Chester FC boss Steve Burr has described the club's Crowdfunder project as 'music to his ears'.
The fan-owned Blues hope to raise £20,000 through pledges and donations from supporters to boost the manager's budget for the 2015-16 season.
Fans can make pledges via a special website in return for limited edition rewards including pin badges, mugs and signed prints.
Vanarama National League rivals Grimsby Town and Lincoln City have experienced success with crowd-funding schemes this summer.
Chester launched the project at 10am on Monday and more than £3,500 had been pledged up until 4pm.
Burr said: "Anything we can do to generate more money for the team, as a manager that's music to my ears.
"We want people to buy into it and get the ball rolling. It would be great if we could generate some more funds and help the team get stronger."
Following his team's 3-2 win over Crewe Alexandra at the weekend, Burr confirmed he was hoping to complete the signing of Dale Tonge on a short-term deal.
Experienced defender Tonge, whose former clubs include Rotherham United and Torquay United, has impressed as a pre-season trialist and ex-Aston Villa goalkeeper Dylan Forth should be added to the squad too ahead of the season opener with Braintree Town on Saturday (3pm).
Burr said: "We've had a chat with Dale and initially we'll be able to do something with him on a short-term basis which will hopefully lead to a long-term basis.
"He showed against Crewe the experience and the quality that he has, and not just at right-back as we've seen him in a number of positions and as a utility player he would be excellent for us."