headerWe’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 […]

Blog-PackYourBag#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 […]

Star thingNew Feature Helps Active Teachers Shine

Have you noticed the new stars on AdoptAClassroom.org profile pages? We’ve added stars to the profiles of teachers who have logged-in during the current school year. Why? For donors: now you can tell which teachers are actively working to raise funds, ensuring your donations are going to classrooms that need it most. For teachers: many of you […]

Blog-PackYourBag#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 […]

FullSizeRenderWant to wow your donors? Try thank you cards!

We all get a lot of email. In an ever-increasingly electronic world, hand-written thank you cards, notes or photos stand out to donors. Taking a moment for your class to appreciate the generosity of others and to express that gratitude is also a great lesson for students. We’ve collected helpful tips and ideas on how to make your classroom’s […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: Organizing Champions for Your Classroom

So we’ve shown you how to set your goals and craft your story…and maybe now you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. You already have more than a full time job…you’re a teacher. It’s time to look for a little help with this fundraising thing. Let us introduce you to the Classroom Champion. A champion is someone […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: Crafting Your Story

This is the second 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.  There are 27 million pieces of content shared online each day. So when it comes to getting your classroom funded, standing out is important. […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: How to Set Realistic and Exciting Goals to Fund your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. But you also didn’t become a teacher to spend $500, or even $1000 on school supplies each year. At AdoptAClassroom.org, fundraising is one of our favorite subjects. So we had an idea. We’ll teach you what we’ve learned so you can get back to teaching the next generation. We’ve put […]

teacher-dashboardCheck Out the Great New Look of the AAC Teacher Dashboard

We are always doing what we can to improve your experience with AdoptAClassroom.org. Like most nonprofit organizations, our website is a great help and a great challenge. To improve the experience for our teacher users, we are so excited to launch our updated Teacher Dashboard! A special thank you to all the AdoptAClassroom.org teachers who […]