Rfund: Student, Faculty, and Staff Crowdfunding Projects

Rfund Crowdfunding

Alumni, parents, and friends all impact the student experience through their support of various projects.  Our goal is to ensure that all Bulldog students have what they need to succeed!

Every gift makes a difference, helping us continue to provide for our students!

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Rfund helps fund student, faculty, and staff projects that are inspired by a passion to see the University succeed. It empowers project advocates to tell their story and accept donations online seamlessly.

Rfund is currently open to new campaigns!


All Your Rfund Questions, Answered

Raising funds, fueling dreams: Rfund

Rfund is your gateway to bringing your projects, causes, and programs to life at the University of Redlands. Whether you're a student group, faculty member, or staff member, this platform is designed to empower you to fundraise for what means the most to you. The best part? It's absolutely free!

Succeeding in your campaign: The first steps for a great campaign

A successful Rfund initiative generally meets the following criteria: 

  • First-time Project: Bring a fresh ideas to the table.
  • Specific Focus: Clearly define your mission.
  • Goal in the $1,000 to $3,000 Range: Aim high but stay realistic.
  • Time to Devote to Your Cause: Annual Giving and the Student Philanthropy Network will support your cause, but ultimately it is up to your group to fundraise. Success hinges on your efforts!

Your support system: Annual Giving and Student Philanthropy Network

Annual Giving and Student Philanthropy Network will support your campaign with the following: 

  • Online Giving Form: Your campaign can tailor this to your preferred design.
  • Emails: Reach out to alumni supporters by creating personalized emails - we will send them to solicitable, relevant alumni using the University of Redlands database. 
  • Student Philanthropy Network: Work alongside philanthropy students to create captivating multimedia for social media and online platforms. 

Not sure where to start in drafting your campaign emails? The Rfund Portal's Campaign Tools has templates to guide you! 

Maximize your impact: Tips for crowdfunding success

To ensure your crowdfunding campaign reaches its full potential, follow these tips:

  • Compelling Storytelling: Craft a compelling narrative that explains why your project matters.
  • Engage Your Network: Rally your friends, family, and colleagues to support and share your campaign.
  • Regular Updates: Keep your supporters informed of your progress and milestones.
  • Express Gratitude: Show appreciation to your donors through personal messages.
  • Leverage Social Media: Utilize platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to broaden your reach.
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Encourage supporters to become advocates for your cause and fundraise on your behalf.
  • Transparency: Be transparent about how funds will be used and the impact they will make.

Impact beyond imagination: Why you should crowdfund

Crowdfunding allows you to reach a wide array of supporters and donors who can support your cause directly. Here's how:

  • Your supporters can make direct contributions to you: Enable individuals to support your campaign directly through donations on your personalized web form on a Redlands website. All gifts after processing will go directly into your club or organization's Redlands account. 
  • Create a spotlight on your campaign through community: Your donors and advocates can record their own personal videos highlighting why it's important to support your campaign or share your messages on their personal social media accounts. 
  • Utilize the world wide web to share your message: Remove traditional fundraising barriers by leveraging the digital space - websites and social media could potentially attract donors from across the globe!
  • Philanthropy student support: Annual Giving students will help create multimedia content for you to spread your message online and across the Redlands campus. 

Stay connected with Rfund

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