams interested in launching a crowdfunding campaign, must submit their project ideas. Approved projects must undergo a 45-minute training session. Crowdfunding campaigns will launch for thirty-days. In that time, project teams will leverage their personal and professional networks through email and social media to raise the necessary funding to reach their goal.

 Directly support a project by making a gift to it.
Your gift in support of a specific crowdfunding project will be designated to the general support fund of the associated academic or non-academic department. Should the project be overfunded, your gifts may be used for the project or related projects within the program. Please read the FAQs below to learn more about funding 
policies.

 Make an optional gift to a related initiative.
When you make a gift, you will be invited to support other priorities.

 Share the projects you support on social media.
Continue to help each project you support by sharing it with your friends and family on social networks. This helps increase the project’s chances of successfully raising its goal.

For more information about Crowdfunding at RIT, please email crowdfunding@rit.edu.