Submit a Project Idea!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR!

 

UCLA Spark is a crowdfunding platform open to registered student groups, including department-sponsored interest groups and SOLE organizations, Rec or Club Sports teams, UCLA Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Development Officers, and certain friends of UCLA.

 

If this sounds like you and you’re interested in launching a crowdfunding campaign, you’re in the right place!

 

Please complete the following application, which is required for all first-time Spark projects. 

 

Projects related to raising funds for salaries and/or stipends are not permitted on Spark. 

 

Have you or your organization successfully completed a Spark campaign which ended after September 2016? If so, you don't need to complete this application again. Please email UCLASpark@support.ucla.edu and let us know you're interested in partnering with us again.  

 

Please plan on submitting your application at least 30 to 45 days before your desired fundraising start date. Launch dates outside of this suggested timeline may be authorized at the discretion of the UCLA Spark team. 

 Module Dates for the 2021-22 school year:

Module 0: 7/1/2021 to 9/1/2021

Applications due: applications accepted on a rolling basis 5/17/2021 through 8/9/2021

Module 1: 10/18/2021 to 11/18/2021

Applications due: 9/23/2021

Module 2: 11/22 to 12/10 with option to extend through EOCY 

Applications due: 10/11/2021

Module 3: 1/24/2022 to 2/5/2022 (10-day flash funding module)

Applications due: 12/16/2021

Module 4: 2/4/2022 to 3/4/2022

Applications due: 12/20/2021

Module 5: 2/28/2022 to 3/12/2022

Applications due: 1/27/2022

Module 6: 4/4/2022 to 5/6/2022

Applications due: 3/4/2022

Module 7: 5/9/2022 to 6/6/2022

Applications due: 4/8/2022

Module 8: 6/1/2022 to 7/1/2022

Applications due: 5/2/2022


Note that the Spark project development process requires 4 meetings. We recommend a crowdfunding team of 2-5 individuals. 


Note: Completing this application does not guarantee that your project will be hosted on Spark. 

Note: Most questions allow up to a 255 character response. 

Tell us about yourself

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Tell us about your project

Optional

If this doesn't apply to you, write N/A.

In 15 words or less, what is your project trying to accomplish?

Thoroughly explain the project purpose & how it will positively impact the UCLA community.

Dollars or # of donors. We recommend goals of $1,000 to $25,000 and will advise on realistic goal.

When do you need money in-hand? When will you be actively fundraising?

Optional

Projects should be achievable within 30 to 45 days.

Every gift matters. Can you explain how $10 versus $1,000 will be used?

Optional

Projects are required to reference their budget and projected costs within their case-for-support.

Think strategically about what else you have on your plate, and when you need the funding.

For example, Chase Child Life is part of Pediatrics.

Perks can be tangible or intangible things to incentivize or reward philanthropic investments.

The more people you have on your team, the more successful you'll be.

Optional

This will not apply to all applicants, but does apply to student organizations.

If this doesn't apply to you, write N/A.

These items will be important when building your campaign site and in social media promotion.

Have questions? Send us an email at uclaspark@support.ucla.edu
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