Case Study: How the University of Essex quadrupled their donor base in a year with crowdfunding

In 2015 the University of Essex’s Philanthropy team recognised key challenges with their fundraising model and decided that embedding crowdfunding into their strategy would be an effective way to tackle them.

The Challenge

The University of Essex were looking for a way to engage young donors and tap into the digital universe to improve the existing fundraising model.

The Solution

Essex decided that the best way to meet these needs was with a branded crowdfunding platform (Click), supported and managed by the university itself.


Download their case study to see how Hubbub helped the University of Essex to quadruple their number of donors through:

  • Student-driven fundraising
  • Powerful personal storytelling
  • Effective Branding and messaging
  • Personalised rewards for donors
  • Email Stewardship
  • Sharing tools
  • Referral links

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