|Math game organizer... Yippee!!!|
In five years, I've had 38 projects funded, almost entirely by strangers. We've received awesome donations, like whisper phones, BOOKS, a field trip to see a Mo Willems play, netbooks... Great essentials and fun things I could never afford to buy myself.
Here are some tips for getting funded:
1. Keep your requests small. DonorsChoose recommends less than $400... But really, I think less than $200 is best (ALL of my requests under $200 have been funded). So if you can request items in smaller sets, do so.
2. Time your requests with corporate partnerships. Sonic is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars this month, so it's the perfect time to post a project.
3. Write really awesome thank you notes. Bind student thank yous, or create a neat presentation for them. Many donors will come back to help you with future projects.
4. PR! Use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to share your project with family and friends.
If you've used DonorsChoose, what have you requested? Do you have any funding tips to add?