Trial By Error: Crowdfunding, Week 2; And More Sharpe And Chalder

David Tuller



By David Tuller, DrPH

As of this post, I have achieved 57% of my goal, with 542 donations and 15 days left to go. I think that’s pretty good! I’m optimistic about getting reasonably close to the amount I’m trying to raise. Folks at Berkeley certainly notice the success of my crowdfunding. It is an unusual way for academics to support their positions, but from the university’s perspective I’m doing what academics are supposed to do—bring in money.

The UK continues to dominate, with 206 donations, followed by the US with 107, Norway with 64, Australia with 40, Sweden with 26 and Canada with 22. Six people donated from New Zealand, where I’m planning to go later this year. Last year I received around 1000 donations, so there still seems room to grow!


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