FundOne lets Concordians present projects to potential donors and show how their donation will make a difference.
FundOne lets donors give to Concordia in a way that includes them in the day-to-day activities of students and researchers. Together, project leaders and donors make Concordia a more creative, entrepreneurial and research-driven place.
To post your project on FundOne, it must be a part of Concordia. In other words, we will direct donations to the appropriate internal Concordia account, but will not distribute them to an external group.
Successful applicants must operate under a Concordia department or program and funds must be supervised by a university employee.
Concordia cannot accept donations (and issue charitable tax receipts) on behalf of groups or organizations external to the university, including student associations operating under the Concordia Student Union or the Graduate Students’ Association.
If your project is accepted, you will receive a comprehensive document with tips, ideas and specific suggestions. Some helpful guidelines to consider include:
It is a good idea to lead by example – make the first gift yourself.
Before submitting, talk to some of your friends or colleagues and try to secure some pledges in advance. This will give your project momentum from the outset and use your initial success to breed more success.
Once your project is up, identify people who share your interests and spread the word in person, by phone, email, text, social media and any other method you can think of.
Recruit some friends or colleagues who will help.
Keep updating your donors with your progress. This will keep them engaged, interested and more likely to share the project with their friends.
We will email you when the project closes and let you know if the goal has been reached or not. We encourage you to follow the project leaders through social media and to check the website periodically for updates.