Crowdfunding Best Practices for K-12 School Districts and for Distance Learning


Description:

Crowdfunding has become a viable funding source for schools, filling resource gaps and providing strategic acceleration for academic programs; however, it may create unexpected liabilities without proper safeguards in place. Learn from crowdfunding policy experts and district leaders on how to implement best practices in your district to uphold financial accountability, maintain control over resources, and ensure student safety. This 5-part course will also cover crowdfunding updates related to supporting distance learning.  Each module is worth 0.2 CPE credits.

Presenters:

Credits:

You will earn 0.2 credits for each of the 5 nano learning modules in this Micro Learning Course. Certificates will be issued individually upon successful completion of each nano module.

ASBO Micro Learning is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

ASBO International's Education Policies

Field of Study:

Specialized Knowledge (for modules 1-5)

SFO Domain:

Financial Planning, Budget Planning, and Analysis (for modules 1-5)

Prerequisites:

None (for all modules)

Advanced Preparation:

None (all modules)

Program Level:

Basic (beginner) for all modules

Delivery Method:

Online Learning

Expiration:

You will have 90 days to complete this course that begins from the date of purchase

 

NANO MODULE DETAILS

 

Nano Module 1: An Overview of Crowdfunding Best Practices

Description:

This module provides an overview of what crowdfunding looks like in a K-12 school district environment. It will also dive deeper and investigate common pitfalls to avoid; and share best practices for successfully managing crowdfunding in school districts. 0.2 CPE Credits

Learning Objective:

Participants will be able to:

Understand crowdfunding pitfalls and best practices.

Nano Module 2: Crowdfunding in Action – A Platform Case Study

Description:

This module provides a demonstration of how a crowdfunding service works from start to finish.  0.2 CPE Credits

Learning Objective:

Participants will be able to:

Understand the benefits of crowdfunding services.

Nano Module 3: Crowdfunding in Action – A District Case Study: Atlanta Public Schools

Description:

This module demonstrates how the Atlanta Public Schools set up their crowdfunding procedures and discusses how it benefited their school district.  0.2 CPE Credits

Learning Objective:

Participants will be able to:

Understand how crowdfunding services can be successfully used to benefit a school district.

Nano Module 4: Crowdfunding Policies and Procedures

Description:

This module provides an overview of what a good crowdfunding policy looks like.  It will also describe what a potentially harmful policy looks like; and will review examples of policies. 0.2 CPE Credits

Learning Objective:

Participants will be able to:

Identify school district best practices for selecting a crowdfunding platform and developing a Crowdfunding Policy.

Nano Module 5: Crowdfunding Platform Built-in Controls

Description:

This module discusses how a district can track the crowdfunding projects teachers create and monitor the materials that are funded by outside parties.  It also provides an overview of what a successful crowdfunding platform looks like and the ideal specifications the district should look for when selecting a crowdfunding service. 0.2 CPE Credits

Learning Objective:

Participants will be able to:

Understand what to look for when selecting a crowdfunding platform.