CROWDFUNDING PEOPLE, PROGRAMS, PLACES
FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
CREATE || LAUNCH || SUPPORT || GIVE
Crowdfunding People, Programs and Places in
education and research, professional development, sustainability and social good.
Create, launch and gather support to establish ventures either for yourself or another individual.
You can crowdfund to research an idea, develop your skills, undertake further education or even run a program for social good.
Individual research, fellowships, funding study opportunities, scholarships, residencies, professional development course support, awards for achievements, career re-entry support, governance or volunteer training etc.
Two or more people can crowdfund initiatives and activities for groups of people or organisations.
Charities, organisations, community groups, academic institutions and more can crowdfund programs for themselves, or the community.
Seminars, talks, conferences, awareness drives, group learning programs, professional development and career transition programs, mentor-mentee programs, activities promoting the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals etc.
Crowdfunding to develop platforms or improve the fabric of buildings that promote lifelong learning.
Charities, academic institutions and other organisations supporting learning and enquiry can crowdfund to develop their premises.
Building, developing, expanding or refurbishing learning or innovation hubs, residential colleges to facilitate education for students, meeting spaces, facilities for education, research centers, classrooms, physical platforms for programs etc.
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Education and research are some of the biggest factors for development in the society and the individual.
It equips people to navigate society, fill knowledge gaps, discover unexplored solutions and improve the world.
Create crowdfunding ventures to expand your knowledge and skill base, or even research new, exciting fields.
You can also create crowdfunding ventures to provide or promote education for other people.
Professional Development is an ongoing process, through different stages in a lifespan.
Its early stages include career preparation and entry while later stages include further skill and knowledge develoment. While each stage is different, synergy between these stages feed into each other and fosters lifelong learning.
Crowdfund to create or participate in ventures for continuous professional development, upskilling and programs to enhance your professional careers.
With todays advancement of technology, there is an increasing call to action for Sustainable Living.
Crowdfunding ventures are encouraged to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to help maintain long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability, and to advance social good.
Once fully funded, you can partner with these goals on the Partnerships forum to depict your progress and receive global support in line with the SDGs.
At Fund Lifelong Learning, we believe that the pursuit to discover and build a better future starts with actions today.
Ventures are encouraged to address issues your community faces, take small steps to action change now, to see results in the future. Creating ventures promoting social good is to build the world we wish to see.
You can crowdfund for programs to feed the hungry, provide shelter to the homeless, support charity drives, volunteer programs etc.
OUR FUNDING MODEL
Donors typically trust crowdfunding projects where creators actively work to engage communities and networks to gather support. The creators’ involvement at the fundraising stage gives donors the confidence that there is commitment to reaching targets and accomplishing the venture.
This method also acts as a safety net as donors get their cash back if the target amount is not met.
GRADUATE UNION VENTURES
The funding model adopted for Graduate Union ventures is “Keep it All”. All pledged donations will be immediately transferred to the project.
The unique structure of Graduate Union ventures enables crowdfunding activities for the year and endowment reserves to keep the project running in perpetuity. The fee amount usually charged for individual ventures will fund endowment reserves to start generating interest for future returns.
This model allows all donations in support of our ventures to change hands, even if the target amount is not met. Funds will be apportioned to the endowment reserve and rolled over into activities for the following year.