Scoping and uploading your Catapult projects.
As a partner, Catapult is your platform. And it’s a flexible one. You can use it to fundraise for everything from maternity beds to sports programs for girls. You can fund your monthly newsletter, a printer, or a radio campaign in 3 languages.
Whatever the purpose, your project should be inspiring, straight-forward and personal on its Catapult page. It should tell a story, one that the public can understand, connect with, and get excited to support.
On each project page, you’ll be expected to include the following:
A quick narrative that defines your project, its purpose, its prospective impact and the materials and resources you need to get it done. Also, make sure you include a sentence or two about your organization for people who haven’t heard of you yet. But you’ll also have a full partner page to talk about your organization in much more detail.
Images and video
Visuals connect people to a project or idea like nothing else. Use photos of the people behind your project; those being affected and those doing the work. Upload a short video about your project and how it’s going to impact girls and women. If you need help with uploading, call us.
Show why your project deserves support.
Give the location of your project. We’ll plot your coordinates on a map, so your donors can know exactly where in the world the work will take place.
Set the fundraising goal. You’ll have five months to raise it.
Create a basic budget, breaking down all the materials and resources that make up your fundraising goal. List administrative costs here, too; choose to display these as a dollar amount or a percentage of the total goal. Donors are very interested in this information – they want to understand what it takes to do great work.