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About Flyer Funder Crowdfunding

Flyer Funder is the official crowdfunding platform of the University of Dayton showcasing student fundraising projects seeking support to turn innovative ideas into reality.

Thank you for your interest in Flyer Funder, the University of Dayton's crowdfunding tool that helps to inspire support for student projects. The platform, similar to crowdfunding sites like KickStarter or GoFundMe, allows student advocates to tell their story and conveniently accept donations online.

Interested in applying to be a part of the Flyer Funder crowdfunding projects? Read through these frequently asked questions and then complete your online application.

Student FAQs start below and Donor FAQs are below that.

Student FAQs

Flyer Funder welcomes applications from current students who are involved with a university recognized student organization or department. Projects must directly support the University and cannot support a third party or external charity.

Funds cannot be raised as a “pass through” to other charities or be redirected to a third-party, such as Global Brigades, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, etc. If you have questions on project eligibility, contact us at

A great idea, passion for realizing your idea, a strong network of advocates, and a communication plan. Successful projects require a team of active students who are willing to email their personal network to ask for support through word and video, as well as share their project on social media. UD will NOT provide any contact data on alumni, parents, friends or students. It is up to the Project Team to contact their own personal networks. Endorsement of appropriate Dean or VP, or Executive Director of Student Involvement is required. Click here to view the Crowdfunding Agreement (PDF).

Crowdfunding may seem like a quick and easy way to raise large sums of money, but successful projects require a great deal of time (10-12 weeks) and intense work (planning, soliciting donations from family/friends, writing copy, producing videos, creating social media content, thanking donors) from a core team of 5-10 individuals who are passionate about the project, are willing to take ownership of the project and have a large network of potential supporters to engage.

  • A passionate team. As mentioned, a passionate team of 5-10 project advocates is needed to run the many aspects of the campaign. Daily work is required over this 10-12 week period.
  • A large crowd of supporters. The project team must be willing to personally reach out to family, friends, colleagues for support. It is recommended that each project advocate has at least 100 relevant personal e-mail solicitation targets. Generally, a group can expect to raise about $4 per email address that is solicited.
  • A project that is inspired by our motto "Learn. Lead. Serve." A project that connects with the Mission of the University of Dayton and is supported by project advocates who are 100 percent invested in the cause are essential for a successful campaign.
  • Here to help every step of the way. When projects are approved to be featured on Flyer Funder, our Office of Annual Giving provides training and guidance throughout every step of the campaign.

Submit your online application.

Flyer Funder recommends setting a fundraising goal between $1,500 and $10,000. Requested dollar amounts above $10,000 will require consultation and approval.

Funds will only be deposited in UD approved accounts through the university business office. Flyer Funder staff will work with project team leaders and department administrators to determine appropriate accounts and ensure a university disbursement authority is in place.

Submitted applications are initially reviewed by the Flyer Funder coordinators and then presented for consideration to the Flyer Funder committee. The committee evaluates applications based on: team commitment, goal achievement potential, project appeal and impact. If approved by the panel, a final sign-off by the appropriate Dean or Vice President is required.

The UD Office of Annual Giving manages Flyer Funder.

Flyer Funder is the only approved crowdfunding platform for philanthropic giving to UD. Please email with any questions.

Donor FAQs

Select the project you want to support, enter the donation amount and finalize your transaction. We encourage you to share your support of Flyer Funder crowdfunding projects with your social network.

Gifts to the University of Dayton, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax attorney or financial advisor to determine if your gift is tax-deductible.

We understand some donors may be wary of sharing their personal and financial information online. That is why the University of Dayton uses an SSL Certificate to protect our online donation page. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology means our server has a digital certificate that establishes a secure connection when an Internet user attempts to send confidential information via our donation page. Flyer Funder uses PayPal, a PC Level 1-compliant payment processor. The University of Dayton does not store any credit card information.

Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift. You will be emailed a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from UD.

It is preferred that gifts to Flyer Funder projects be submitted online.

All funding received will be directed toward the use of the project. If the dollar goal is not met, the funds are retained by the college or unit for some component of the student group's work.

If a project raises more than its stated funding goal, the University will work with the project owner to determine how the surplus can be used to expand or enhance the project.

Questions related to Flyer Funder may be sent to If you prefer, you may call 1-888-253-2383 and ask for the Flyer Funder Coordinator.


Annual Giving

Daniel J. Curran Place
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7054