Fundraising Toolkit

Cal State Fullerton has two University Advancement supported platforms to you to utilize - Crowdfunding and our Day of Giving.

To receive donations, you must have a foundation account in place. You can search a list of funds. If no foundation fund exists, please contact your area’s Development Officer or Grace Johnson at to assist you in determining how best to receive donations. 



Crowdfunding is a method of fundraising through the collective effort of friends, family, and fans. This approach taps into your network of contacts — primarily online via email and social media — for greater fundraising success.

You can utilize Cal State Fullerton’s crowdfunding platform during the fall semester. Key dates include:

  • July 1 - Submissions officially open
  • August 31 – Submissions close
  • October 1 – Crowdfunding begins
  • October 31 – Crowdfunding ends

Learn more about the upcoming Crowdfunding campaign through our past Information Session recordings and materials hereOpens in new window

Day of Giving

Giving days are 24-hour online fundraising challenges aimed at rallying groups of people to support the university’s colleges, programs, and scholarships. Like crowdfunding, this fundraising method taps into personal networks — exclusively online via email and social media — and leverages gift matches and challenges to increase giving.

You can utilize Cal State Fullerton’s platform during the spring semester. Here is what you need to know:

  • Information Sessions - November & December 2024
  • Project page application deadline - January 19, 2025
  • Matching gift deadline - January 31, 2025
  • Project page completion date - February 5, 2025
  • Day of Giving - March 12, 2025

Learn more about our giving day from a past information session! Access recording and materials: 2024 Info Sessions.

Visit our Day of Giving site:

Current Fundraising Initiatives

Cal State Fullerton’s fundraising team works with alumni, faculty, staff parents and community members to support the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. Learn more using the following links:

For more information about current fundraising efforts, please contact Grace Johnson at or 657-278-4975.