Mental Health in the Classroom: Resources for Elementary Teachers

Millions of our nation’s students are dealing with mental health related problems, according to NPR Ed. When students need help, teachers are often the first responders. So, we talked to Melody Stiles, a third-grade teacher certified in special education, to learn some things teachers can do right now to support the mental health needs of […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Take Photos of Your Students and Protect Their Privacy

We often ask teachers who receive donations on our site to send in photos of their classrooms and students as a way to thank their generous corporate sponsors and donors. Photos connect your supporters  directly to your classroom. When they see the positive impact they had on your students, they’re motivated to give again! We […]

#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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

New 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 […]

#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 […]

Want 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 […]