At General Assembly in June an exciting new program rolled out. Called Faithify, it is a UU specific crowdfunding program. Faithify is a new way for those of us with exciting new projects that need funding to reach those who might want to fund them. Watch the video in the sidebar to learn more.
The kick off was amazing and the program has been growing stronger. Thus far there have been $120,000 in donations collected, 159 folks registered on the site and the average pledge is $118. Unitarian Church of Rochester successfully had their campaign to expand the Uni-Uni program completed on Faithify this month.
So, what are you waiting for? Does your congregation have an innovative program you'd love to put in place but just need the funds for? Go to Faithify.org, find out what you need to do in order to put your project on Faithify and post it there. Then we'll help advertise it by sharing it on our facebook pages and twitter accounts. This is the way to reach folks well beyond your cluster or even district borders. Faithify is international. You can reach UUs everywhere. What makes it work is how much people share your information on their facebook, google + and other social media platforms. This could be the answer to being able to try those innovative programs out.
Not sure if your program or idea would fit? Go to the Faithify website and check out what projects have already been successful. Read the information on the website on how to post a project. Ask questions and get them answered.
Don't have a project but interested in supporting one? Check out the current projects on the site and go back regularly to see what new projects have been added. Projects can only stay on the site for a maximum of 60 days so they are always changing.
Together we can help each other reach out and grow.
OMD District Administrator & CERG Communications Consultant