Tagged: education

Brief: GoFundMe Presents $100,000 in College Scholarships to 10 Students

Rob Solomon

GoFundMe announced on Thursday its awarded ten recipients a total of $100,000 through its first scholarship program. Each of the students was given $10,000, which will go towards college expenses. Last month, GoFundMe shared details about the scholarship program and revealed that over few years… Read More

Staples Teams Up With Katy Perry For Student Program: Fulfills $1M in Classroom Projects Through DonorsChoose

Katy Perry

On Friday, Staples announced it has teamed up with pop sensation Katy Perry to help hundreds of teachers through its new 2016 student program. The company revealed that the program, which debuted earlier this year, has already fulfilled $1 million in classroom projects through DonorsChoose…. Read More

Brief: Lendio Unveils National Scholarship to Small Business Families

Brock Blake

Lendio announced on Thursday it is launching a national scholarship program that’s dedicated to supporting small business owners and their families. According to the small business lending platform, the new scholarship will consist of two $2,500 awards, granted to winners of a video contest.  Sharing more… Read More

Brief: Duke Energy Teams up With DonorsChoose For STEM Classroom Crowdfunding Challenge


On Tuesday, Duke Energy announced it has teamed up with DonorsChoose for a new classroom crowdfunding challenge. The company is set to match up to $200,000 to help Ohio and Kentucky teachers bring STEM projects (science, technology, engineering, and math) to the classrooms. Sharing details about… Read More

GoFundMe Announces College Scholarship: Seeks to Give 10 College or Post-Graduate Students With $10,000 For Tuition


On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the launch of its new college scholarship. The new scholarship will present 10 college or post-graduate students with $10,000 that will go towards tuition costs. The funding portal revealed over few years students, teachers and parents have turned to its… Read More

General Mills Celebrates Box Top For Education’s 20th Anniversary By Launching Crowdfunding Tool “Clip Board”


Food giant, General Mills, announced on Thursday in honor of its Box Tops For Education’s 20th birthday, it will be rolling out a new crowdfunding-type tool, Clip Board, which allows the program’s volunteer coordinators to conduct online collection drives that showcase what their clips are… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Preps For Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns


Ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year, GoFundMe announced it was giving a $50 donations to education campaigns on its crowdfunding platform and announced it is offering a $10,000 grand prize the category’s initiatives. From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Skillshare Create Classes Taught By Campaign Creators


On Monday, Kickstarter announced it formed a partnership with learning community Skillshare to create a list of classes taught by creators across the crowdfunding platform’s 15 categories.  The crowdfunding platform gave a few examples of classes, which are listed below. 1. Strategic Storytelling: Building Community… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Hosts Live Stream on Basics of Investment Crowdfunding

Richard Swart

NextGen Crowdfunding is hosting another live-stream event.  Today (August 10th) at 4PM ET or 1PM PT, Dr. Richard Swart, will be hosting a 2 part series that will help educate both investors in equity crowdfunding and companies that are considering using equity crowdfunding to raise… Read More

Brief: Burlington Stores Successfully Raises Over $850,000 Through DonorsChoose Education Initiative

Charles Best

On Tuesday, Burlington Stores announced it has secured over $850,000 through its DonorsChoose education campaign, which was announced in May. This is the second time the retail store has teamed up with the crowdfunding platform to help classrooms nationwide. Last year, Burlington funded 120 school projects, filtering… Read More

Brief: Inspirus Credit Union Pitches In Nearly $40,000 to Spokane-Area Teachers During DonorsChoose Flash Funding


On Thursday, Seattle’s Inspirus Credit Union announced it has donated a total of $30,944 to Spokane-area classrooms in a surprise 100 percent “flash fund” of teachers’ school-supply requests posted on the crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. The credit union revealed that 2,943 students and 34 teachers will benefit from the… Read More

UK’s Virtual School-Gate Classlist Quickly Raises Over £400,000 on Crowdcube 

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Classlist, a UK-based virtual school-gate community, has recently launched a Crowdcube initiative with a mission to raise £550,000 for its website’s growth and development. According to the company, Classlist enables parent communities to work together on a wide range of family related activities. It also offers a private social network for… Read More

Educational Brand Audiopi Hits Seedrs to Secure £150,000 For Audio Tutorial Expansion

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Audiopi, a UK-based company that provides audio tutorials and podcasts, has recently launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £150,000 to expand its educational resource products. While revealing details about its products, the company shared: “Our tutorials are aligned to the curriculum so the students have a… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Celebrates Teacher’s Appreciation Week By Matching the First $100 of All Campaigns For Educators


In celebration of the this year’s teacher’s appreciation week, crowdfunding portal GoFundMe announced that it is matching the first $100 to any campaign that is dedicated to any educator or classrooms. The GoFundMe team revealed: “Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and here at GoFundMe we want… Read More

DonorsChoose Joins Forces With Burlington Stores For the Second Year in a Row As Part of Education Initiative

Charles Best

On Monday, crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose announced that it has teamed up with Burlington Stores for the second year in a row. The companies joined forces last year and raised $515,382 to help classrooms in need nationwide through customer donations at check out. Monies raised is now… Read More

UK’s Idler Academy Seeks £125,000 on Crowdcube to Continue Online Education Course Program Expansion

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Over the weekend, Idler Academy took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £125,000 as it prepares to expand its new online course programs. Founded by author Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler Academy is an publishing and events business that now offers on-demand education, which includes online courses in the liberal arts… Read More

AT&T Funds California Earth Science Projects on DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose Education

Last week, the AT&T announced that it has “flash funded” California earth science projects that are currently on DonorsChoose as part of AT&T Aspire’s Earth Day festivities. In total, 65 projects were fulfilled, which benefited over 11,000 6th-12th grade students with a total grant of $50,000. Ken McNeely, president… Read More

Brief: MobileCause Forms Partnership With Step Up For Students to Secure Funds For Scholarships & Wraparound Services


MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, announced on Wednesday that it has teamed up with nonprofit education organization, Step Up For Students, to launch a series of digital fundraising and communication campaigns for scholarships and wraparound services. According to MobileCause, the new partnership… Read More

Crowdcube’s #FundedClub Member Pobble Shares Future Plans


This week, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube caught up with #FundedClub member Pobble to discuss what the company has been up to since its funding success. According to Crowdcube, Pobble is on a mission to create a more literate world, by giving teachers a means to inspire… Read More