On Tuesday 13 November we held our third annual Giving Day, which this year was themed #EssexKindness Day. We wanted to celebrate the power of good deeds, kindness and generosity, as well as raising important funds for our students crowdfunding on Click.Continue reading
On 10 November 2015, Click was launched with 9 projects. It was a total step into the unknown for us, Crowdfunding was still pretty new, and even newer in Universities – we had no idea if it would even work. And so we sat, staring at our computer screen, nervously waiting, hoping, for that first donation to ping in…
Is there anything better than a Random Act of Kindness? That time someone handed in your lost wallet? When you were short of change at the parking meter and a stranger gave you the £1 coin you were missing? Or what about when you could see someone looking lost and gave them directions?
The four-hour train journey home from Edinburgh seems to be the perfect opportunity to reflect on the incredible month Burnt Lemon Theatre have had at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Right, so you are all ready with the description for your project, have listed your rewards, and added your cost breakdown. But there is one thing missing – your pitch video? We know that this might be the hardest part of your crowdfunding campaign and this is why we want to give you some very easy tips that anyone can do to showcase their project and be successful on Click.
You probably know that crowdfunding is a way to raise money but did you know that it can also boost your employability skills? The Essex Advancement Office’s Philanthropy Assistant Vicky Madzharska reveals all.
This amazing gift has now made a lot of dreams come true. Seven different projects on Click have been matchfunded and raised more than £7,798 in total. To celebrate the great impact that Bouygues’ donation had on our Essex community we have asked the beneficiaries to share how they felt when receiving the extra boost to their campaigns and what it meant to them.
You may assume a student’s biggest term time expense (aside from rent) consists of late night Domino’s and a Friday night at the SU Bar. You’re not entirely wrong, however as the 3rd year BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre students from East 15 Acting School began laying the foundations for their future career’s as theatre makers, investments which don’t coincide with student budget urged them to pull together as a class and approach CLICK for help with fundraising.
Click, the Essex crowdfunding platform, is a relative toddler among fundraising programmes, but despite not turning three years old until November, it’s posting some seriously grown-up numbers. And today it hits another milestone, reaching £250,000 raised and 200 successful student projects. What was first devised as a small, student-focused funding programme (called “Click” to mean Clique), has grown into an international phenomenon, pushing its way to the forefront of university digital fundraising.