donorschoose

  • With $225M Raised Across 400K+ Campaigns, DonorsChoose Is Using Data To Illuminate Educational Inequity In The U.S.

    With $225M Raised Across 400K+ Campaigns, DonorsChoose Is Using Data To Illuminate Educational Inequity In The U.S.

    There’s a lot of debate swirling these days over the best and most effective ways to fix the U.S. education system. With high costs, disappointing outcomes and high drop out rates now rampant across age groups, at the very least, it’s become clear that something needs to be done. Many circles are looking to technology and young tech companies to help fill the gap, improve learning… Read More

  • The Weekly Good: DonorsChoose And “Big Hairy Audacious” Goals To Help Teachers

    The Weekly Good: DonorsChoose And “Big Hairy Audacious” Goals To Help Teachers

    [Note: This is a weekly series. If your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.] Sometimes, the right people are in the right place at the right time. For DonorsChoose.org, all of this came true. In 2003, Oprah Winfrey mentioned the non-profit on her show, calling it a “revolutionary charity”, and her… Read More

  • Help Eliminate Poverty, Make a Microloan to An Entrepreneur

    Help Eliminate Poverty, Make a Microloan to An Entrepreneur

    The financial crisis in world markets over the past few weeks has been a real eye-opener, but even those of us who have seen our stock portfolios decline by 30 percent or more don’t have much to complain about. It could be worse. It could be a lot worse. A third of the world’s population lives in poverty, and 20 percent lives in extreme poverty, meaning they are always… Read More

  • AmEx Card Members, Vote Now And Help DonorsChoose Win $1.5 Million

    AmEx Card Members, Vote Now And Help DonorsChoose Win $1.5 Million

    Are you an American Express card holder? Then your vote can help provide supplies to 100,000 school children in the U.S. American Express is giving away $2.5 million to the top charities its members vote for, and DonorsChoose right now is in third place for the top $1.5 million prize. And it is only about 1,000 votes away from second place. There are about six hours left to vote. You can… Read More

  • DonorsChoose Doing Well, But Fred Wilson Needs To Be Stopped

    By all accounts the DonorsChoose blogger challenge is doing extremely well – it took them just six days to reach $130,000 in donations, which will provide nearly 10,000 students from low income families with books, art supplies, technology, and other resources they need to learn. Donations thus far coming through TechCrunch have put us in second place in the Technology group. Now… Read More

  • Give It Up, For Computer Literacy

    Give It Up, For Computer Literacy

    Everyone likes to complain about the sorry state of education in this country, but when was the last time you actually did something about it? Well, here’s your chance. TechCrunch is participating in a blogger challenge to see who can raise the most money for DonorsChoose.org, a great non-profit that lets you specify which educational projects you want your money to go to. Teachers… Read More