Crowd Funding

The Office of Innovation and Development can help you research funding opportunities and develop strategies to meet your school’s needs and goals.

Crowdfunding

Online fundraising, also known as crowdfunding, is the practice of funding a project or idea by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Crowdfunding enables schools to use online tools to generate funds for school supplies, special projects, events and more.  

Is Crowdfunding Right For You?

One of the most powerful things about crowdfunding is the ability to tell your school’s story. If you have a compelling idea or project and a large social network, crowdfunding may be an excellent tool for raising money. Explore our resources below to determine if crowdfunding is the right strategy to help meet your school’s fundraising goals.

Crowdfunding Guidelines

View current guidelines and policy for crowdfunding in Austin ISD.

Crowdfunding Application

Submit your crowdfunding application to the district using this online form.

Crowdfunding Quick Start Guide - Principals

Detailed guide for principals on how to start and manage a crowdfunding campaign on Edbacker, the Austin ISD approved platform for online donations.

Crowdfunding Quick Start Guide - Bookkeepers

Detailed guide for bookkeepers on how to manage a crowdfunding campaign on Edbacker, the Austin ISD approved platform for online donations.

Crowdfunding How-To Guide - Edbacker

Detailed guide for teachers and PTAs on how to create a campaign using the Edbacker platform.

Crowdfunding Comparison Chart

View our crowdfunding comparison chart for a quick look at the options and fees of current crowdfunding platforms.

Crowdfunding FAQ

View commonly asked questions regarding crowdfunding in Austin ISD.