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Real Talk: Unrealistic Expectations Hurt More Than The Truth

Hi Everyone! It’s Shironda, Founder & CEO of CauseEDU. Can I be honest for a moment? In business school, I have to admit I didn’t follow most of the advice out there when it came to budgeting for school. Most students going back to school full-time are in their 20s. I was in my mid-30s…
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CauseEDU is Going “Upstream”

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” – Desmond Tutu In 2017, CauseEDU launched with the goal of helping the millions of college students who drop out of school every year due to not…
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Budgeting For College: What You Should (Really) Expect To Pay

One of the biggest mistakes students make when preparing for school is not looking at the total cost of their degree. We don’t just mean the “cost of attendance” you see on your school’s website – that will show the tuition, fees, housing, and a few other expenses. But what it doesn’t show is a…
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Top 10 Reasons Students Should Crowdfund on CauseEDU

With so many crowdfunding platforms out there, what makes CauseEDU the best for students raising money for school? We’re glad you asked. 1 | Our Recurring Donations Feature Donors give more when they have the option of setting up monthly donations. No other major crowdfunding platform offers this feature. 2 | (Mandatory) Enrollment Verification If…
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How Students Can Crowdfund For School

There’s a science to raising money for school.  After several years helping students fundraise their education expenses through crowdfunding, our Founder has discovered that donors give more when they: Can confirm the student they are giving to is enrolled in school; Read a compelling story/narrative; Can give directly to the school; Can make recurring donations; Receive…
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Donors Now Have More Giving Options

We want to make it easy for donors to give you money. That’s pretty much why CauseEDU was founded: the process to get donations to students was more difficult than it needed to be.  In an effort to simplify the giving process, we have just added a feature that we don’t see on other crowdfunding…
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Student Discounts

We’ll just assume if you’re a student you’ll need them… *Note that almost every discount requires either a valid student ID or a .edu email address. Clothing/Other Stores American Apparel – 20% off full-price items online and in-store. Ann Taylor – 15% off full-price merchandise. Ann Taylor Loft – 15% off full-price merchandise. Banana Republic…
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