NUDM Explained: How to Fundraise

NUDM Explained: How to Fundraise
February 2, 2019 marketing

$400 can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! With the $200 deadline behind us, you are (hopefully) already more than halfway to the $400 target goal. You have heard about canning and you have received the fundraising email template, but there are other ways to raise money that you may not have heard about. To get you to the finish line, here are some niche ways to help you reach your fundraising goal:

Join RippleMatch

Looking for an easy $5? NUDM has partnered with RippleMatch, which is a service that helps students and recent graduates find entry-level jobs in their field of interest by integrating users, interests, and experiences. Your personal fundraising page will receive a $5 donation when you join RippleMatch (through Also, you get an additional $5 for each NU student that registers through your link. Send this link out to all your friends who are (sadly) not dancing.

Sign up for the NUDM Tech Challenge

The Tech Challenge is a 2 week-long hackathon, and it began last week. All technical skills are welcome, and the final product does not need to be perfect – at all. Sponsored by Bounteous (who has clients including Dominos and TFA), this is a great opportunity if you’re looking for an internship, or if you just need some help fundraising; the winner will have the option of getting $1000 allocated to their team fundraising total OR $200 to their individual fundraising total!

Participate in a psych study

NUDM has partnered with SONIC Northwestern, a NU psych lab. If you sign up for their 1.5 hour study on online social networking, you earn $30 towards your fundraising page. Check below to see if you can make it on any of these days:

  • Sunday, February 3 2:15-3:45pm
  • Wednesday, February 13 1-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 13 4-5:30pm
  • Sunday, February 24 2:15-3:45pm

Get creative!

Offer to walk your neighbor’s dog. Ask to be your friend’s personal Postmate. Clean your RA’s room. Tutor your friends who are taking the same class that you took last quarter. Bake cookies.

When you offer your assistance, people will be willing to donate to your cause; all it takes is a little creativity.

Need more help fundraising? Reach out to for all of your fundraising questions. And remember, NUDM is here to support you until you can reach your fundraising goal.