#PackYourBag: Let’s Talk About Social Media

Between memes, pet photos, and political arguments, Facebook and Twitter might seem like the last places to go to raise money for your classroom. But research shows that donors are increasingly inspired to give by posts on social media. Engaging your social network and sharing media with them is the quickest way to get your […]

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#PackYourBag: Back to School Edition

It’s August, and here at AdoptAClassroom.org that means one thing – Back to School season! Back to School isn’t just for parents and students, teachers everywhere are making lists of their own. From furniture and books to craft supplies and dry erase markers, getting a classroom ready for the school year is a big job. It’s […]

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#PackYourBag: Building a Narrative

Crowdfunding is one of the most powerful fundraising tools out there. Anyone with an internet connection can make a pitch to the whole world. Everyone who reads your story or visits your page could be your next classroom donor. There are a lot of people and nonprofits asking for support online, so let’s help your […]

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#PackYourBag: Make a List, Check it Twice

No two classrooms are the same, and nobody knows your classroom better than you. So before you even start asking for donations, it’s a good idea to make a list of everything your classroom needs. Your list will be unique and you’ll use it to tell a story about the students you teach. Some teachers […]

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The Teachers’ Lounge: What would your dream classroom look like?

What would your dream classroom look like? It’s the holiday season, and most people are dreaming of cookies, cozy blankets, and new toys. But for the 91% of teachers who purchase classroom supplies for students whose families can’t afford them, those dreams look a little different. Teachers are dreaming of tissues, pencils, and dry-erase markers […]

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#PackYourBag: A Guide to Crowdfunding Your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. Then what happened when you started your first teaching job? You found that in order to have access to the tools you need, fundraising absolutely became part of the job. The good news is that you aren’t alone. Teachers spend an average of $600 each year on their […]

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#PackYourBag: The 3 Most Important Rules for Thanking Your Donors

This is the sixth chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom. To read the first chapter, click here.  We all know that saying “thank you” is the right thing to do. But do you know that it could also increase the chances […]

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#PackYourBag: The Best Days to Fundraise for Your Classroom

In the first four chapters of our #PackYourBag series, we covered the basics of how to raise money for your classroom.  Now, it’s time for you to add your own creativity to the mix. The fifth chapter of the series is like a Pinterest Board of crazy, silly ideas that could make a big impact for […]

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#PackYourBag: 4 Ideas for Sharing Your Story on Social Media

This is the fourth chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom.  In the fourth chapter of our #PackYourBag series, we’re using Art Supplies to talk about getting creative with Social Media. Check out our Fundraising Guide for Teachers for more. In the […]

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