Fascinating data for our project owners in this post:


After one full year of the FutureFunder, we have our own data to add to the discussion. Crowdfunding seems to have enormous potential for Carleton and for post-secondary education.

For starters, more than 50% of FutureFunder donors are making their first gift to Carleton. It’s a very encouraging sign – it suggests this method of giving can find heretofore unknown supporters and partners in the community. It gives us a chance to tell new friends all about the many giving opportunities here on campus.

We’ll compile more of our own stats in the coming weeks. In the meantime, tell us what YOU think! Does crowdfunding change the game for post-secondary fundraising? Tweet @TheFutureFunder and let us know.