What is BullMarket?
BullMarket is Louisiana Tech University’s official brand-new project funding platform. It serves as an online tool to help students, faculty and staff display select projects and raise funds to turn their ambitious ideas into reality. Whether a project needs funding for a student organization, faculty/staff research, academic program support, or even a university-led community initiative, BullMarket utilizes the power of the “Tech family” to directly impact the world with each online gift – no matter how large or small.
How can I apply for funding of my project on BullMarket?
Any Tech faculty/staff member or student may apply. Each project must consist of a Tech Project Advisor, which is a full-time faculty or staff member who will ensure the successful completion of the campaign, if your group's project is selected.
What makes a BullMarket project successful?
A PASSIONATE TEAM: A driven team of at least 5+ project advocates is needed to operate the many aspects of the campaign, and for networking.
A PROJECT THAT RESEMBLES THE TENETS OF LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY: Each successful campaign must resonate with the university community and potential donors.
A COMPELLING, CLEAR & SPECIFIC STORY: Each successful campaign must have project leaders who can creatively illustrate and share the purpose of their project with potential supporters.
ENSURE project leaders will regularly use strategies to PROMOTE & PUBLICIZE the project to their network throughout the duration of the campaign.
SUCCESSFUL projects generally fall within a range of $500 to $10,000 for a 30-45 DAY CAMPAIGN.
What will be considered for a BullMarket Project?
Specific and compelling projects
Costs associated with specific student competitions
Campaigns focused on specific student-led organizational goals or needs (e.g., Class of 2017 senior gift)
What will not be considered for a BullMarket Project?
Money for tuition
What happens next if my project is selected?
Our staff will provide comprehensive training and ongoing consultation to project leaders/participants throughout the duration of the campaign.
Elaine Poynter, Director of Annual Giving
BullMarket is the official crowdfunding platform of the Louisiana Tech University Foundation. It features opportunities to support the University’s unique and diverse research projects, student initiatives and socially compelling activities. BullMarket is where your gift — big or small — can make a tremendous impact.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes! 100 percent of your gift is tax-deductible. Gifts to projects featured on BullMarket are considered charitable contributions to the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.
Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?
Yes! You will receive a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt from the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on BullMarket.
Whom should I contact with questions about my contribution?
For general questions about your gift, please call 800-738-7950 or email BullMarket@latechalumni.org.
How do I make a gift of securities in support of a BullMarket project?
For more information on how to make a gift of securities and/or other gift details, please visit www.latechalumni.org/how-to-give.