Classroom Crowdfunding: Back-to-School Social Media Toolkit

We receive amazing success stories from teachers who raise hundreds to thousands of dollars crowdfunding on When we asked our veteran fundraisers to share their advice for those new to crowdfunding, they all agreed that social media is the key to reaching more donors.

To help teachers who are new to, we created an easy to follow social media toolkit.

Social Media Toolkit

Tell donors what supplies you need for your classroom, that you normally purchase using your own money, with the following #OutOfMyPocket social media tools.

Step #1: Personalize your post

Message Idea: Tell your followers what your classroom needs right now, (the supplies and materials that you normally have to purchase with your own funds), and include a link to your page.

Example: I spend $200 #OutOfMyPocket each year on books alone so that my students don’t fall behind. My students read through most of the chapter books in my classroom library and we are running out of material that interests them to finish the year. You can help my students learn and succeed with a donation towards our classroom library: (add your link from

Step #2: Use one of these images to get more attention




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