Ryan Davies of FutureFunder.ca Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Ambassador Program

NCFA Canada | March 10, 2014

ryan davies 150 - Ryan Davies of FutureFunder.ca Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Ambassador ProgramTORONTO, ON   Mar 10, 2014 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that Ryan Davies, Director of Advancement Communications at Carleton University in Ottawa, has joined the Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program.

NCFA Canada Crowdfunding Ambassadors

Crowdfunding Ambassadors (CFAs) are leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based crowdfunding industry in communities across Canada.  They are circles of influence and ‘go to resources’ for small businesses and investors to connect with, share and learn about crowdfunding via locally hosted events and initiatives.  CFAs are specialists and plugged into an international network of shared resources, thought leadership, and industry professionals striving to cultivate and shape the future of crowdfunding in Canada and beyond.

Ryan Davies, Director of Advancement Communications, Carleton University

As the Director of Advancement Communications, Ryan Davies provides strategic counsel to all aspects of fundraising and alumnirelations at Carleton University.  He led the creation of FutureFunder.ca, the university’s in-house crowdfunding platform—one of the first experiments in crowdfunding for post-secondary philanthropy in Canada. Ryan came to the post-secondary sector in 2003 after six years in public utilities and corporate communications in Western Canada. He holds an honors degree in English from the University of Alberta, plus a public relations diploma from Edmonton's Grant MacEwan University.

“Crowdfunding has started a new conversation at universities—a discussion about engaging everyone in the university community in philanthropy, and finding thousands of new supporters whose passions are as varied as the charitable opportunities on campus.”  – Ryan Davies, FutureFunder.ca

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“Ryan has led Carleton University’s crowdfunding initiative, FutureFunder.ca, which has successfully raised over $400,000 for student projects and professor research since launching in early 2013.  The success of FutureFunder.ca should be a real eye opener to colleges and universities across the country looking to provide their students and faculty with the infrastructure to self-fund and collaborate.” – Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director, NCFA Canada.

Related: View Canadian Crowdfunding Ambassadors

About the FutureFunder

Carleton University’s FutureFunder takes a page out of the books of crowdfunding success stories like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and imports it into post-secondary philanthropy. The FutureFunder portal gives people an opportunity to browse through and “join a crowd” in support of one of many innovative student or faculty projects at Carleton. The intention is to give potential donors a clear sense of where their money will go and what kind of impact it will have.

About the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a newly formed cross-Canada non-profit with the mandate to be inclusive in providing education, advocacy and awareness in the emerging crowdfunding industry.  NCFA Canada is community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at a grass-roots level to fill a national need in the market place.  Members are industry stakeholders (portals, experts, service providers, and enablers), small businesses and entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to fund their initiatives, and investors seeking to connect with a dynamic and growing crowd.  For more information please visit ncfacanada.org.

Source:  National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

For more information please contact:

Media Contact

Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254
e. casano@ncfacanada.org