The Click Revolution Enters Year 3

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…

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Join our #EssexKindness Day on 13 November

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Is there anything better than a Random Act of Kindness? That time someone handed in your lost wallet instead of taking it? 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?

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Burnt Lemon Theatre: Genre-Defying, Terrifyingly Talented and Anarchically Inclined

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.

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Improving Mental Health in Sri Lanka Thanks to Click

According to the World Health Organisation, Sri Lanka has one of the world’s highest suicide rates, with a rate of 58.7 per 100,000 people for men.

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5 Easy Steps to Create Effective Pitch Video on Click

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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.

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Six Employability Skills That Crowdfunding Can Teach You

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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.

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Simply to say THANK YOU!

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In January, we received a very generous gift from the construction firm Bouygues UK (BYUK), who donated the proceeds of their Christmas Raffle to match-fund students using Click (read about it here).

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.

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Our First Class Giving Page

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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.

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Moving on up! – Click hits £¼ million milestone By James Martin

 

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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.

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A Generous Christmas Gift From BOUYGUES UK

 

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The University of Essex has received one last Christmas present, in the form of a cheque from construction firm Bouygues UK (BYUK). BYUK are currently building The Copse, our new 650 bedroom student accommodation complex, and the cheque for £1,700 is the money raised from the project team’s Christmas Raffle.

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