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    The idea is simple - when a large number of people come together they can make an impact on projects that they are passionate about. 

    What is ISU Crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is the process of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people. This online fundraising tool allows Idaho State University students, faculty, and staff to create and share fundraising campaigns using peer-to-peer relationships via social media. SupportISU.org is the official crowdfunding platform for Idaho State University and is administered through the ISU Foundation. Donations made on the crowdfunding platform are tax-deductible gifts made in support of Idaho State University.

    How do people or groups get their own Crowdfunding pages?
    If you, or your group, have a project that you think would be a good fit for crowdfunding, click the apply button below:

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    What methods of payment does ISU Crowdfunding accept?

    Idaho State University accepts all major credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

    If I contribute to a project, when is my credit card charged?

    Immediately upon making the donation.

    Is my gift tax deductible?

    Yes, gifts made through SupportISU.org are tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation immediately and a gift receipt will be mailed to the address provided.

    Does SupportISU.org store my credit card payment information?

    No, SupportISU.org does not store any payment or credit card information. If a donor elects to make a monthly donation, the credit card information will be tokenized by the credit card processor, for processing, but neither ISU or the Processor store your credit card.

    How can I support projects in addition to donating?

    In addition to making a gift, you can expand your impact by sharing a project with your friends and family. Whether through email, Facebook, or the occasional tweet, helping promote projects to a larger audience makes a big difference!

    Is my gift eligible for employer/corporate matching?

    Yes. However, it can take several months for employers’ matching funds to reach the ISU Foundation. If the match does not arrive before the project deadline, it will be applied to the organization or department’s account for future projects.

    What happens if the project is not fully funded during the campaign?

    The project creators will receive all donations made to the project, even if the goal is not achieved. They are required to use the money for the purpose intended and may seek additional funding elsewhere.

    What happens if a project exceeds its specified funding goal?

    Should a project be fortunate enough to exceed its goal, the additional funds will be utilized to help the team reach any additional project goals, or another project within that department for the same purpose.

    Are contributions returned if project does not reach its stated funding goal?

    No, we believe that projects should be able to keep the funds that are raised even if the total funding goal may not have been reached. We expect that each of the project teams will make some progress in achieving their project goals, or another aligned initiative within the department, even if they may not have been fully funded.

    Is my contribution amount publicly displayed?

    When you make the donation, you will be asked if you would like to display your name and the amount of your donation on the crowdfunding page. Public recognition may be given by the department or group in charge of the project.

     
    Can I share that I contributed to a project through my social media accounts?

    Yes, there is a button on the site that you will see after a contribution is given, that will allow you to share your contribution on your own social networks.

    How will I know if and when the project reaches its funding goal?

    You can always check the project page to see the funding progress. You can also visit the project's social media pages for updates.

    Does my gift count as an annual gift?

    Yes, your gift to this project will count as an annual gift to Idaho State University.

     

    What is your refund policy?

    By making a charitable gift to the ISU Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

    What if I have more questions?

    Please contact Kallee Valentine at the ISU Foundation, (208) 282-2994 or [email protected]

    Thank you!

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