Volunteer: Fundraising Team Volunteer
Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023
The Oppia team works to create effective, enjoyable online lessons at scale that can reach millions of people. We want every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, to have access to learning experiences that are not only pedagogically effective, but also fun and engaging. Our focus is on reducing the equity gap in access to education, and we are currently working on providing free and effective basic math and science lessons that can be played on cheap Android devices to learners in underserved communities around the world. Oppia's lessons have already reached over 2,000,000 users, and learners using our basic mathematics curriculum have seen gains of over 50% from pre-test to post-test. You can read some examples of our work in these blog posts https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 .A key differentiator of Oppia is its unique technology platform, which simulates an interactive tutor by adapting each lesson to individual learners’ needs and providing specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. Furthermore, all our lessons are openly licensed and the platform is open source, which enables a diverse group of educators and technologists from around the world to regularly iterate on and improve them. Are you interested in helping underserved students to gain access to education? Oppia is looking to build a fundraising team with enthusiastic, passionate, creative members from all over the world. We are looking for individuals who can help to tell our stories to the world.Please fill out the volunteer form (https //forms.gle/5hwbq9c6AUYdzFqh7) if you are interested so that we can know more about your specific interests and motivations. Who We AreThe Oppia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide high quality education to all. We do this through the creation and maintenance of our platform, Oppia (http //www.oppia.org), the coordination of our passionate contributors, and the development of critical partnerships with NGOs in the communities we aim to serve. Where You Fit InMillions of children are not receiving the education they deserve. Of the 61 million children worldwide who cannot attend primary school, 17 million will never step foot into a school if trends continue. With the presence of COVID-19 today, millions more children are also seeing interruptions in their daily lives, stability, and education - making it even more difficult than before for many students to get the education they need to succeed.It is an exciting time for Oppia - as we're have released our first comprehensive, basic mathematics curriculum, and we're also launching a whole section of the website highlighting this curated set of lessons! While we're most of the way there, we need volunteers to tell our stories to funders and donors, increasing awareness of our achievements, future goals and perspectives.We hope to meet applicants who are detail-oriented and excellent in written communications. We welcome and value any experiences in fundraising, and are happy to guide individuals who are willing to learn and grow through this opportunity. Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work With
- Oppia has served over 1,100,000 users.
- Oppia’s current library consists of more than 20,000 lessons.
- Oppia focuses on effectiveness. Our continuous improvement process involves rigorous user testing and RCTs to ensure we create high quality educational materials catered to the needs of our most underserved global learners.
- Oppia consists of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flexible times.
- Writing grant proposals
- Seeking new funders and donors
- Building connections with funders and donors
- Data analysis and interpretation to measure our impacts
- Creating brochures and short videos for promotion