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DonorsChoose Unveils Recovery Fund to Help Texas & Louisiana Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Affected by Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform for classrooms DonorsChoose announced the launch of its Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, which is aiming to help Texas and Louisiana teachers that are affected by the devastating storm. According to DonorsChoose, donations from the recovery fund will be used to help… Read More

GoFundMe Reveals: Crowdfunding Community Raises Over $375,000 to Erase School Lunch Debt

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its community has raised more than $375,000 to eliminate school lunch debt. According to the funding portal, its users have started these campaigns to pay off the accounts of children whose families couldn’t afford them. It was noted… Read More

BJ’s Wholesale Club Donates $100,000 to Maine Classrooms Through DonorsChoose

On Wednesday, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it funded all classroom projects listed by teachers in Maine through crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.The $100,000 donation was from BJ’s Charitable Foundation and it fulfilled 165 classroom projects, benefiting 7,758 students in schools across the entire state. BJ’s stated that its donation supports a variety of projects across the entire… Read More

Clorox Company Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch Back-to-School Match Offer

On Tuesday, cleaning giant Clorox announced in an effort to help teachers get the classroom supplies they need for the upcoming school year, it is set to offer a $150,000 “double your impact” match offer through its partnership with DonorsChoose. This is the second year The… Read More

Lady Gaga Partners With Staples to Support Education & Positive Classroom Experience; Set to Donate $1 Million To DonorsChoose

Staples, Inc. announced on Thursday it is teaming up with mega singer Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students Program. According to the office supply retailer, the new partnership will build on its long-standing commitment to support… Read More

GiveCampus CEO Kestrel Linder on Crowdfunding to Advance the Quality, Affordability & Accessibility of Education

Crowdfund Insider had a chance to chat with GiveCampus CEO Kestrel Linder about the company’s crowdfunding (aka “social fundraising”) platform for educational institutions, its successes in 2016, and its plans for 2017. Linder explained that his career started in international relations, but has taken an… 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

Fundraising Platform School Notices Quickly Raises Over £620,000 on Crowdcube

School Notices, a UK-based parent to parent noticeboard and school fundraising platform, has recently launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding Crowdcube. The website is looking to raise £700,000 and so far has already raised more than £620,000 from over 50 investors. The digital fundraising and membership… 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

Overfunding: ClassList Surpasses £550,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

On Friday, virtual school-gate community, Classlist, announced that it has successfully secured its initial funding goal of £550,000 through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, As previously reported, Classlist enables parent communities to work together on a wide range of family related activities. It also offers a private social network for each school… 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 

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

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

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

San Jose’s Overfelt High School Dubbed Winner of GoFundMe’s National Chromebooks for Classrooms Challenge

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Thursday that it has named San Jose’s Overfelt High School as winner of its National Chromebooks for Classroom Challenge. Earlier this month, GoFundMe, and its partner and national distributor of school supplies, School Speciality, created a new education-specific portal as… Read More

BJ’s Charitable Foundation & DonorsChoose Launch Flash Funding Initiative For Twenty Classrooms of Florida’s Lee County Schools

This month, crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose, joined forces with nonprofit organization BJ’s Charitable Foundation to create a “flash fund” for Florida’s Lee County schools. Jessica Newman, executive director of BJ’s Foundation, stated: “Many classrooms across the country face shortages in funding, which is why helping students… Read More

Kia Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch “Flash Fund” Classroom Projects In High-Need Schools

This Holiday Season, Kia Motors America (KMA) and crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose will host a series of teacher appreciation events and hands-on project funding workshops to empower teachers in some of the country’s highest-need schools. Building on the success of previous campaigns that have raised over $7… Read More

Kickstarter Forms New Partnership With The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Seeking to help the next generation of entrepreneurs, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The crowdfunding platform declared in a recent blog post: “People are getting more and more into making things. From the White House to the… Read More

Non-Profits Wishbone & Uncommon Schools Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Send More Than 100 Low-Income, High School Students to Top Summer Programs

Wishbone, a non-profit that gives students the chance to pursue their passions through online crowdfunding and program coordination, and Uncommon Schools, a network of 42 public charter schools, are teaming up to raise $90,000 to send 104 low-income, high school students to a summer program of their… Read More

Teachers Reveal Why They Are Turning To Crowdfunding For This Year’s School Supplies (Video)

Each year before the new school starts, teachers everywhere make final preparations by adding items they believe are perfect for their students on their “to do” list. Unfortunately, while some administrations may only allow certain amounts to each teacher, others might not have the same… Read More

Crowds4Change Launches New Campaign to Support Education Funding Initiatives

Crowds4Change, a crowdfunding platform for education and community initiatives supporting youth, has announced the launch of its Change Counts campaign to encourage schools and organizations serving youth to take the first step in sparking change to meet their educational objectives. Change Counts, through Crowds4Change, provides… Read More

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