Frequently Asked Questions
What is Campus Angels?
Ideas and dreams don't know hierarchy. One dream is not better than the next, they are just "different". Because of a democratic process in which mostly the "best" idea will find support, a lot of positif energy is lost. And don't make a lot of littles something big?
We believe everyone has good ideas, some even with the power to change the world around them. We believe that every good idea deserves to become a reality.
After a stroke of genius, we usually run into a wall: because of circumstances, lack of time, lack of resources, lack of funds or support. Not anymore!
Are you looking for a way to blow life in your projects, but you don't have the resources to do this? Are you someone that believes good ideas deserve to become reality and do you want to help others with this? Then you’re at the right address.
With Campus Angels we work on your ideas together to realise your projects, step by step.
Are you a crowdfunding platform?
Crowdfunding is a part of omnisourcing and fits perfectly in the mix of crowd engagement techniques that we use at Campus Angels. First generation crowdfunding platforms concentrate only on collecting money. At Campus Angels you can get help for all forms of help you need to achieve your goal. For us money is just one of the many trading goods.
What is omnisourcing?
These days everyone knows the concept of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. With “omnisourcing” you look for the resources you really need, not just money. This direct help can be anything from knowledge, time, a location, volunteers, etc. The principle is easy: with direct help you don’t need money, with money you can buy help.
What is the wedding list principle?
The wedding list principle is all about asking for the help you need and letting people decide the best way they can help. It’s a more effective way to answer the needs of projects. The people with a project in mind make a list with everything they need. This list can contain anything like money, a location, material, people, etc. The people that want to help check this list and look where they can help best.
Can I still raise money?
Of course, you can still raise money with Campus Angels. It’s even very necessary to start a project. Crowdfunding is a part of omnisourcing and a technique we still use. But you can do so much more than just raise money, because there will be so much more that you will need. Just asking is a detour when people can help with just as easily, maybe even easier, with other things.
I don’t have a team. Can I still use Campus Angels?
To put a project on Campus Angels you don’t need a team. If you happen to have one, you can link this to your page or project. This is not a requirement to start a project. If you need and don’t find any in your network? No fear, you can use Campus Angels as well for this.
I represent a school or community of schools. How can Campus Angels help me?
This simply depends on how you’d like to handle matters. You can just have your students put up their projects on Campus Angels. We can make you a catalyst and all these projects can then be linked to you. However, it’s also possible, and for you probably easier, to get your own, more personalised platform.
I’m a teacher. How can I be helped by Campus Angels?
Do you have a project in mind yourself? No problem! Campus Angels is not only for students but alsof or the people that need to reach students. Hand in your pitch and your project will be put on the platform.
Would you like to have your students do projects around your teachings? Still not a problem! This can also be taken care of by making you a catalyst and giving you your own page of projects.
I’m a student. How can Campus Angels help me?
Do you have an idea but not the resources, network, knowledge, place or time to realise it.? Share your idea through us. We will help you to realise your project, step by step. Everything you may need we can help help you get through omnisourcing.
My kids are doing a project for school. How can Campus Angels help me?
Campus Angels can help you to get everything they need to realise this project. Of course, your kid’s project is always welcome at Campus Angels. And we will get to work with you.
My question is not on this list, where can I go?
We have a contact form with which you can always reach us. We answer every question with pleasure as fast as we possibly can.
My school is not yet in your list, can I still do a project?
Of course, Contact us through the contact page and we’ll add your school to our list without a problem. That way you can get started with your project as fast as possible.
I can’t find my category; can I still start a project?
If absolutely no category fits with your project, we can always put up a new category for you. You can always reach us for this through our contact form on our platforms. We’ll look for the best solution with you.
How do I use Campus Angels?
You prepare you’re pitch and hand in your project. After acceptance of your project you can make changes to your project page like the background photo, etc. Once it’s to your liking, you share it with as many people as you can so that your network will be used as well.
How do I hand in a project for Campus Angels?
This is really simple. You make an account and log in. If you don’t, you will just be asked to do it during your pitch. You push the button “start your campaign” and fill out the question form. This is your pitch. After which it gets to us and we accept it, perhaps with some note’s.
What do I have to do for my project?
You need to prepare your pitch. This means having a good idea of what you want to achieve and what you need in order to achieve this. You make the lay out of your project page on the platform. You can change the pictures, link a video, adjust the text and review your needs, etc.
What does Campus Angels do for my projects exactly??
We help you with putting up your project page. We give advice after receiving your pitch about the best way to achieve your goal. We also offer you a platform on which you can ask for the things we need.
Does Campus Angels accept every project?
Yes, as long as they are for and/or by students. We make the exception for projects with legal or ethnic restraints. We do not accept project about weapons, drugs, the sale of alcohol to minors or other illegal practises. We also do not accept projects for pure financial instruments like crowdfunding for shares, private loans or other crowdfunding projects upon which lays a restriction by the FSMA (insert link) or any other financial authority. In case of doubt you can always contact us through the contact form.
How much does it cost to use Campus Angels?
Projects for and by students are always free. If the project raises money there will be an administrative fee for the people supporting the project. During our launching period this fee will not yet be activated.
Do I get paid as an ambassador?
No, Campus Angels is an instrument to unlock the collective potential of an entire ecosystem. Ambassadors are confidential people in these communities and help the other members to achieve their goals through our platform. This role is unpaid.
Do you, as a community leader, still want put up your own revenue model to cover operating costs for example, then you can always seek contact through the contact form in order to discuss the possibility of your own crowd engagement channel. In your own channel this is of course a possibility.
What would I have to do as an ambassador?
An ambassador is someone who makes others enthusiastic to realise their projects together through Campus Angels. People from their community can always ask them questions, advice and even guidance. As an ambassador you obviously use Campus Angels for all your projects.
Ambassadors are typically already trusted people in their community and/or have made it their mission to help achieve collective goals. For example: teachers, an engaged parent, a passionate student, a policymaker or a student organisation.
Campus Angels offers ambassadors the training, framework and support they need to achieve fulfil this assignment successfully.