I need help with my DonorsChoose.org challenge

I need help with my DonorsChoose.org challenge

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Social_media Hey, the deal with DonorsChoose.org is that teachers list classroom projects that need funding, and we can all pitch in a little money at a time. It's kind of like microfinance for teachers.

Well, I've launched a DonorsChoose challenge, please take a look.

I've started it based on some suggestions, but really need your help in two areas:

  • how do I get folks to contribute without spamming, in a purely ethical, unobtrusive way?
  • I'd like to get more local schools involved, like Grattan Elementary and Lowell High School

Please comment here, or email me, craig at craigslist.org, and thanks!

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Julia

How does one get really needy schools involved? We've got a couple in the not-so-backwoods of Central Texas. TX schools are woefully underfunded.

Elisabeth Butterfield

The way to get schools involved is to send actual snail mail – I have a friend who will concoct a postcard for you – go to MediaDyme.com – her name is Kimber Williams – she will create a media blast for you – she has a friend that does coffee fund raising for autism who has some unique fundraising efforts she's created.
Hope that helps!

justin w

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Sarah Mercedes

person to person and real. the internet is great, but its been so over abused, i hesitate to buy off ebay. i cocktailed waitress at a bars called Sams in Greenhills–well, one day these kids came in selling, choclate bars, to get money for jerseys for their football team. poor kids and in my opinion, not wonderful parenting. 21 and up is only going to get you kicked out and children do not nor should understand that. shame shame parents BUT—they made so much money off us servers (i gave him 50 bucks for a hershey bar worth 25 cents) because i saw it. the real is the real and it can not be outdone. i believe and stand by that.

Carmela jacobitti

I sent this to the west coast recruiter for donors choose as well. Each Tv show or production company that uses a city-IE;CSI Miami,New york or las Vegas- should contribute directly to schools. Miami-i am most familiarwith this school system-teachers are buying their own copy paper1 not just materials. and are paid poorly and treated like checkers on a checker board.

Carmela jacobitti

i apologize for my sloppy lack of editing! Direct gifts to teachers makes a direct imprint on each child in the classroom.

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I sent this to the west coast recruiter for donors choose as well. Each Tv show or production company that uses a city-IE;CSI Miami,New york or las Vegas- should contribute directly to schools. Miami-i am most familiarwith this school system-teachers are buying their own copy paper1 not just materials. and are paid poorly and treated like checkers on a checker board.

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