How to Fundraise During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

There’s just something about the holiday season that makes people more generous. People across the country are opening up their wallets and finding causes to support – Giving Tuesday is a great way to bring some holiday cheer into your classroom! Double your Donations on #GivingTuesday We’ve been hard at work getting ready to support […]

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#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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We’re Launching the Next 20 Years of Classroom Crowdfunding

In 1998, we had a simple and innovative idea: give classrooms a way to fundraise for the school supplies they need. From the beginning we relied on new technology to further our mission, making us one of the first crowdfunding sites ever. The upcoming 2017-2018 school year will mark 20 years of AdoptAClassroom.org. A lot […]

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#PackYourBag: Make Employee Giving Work for You

What is the easiest and most powerful way to get more classroom donations? It’s not printing flyers or posting to Facebook. It’s tapping into the power of employee giving. With employee giving, donations come to you every few weeks automatically, making it one of the most consistent ways to get funding. Reaching Out The organizations […]

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#PackYourBag: Enlisting Community Partners

It Takes a Village to Adopt a Classroom Classroom fundraising doesn’t have to be a one-person job, and getting the larger community involved is a great way to make a big difference! While reaching out to your family and friends is a smart first step, today we’ll explore how best to enlist help from broader […]

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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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