File this one under “puns too good to pass up”—Boise State University (home of the Boise State Broncos) calls its crowdfunding platform PonyUp, and the year-old project is getting off to a slow but steady start.
For its inaugural project, Boise State chose a hummingbird banding program at its Intermountain Bird Observatory—not the sexiest campaign, but one that nonetheless raised over $6,000 and exceeded its goal.
It seems that Boise state was happy with the result, as it is rolling out a set of new campaigns for the spring—four new projects are now live, including an effort to sponsor the Boise State Spirit Squad’s trip to a national competition and helping a local nonprofit that trains community members with employee boundaries in glassworking.
All but one of the five completed projects met their fundraising goals—Boise State’s Blue Thunder Marching band raised only $10,000 of its $15,000 goal. Let’s chalk that one up to the marching band, not the platform.