Tagged: education

DonorsChoose Expands Classroom Funding Platform & Announces Warby Parker Partnership

DonorsChoose announced on Thursday it has expanded its classroom funding platform to support Student Life Essentials projects, which will now include warm, clean clothing; personal hygiene items like deodorant and toothpaste; and food, with the goal of removing barriers to help students focus and succeed… Read More

BJ’s Wholesale Club Awards Charleston, Summerville, & Area Towns With $100,000 Through DonorsChoose

On Thursday, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it awarded $100,000 to all classroom projects listed by teachers from Charleston, Summerville, and neighboring communities through DonorsChoose. The funds were from the wholesale company’s foundation and reportedly fulfilled 141 projects and benefited 846 students in 65 local schools. Projects… Read More

Tutora Set to Return to Crowdcube Less Than One Year After Raising £150,000

Less than one year after securing £150,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, tutor marketplace Tutora announced plans to launch its second initiative through the funding portal. Tutora, which was launched in mid-2015, stated it aims to help parents find and book private tutors online…. Read More

School Notices Secures Nearly £825,000 During the Final Hours on Crowdcube

With less than 24 hours until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, fundraising platform School Notices has successfully secured nearly £825,000 in funding thanks to 186 investors. The portal launched its initiative last month and was originally seeking £700,000. School Notices was founded in 2014 by… Read More

Overfunding: Fundraising Platform School Notices Hurdles Over £700,000 Crowdcube Funding Target

School Notices, a UK-based parent to parent noticeboard and school fundraising platform, has successfully secured its initial £700,000 Crowdcube campaign target from nearly 150 investors.  As previously reported, the digital fundraising and membership platform was founded in 2014 by co-founders Clare Reid and Gordon Dawson. It was created… Read More

WordDive Closes Invesdor Campaign After Securing €1.2 Max Funding Target

Less than a month after launching its Invesdor campaign, WordDive has successfully closed the initiative after securing €1,274,100 from 658 investors. The AI-based mobile and online application for learning languages efficiently was launched in 2010 and stated that it combines the best of Finnish education know-how and game industry. WordDive… Read More

Andhra Pradesh Appoints KNOLSKAPE as Fintech Education Knowledge Partner

KNOLSKAPE, a modern workplace experimental learning company, announced on Wednesday it was selected as the knowledge partner of the new fintech education program of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), a state in India. The company stated it would forming partnerships with universities in the state, along with… Read More

Update: WordDive Extends Max Funding Target From €800,000 to €1.2 Million Days After Invesdor Campaign Launch

WordDive, an AI-based mobile and online application for learning languages efficiently, has reportedly decided to extend its max funding target on Invesdor from €800,000 to €1.2 million. The company recently launched its equity crowdfunding initiative and quickly secured its minimum  €250,000 in two days and is now nearing €950,000 from… Read More

University of Strathclyde Announces Masters in Fintech Program

The University of Strathclyde, a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, announced on Wednesday it is set to launch its Masters in Financial Technology (Fintech) as a way to support the digital transformation of Scotland’s financial sector. The University stated that the MSc in Financial Technology would… Read More

Nucleus Commercial Finance Focuses on £1 Billion Education Sector

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, is now offering a range of specialist products for the education sector. The education finance portfolio has been designed by Nucleus to allow education providers the ability to receive advances and secure a line of credit against their… Read More

Kia Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch Annual “Holidays on Us” Celebration to Support High-Need Schools’ Projects

Kia Motors America and DonorsChoose announced on Sunday they are launching the annual “Holidays on Us” celebration to bring resources to schools in need this holiday season. The companies reported previous campaigns under the event raised more than $7.5 million and benefited more than 1.5 million… Read More

PALMco Energy Set to Match Donations For All Connecticut Schools’ Environment Science Education Projects on DonorsChoose

PALMco, a family-owned and operated energy supply company, announced on Tuesday it is set to match donations to all environmental science education projects in Connecticut schools in partnership with crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. This partnership’s “Double Your Impact” initiative, is notably the fourth initiative between PALMco and… Read More

Brief: DonorsChoose Announces $500,000 #GivingTuesday GIVEaway

On Monday, education crowdfunding nonprofit DonorsChoose announced it is launching a new philanthropic giveaway on November 29 for the 2016#GivingTuesday. According to DonorsChoose, The #GivingTuesday GIVEaway will give 100 donors and teachers a chance to support additional classroom projects on its website, thanks to a $500,000 grant… Read More

Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now

If crowdfunding as a means to improve access to capital for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives turns out only to be an ideology, it will be the result of a lack of effective education. By my definition, crowdfunding is human beings connected and empowered… Read More

Credible Expands Student Loan Marketplace & Announces Partnership With Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority

Student loan marketplace Credible announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).  The organization will now be offering student loan refinancing to borrowers nationwide through Credible’s multi-lender platform. Credible will reportedly allow borrowers to request personalized rates from MEFA and other partner… Read More

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

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

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

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