Crowdfunding for education is not the same as crowdfunding for other causes. It is vastly different and does not run on a profit motive like crowdfunding your business. At the same time, it does not involve addressing the issue of only one person. Groups of people, in many cases minors, are often addressed by education crowdfunding.
Many charity and NGO- run schools that take care of children use crowdfunding to access funds to care for these children. These schools may have a good infrastructure or sometimes may be rudimentary. Students may be able to access the bare minimum of education here. However, that education is never enough. Children need to be educated in such a way that they can compete and survive in a system which systematically marginalizes the underprivileged.
Therefore, making them job -worthy and going that extra mile is important for all those people running schools. There are various ways of making students better at what they do. A good way of making students have skills that are valued in the job market is introducing classes for these skills in school. One such skill is the knowledge of a foreign language. Most children in our country are bilingual or even trilingual. But knowing another language can open up previously unthought of job opportunities.
Learning an extra language can result in jobs in translation, editing, writing and communicating. It can also open you up to the literature of the country which can further open up educational prospects. Knowledge of rare languages is highly valued in the commercial market too.
In order to start a language class in your school, you would need one or more teachers, classrooms and enthusiastic students. You have to pay your teachers if you want the best of the lot. This is why crowdfunding for your project is so important. Here are certain ways in which you can launch your campaign.
- Make a pre-campaign video and make sure that it can reach other people. In your video you should include your students. The video should not be too long or short.
- Once you are done with your video, you can start your fundraiser on a crowdfunding platform of your choice. Your platform should have experience in crowdfunding education. It should also be able to provide you with a campaign manager for your service fees.
- If you want to, you can make more short videos supporting your campaign and release them on social media. You can upload pictures on your school, your students and much more.
- Make your campaign trend in your groups. Your groups will consist of fellow activists and other people from schools and colleges who are likely to donate money for your campaign. Get in touch with these people.
- You can also approach NGOs that work with children and education and ask them to donate to your campaign.
- If you think your social media reach is not enough to reach out to a large number of people, make a team of people well-versed in social media presence and absence. Make sure that your team shares your fundraiser with as many people as possible and as many women as possible.
- If you think one fundraiser is not enough to garner enough attention, make a group of support fundraisers and allot them to your teammates to circulate. Each support fundraiser can raise a part of the target amount and this can help you crowdfund the amount quicker.
Crowdfunding for education is a responsible, risk free way of raising money for studies. To keep a healthy crowdfunding culture is desirable. Therefore, you should inform all your contributors about the development your project is making.