UPDATE: On Tuesday 7th February at #OxEngage, the OxReach team presented a session about the OxReach platform and the engagement required for successful crowdfunding at the University, and the LIFE project. You can now download the slides.
In 2016, the University of Oxford gained a new tool for fundraising. OxReach, is a rewards based crowdfunding platform exclusively for Oxford philanthropic projects with tangible impact. Crowdfunding is rapidly gaining popularity, even a potato salad raised $55k. The OxReach team will discuss pros and cons of crowdfunding, and tips and tricks for success.
In this video, a healthcare worker tries to treat ‘a newborn child’
in the Life-saving Instruction For Emergencies (LIFE) VR scenario
set in a hospital in Kenya, funded partly by crowdfunding using OxReach.
Tuesday 7th February
OxReach – Crowdfunding for Oxford University
12.30-13.30 | Lunchtime Talk: Zoe Reich, Philippa Nuttall, Sarah Deakin (Oxford University Innovation) https://oxreach.hubbub.net/ | Objectives: Understand crowdfunding; Explore pros and cons of crowdfunding | Intended audience: Members of the University who are thinking of crowdfunding for philanthropic projects | Format: Presentation with Q&A | Booking link
Many of these #OxEngage sessions showcase work done by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges and surface stories relating to the University’s Digital Education Strategy.
The full #OxEngage programme: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/engage/oxengage/2017-2/. Watch this space along with the Engage Facebook page and follow #OxEngage to hear all the latest updates.