For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please read below:
We are Dalhousie’s Office of Advancement, and our expertise is in fundraising. Recently, we raised $280 million for Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie. The highly-successful campaign will benefit thousands of Dal students through scholarships, enhanced academic and extracurricular opportunities and more. Over the years, many students have sought our advice and assistance on fundraising projects. We are happy to share our expertise with this crowdfunding site to help foster a culture of giving among our students and university community.
projectDAL is a crowdfunding website for the Dalhousie community. If you are a Dal student, alum, friend, faculty or staff, you can share your fundraising story here, track its progress, and share your success with family and friends. If you’re a donor, you can browse the many initiatives on the site and find a cause that matters to you. Once you donate, spread the word through social media and inspire others with your generosity. For important information on applications, expectations and criteria please visit How projectDAL works.
Any Dalhousie student, faculty and staff member, or alumni and friends. As long as the project is considered of benefit to the University and its goals, almost anything goes!
What kinds of projects are suitable for projectDAL?
Are there fees to use this site?
No, there are no fees associated with setting up and running a project on the site.
Do I need any sort of approval in submitting a project?
How much can I fundraise for my project?
How long can I fundraise for my project?
Does Dalhousie provide support for running a fundraising campaign?
Yes. We are experienced, professional fundraisers happy to share our expertise to help students make a difference. This website provides a coordinated approach to student fundraising at Dalhousie, and support to help make your goals a reality. Ultimately, the project is your responsibility but we are here to help. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the project is complete, how will I get the funds?
When the fundraising is complete, the funds will be transferred to the associated Dalhousie department or account affiliated with your project.
When is my credit card charged?
Your card will be charged at the time of donation. It may appear on your credit card statement as either “Dalhousie Office of Ad” or “Dalhousie Advancement” – this is correct as this means that your contribution to the project has gone through and the gift was being processed through the Office of Advancement who do all the receipting for projectDAL projects.
Will I receive a tax receipt?
Yes, your donation is eligible for a tax receipt as Dalhousie University is a recognized and registered charity. Unlike other crowdfunding sites, because we issue tax receipts, we cannot issue “give backs” or merchandise, etc. for different levels of gifts.
Will all of my donation go towards the project I’m supporting?
Can I make a donation anonymously?
There is an option to select to not have your name published on the site or in any public lists of donors to Dalhousie.
Who will I contact if I have a question about my donation?
If you have a question about your transaction, please email Laura at email@example.com.
Is my information secure on this site?
How will I know if the project has been completed/successful?
All donors will be contacted after fundraising is completed with a final status and tally on the project.