Crowdfunding at New Mexico State University
Make a STATEment is the official crowdfunding platform of NMSU, featuring opportunities to support a range of NMSU’s unique and diverse research projects, student initiatives, and campus activities.
Your gifts of any size can make a tremendous impact. Raising funds for targeted projects through Make a STATEment provides NMSU the ongoing resources that are crucial to its growth and success as a world-class institution. Your donation of any size touches lives every day and supports academics, research, scholarship, and service to others. Your generosity makes this extraordinary work possible across campus.
When are applications due?
Make a STATEment applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis from our campus partners.
Who can apply?
NMSU current students, faculty, or staff working in partnership with development staff in their area can apply to have their project featured on Make a STATEment. The project must fund a specific program and priority within NMSU.
Who decides that a project will be added to Make a STATEment?
NMSU Office of Advancement staff will review Make a STATEment applications and approve them based on project essentials: team commitment, project appeal, and goal achievement potential. A collaborative team of university partners will assist in reviewing project applications as needed.
How much information do I need to provide on the application?
Provide as much information as possible. It is easier to assess project potential if you answer each question specifically and explain why your project will be successful. The project must appeal to a broader audience and have the potential to become viral on social media through the promotion of your project volunteers. In your application, explain how your project is unique and how the funds will be utilized in your area.
What is an appropriate funding goal for projects?
We recommend a fundraising goal of between $2,500 and $15,000. We will consider each project's goal on a case-by-case basis.
What kinds of projects can be submitted?
The best crowdfunding projects have a specific deadline that creates a sense of urgency to encourage donations during the 30 day period the project is live. If you are unsure about whether or not your project is suitable for Make a STATEment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raising funds for targeted projects through Make a STATEment provides NMSU the ongoing resources that are crucial to its growth and success as a world-class institution. Your donation of any size touches lives every day and supports academics, research, patient care, scholarship, and service to others. Your generosity makes this extraordinary work possible across the disciplines.
Is my donation a charitable contribution?
Gifts to projects featured on Make a STATEment are considered charitable contributions to New Mexico State University. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The minimum when making a gift online is $5.
Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?
Yes! You will receive a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from New Mexico State University Foundation.
How can I double my donation?
Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education, which can double or triple your gift.
If so, please contact your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form. You may need to provide NMSU’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) on the form, which is 85-0170157.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the Make a STATEment website.
Can I give by mail or phone?
Make a STATEment provides a platform to easily make online gifts. If you are interested in giving to a particular Make a STATEment project by phone or mail please contact email@example.com for more information.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?
For general questions about your gift you may call (575) 646-2552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do the project giving levels represent?
Make a STATEment project giving levels represent suggested donation amounts with a description of the types of things you will help make possible within each campaign. Individual gifts made on Make a STATEment to NMSU projects combine with other gifts to support the overall project needs. Your contribution might not be allocated directly to a specifically described item; your gift will go where it will do the most good by combining it with the gifts of others to achieve the overall project goals.