New School Year Resolutions: 5 Self-Care Tips

The end of summer brings many New School Year Resolutions. As teachers, we give so much of ourselves to our students. But let’s be honest, teacher burnout is real. I’d like to share my top five self-care tips for enhancing your school year. 1. Disconnect Daily At the beginning of each school year, have a […]

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Classroom Crowdfunding: #ArmMeWith Social Media Toolkit

We receive amazing success stories from teachers who raise hundreds to thousands of dollars crowdfunding on AdoptAClassroom.org. When we asked our veteran fundraisers to share their advice for those new to crowdfunding, many of them gave the same answer: Utilize social media. Join the movement! Teachers have proven to be social media trendsetters, starting recent […]

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How To Succeed In Grant Applications Without Really Stressing

As an AdoptAClassroom.org teacher, you’re a funding machine. You know how to ask for the funds you need from parents, teachers, and neighbors. You got this. But did you know AdoptAClassroom.org also has grant programs? Each school year, we have a rotation of application rounds for our various funds, including Arts, STEM, Highest Need, and […]

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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 Teacher Social Media Fundraising

Between memes, pet photos, and political arguments, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 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 teacher’s social media. Engaging your social network and sharing media with them is the quickest way to […]

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#PackYourBag: Teacher Crowdfunding for Back to School

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. […]

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#PackYourBag: Building a Narrative for Classroom Crowdfunding

Classroom 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 […]

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#PackYourBag: Before Asking for Classroom Donations, Make a List

No two classrooms are the same, and nobody knows your classroom better than you. So before you even start asking for classroom 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 […]

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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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