Tyndale Engages the Crowd

Thursday, June 26, 2014
New crowdfunding platform for community projects launched

The latest trend in philanthropy fundraising has arrived at Tyndale – crowdfunding. With the new Engage Tyndale platform, the community can be directly involved in projects they are passionate about and use their talents, resources, and social media to make a difference.

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically online. Engage Tyndale makes it possible for alumni, friends and supporters to partner together as a community to enhance the student experience.

The Tyndale community can now personalize how they raise funds for Tyndale, start their own projects, and invite their friends to participate in their cause by sharing online and donating.

“This is a unique opportunity to enhance the student experience,” says Kevin Kirk, Senior Director, External Relations. “Engage Tyndale fosters a supportive online community that makes a difference in the lives of Tyndale students.”

Currently, there are a variety of projects that Tyndale supporters can get involved in:

  • Alumni, friends and supporters can celebrate this significant time in Tyndale’s history by giving to a 120th Anniversary Celebration Project.
  • Each year, students have opportunities to enhance their Tyndale experience, both inside and outside of the classroom. The Tyndale community makes this possible by giving to a Student Experience Project like mission trips, local outreach ministries, academic tutoring, chapel services and more.
  • The Tyndale community can also raise funds for Student Scholarships or Bursaries, which help to ensure a student’s costs remain within reach so they can pursue their studies at Tyndale.

Dr. Amanda Azarbehi, Program Director for Tyndale Research in Autism Community Education (TRACE), is using Engage Tyndale to raise funds for a social skills summer camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Azarbehi partners with volunteers and Tyndale University College psychology students to run the camp.

“It’s a cinch to set up a personal fundraising page, and Engage Tyndale makes it easy for us to connect with potential participants and supporters online through social media,” says Dr. Azarbehi. “To date, we have raised almost $1000 for TRACE through Engage Tyndale.”

For more information about Engage Tyndale and to find out how you can get involved, visit http://engage.tyndale.ca.


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