Rabbit Raisers is South Dakota State University Foundation's Crowdfunding platform. It allows students, faculty, staff, and alumni to pursue projects or campaigns they are passionate about while supporting the university.

What kinds of projects are suitable for Rabbit Raisers?

SDSU projects or campaigns that are seeking funding for research and other academic-related activities or student programs. The money raised cannot benefit or be designated to one specific person, rather it must benefit a team initiative, university program, student group, or department. All funds must be transferred to a university account within the Foundation.

How Do I Create a Project?

Simply log in and enter a few key details: a description of what you want to do, a funding target and completion date. You will also want to include images or videos that support your project.

How does my project get approved?

Once you submit your project, we will review your idea and contact you with the next steps. The approval process can take 7-10 business days, so please keep this in mind when planning your crowdfunding event.

Is there any additional campus approvals I need for my project?

Yes, you will want to make sure you've talked with an advisor or department head prior to launching your project. If you are a club on campus, you will want to make sure to get this form completed. You will do this through the Student Association.

Who can contribute to SDSU Crowdfunding?

Anyone! The goal of crowdfunding is to engage a large audience, so feel free to share with your network of friends, family, and colleagues!

How long does a Crowdfunding campaign typically last?

Because crowdfunding is most effective when there is a sense of urgency to fund a project, each project is active for approximately 30 days.