Frequently Asked Questions


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Project Creator FAQs

Donor FAQs

Who can launch a project on PAWprint?
Any organization that is on the current list of registered student organizations maintained by the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) and the Student Involvement Center can start the process to launch a project on PAWprint.

Is my payment secure?
Yes. UNI uses to process their credit card payments. With Authorize.Net, donors can be confident their data is secure. Authorize.Net utilizes industry-leading technologies and protocols, such as 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and are compliant with a number of government and industry security initiatives.

What kind of projects does PAWprint look for?
Inspirational projects that are goal specific have a higher success rate through crowdfunding than those that are vague or general.
Will my gift be tax-deductible?
Contributions to PAWprint directly support the mission of the University of Northern Iowa and its organizations and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How do I start?
Hit the "APPLY" button at the top of the page, or contact with any questions.
Do I have to donate online?
No. You can also donate by mail by sending your contribution to: UNI Foundation Financial Services, 121 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0239, or by phone by calling 319.273.7118.
What is an appropriate fundraising goal?
PAWprint staff recommends a fundraising goal between $3000 and $7500. Each project and its goals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by staff.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged within one business day of the transaction.
Who decides if a project is ready to launch?
The PAWprint staff, along with a campus committee representing various areas on campus, meets once a month to determine which projects are ready to launch and which still need adjustments.
How do organizations access their funds after the campaign?
Prior to launching the final project, organizations will set up a project account with the Foundation Financial Services office. From there the funds can be accessed by filling out Foundation Financial Services Vouchers located within the UNI Forms Repository.