Campus-wide Crowdfunding/Crowdsourcing

I. Introduction

  1. The following policy applies to crowdfunding campaigns or projects undertaken by any individual associated with the University of Colorado Boulder (“CU Boulder”) (e.g. staff, faculty, students or administration) using or planning to use a third-party crowdfunding or crowdsourcing vendor, portal or service provider (such as all platforms/services that are not CU Boulder Crowdfunding.
  2. Generally, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or campaign by soliciting relatively small donations of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

II. Policy

  1. Use of crowdfunding to raise funds at CU Boulder as described in this policy and accompanying campus crowdfunding procedures is subject to all University of Colorado rules, policies, compliance regulations and state and federal law.
  2. CU Boulder’s name, branding and/or logo may not be used without prior written approval by the appropriate approving official and the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations as set forth in accompanying campus crowdfunding procedures, which are incorporated herein.
  3. Campaigns or projects that use CU Boulder resources, or affiliate themselves with CU Boulder in any capacity, must receive institutional approval from the appropriate CU Boulder officials as set forth in the accompanying campus crowdfunding procedures.
  4. CU Boulder email lists may not be used without prior approval by the appropriate approving official as set forth in the accompanying campus crowdfunding procedures.
  5. CU Boulder Colleges/Departments cannot promote crowdfunding campaign on third-party, public platforms or solicit their audiences and the CU Boulder community by promoting an active crowdfunding campaign. This does not apply to campaigns on the CU Boulder Crowdfunding platform that have been reviewed and vetted by CU Boulder administration.

III. Related Policies and Websites

Effective Date

Thursday, June 25, 2015