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Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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It doesn't matter if you're using DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or something else entirely, tell us about your crowdfunding projects. Please include your link(s) as well, since we'd like to promote this list far and wide!

For tips on how to get the most out of your fundraising campaign, check out our guide to Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding:


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Mauricio Camacho's picture
Mauricio Camacho
High school teacher @ Green School Bali

Hello everybody,

I work at a pretty cool school called Green School. We're located in the middle of the Balinese jungle and we study inside bamboo made buildings. We're an international school but we have a scholarship program that provides Indonesian students the opportunity to study here.

Trying to give continuity to this program, our students decided to figure out a way to help these scholars for when they graduate from here. Whether they decide to start a business or go to university, we want to help. In order to do this, we created a crowdfund campaign on IndieGogo. But, instead of implementing a traditional method of raising money for charity, we turned it into a whole enterprise project. Taking advantage of the reward system of crowdfunding, the students created a wide range of products that showcase their skills. So, even if they weren't a recipient of the fund, they would still benefit from the exposure of the campaign. We treated it as a business, we hired children and even gave them a salary. It works as our little enterprise. Our goal is to raise a million dollars. We will later turn that into an endowment fund that can produce an available grant that will help the Indonesian students for years to come.
It's a pretty creative and original campaign. Well, at least I think so. I'm sure it will at least make you laugh.

For me, this was a very innovate way to prepare our students for relevant and real world success. I hope you can agree. So, please check it out! I'm confident you will like it! If you do, please consider contributing. But, more importantly, you would help us out a bunch if you shared us with all your network. We really need to get this going.

Here is the link to the campaign:

Thank you so much!

Jessica Chance's picture
Jessica Chance
Director at Stories Without Borders, Owner of Chance Multimedia

Funding the Seeding School Documentary Series will give EVERY school free teaching tools to grow healthy students and create integrated school gardens. Please share and pledge here:goo.gl/RM0EmL We only have nine days to go!

Then enjoy a shout-out from garden Leader Andy, and the School Garden Club! https://vimeo.com/97266106

Brian Bibi's picture
Brian Bibi
Playful learning is at the core of enhancing education!

Hi everyone,

My Explore Books USA Kickstarter campaign launched yesterday and I'm excited to get the word out! Explore Books is an activity book series taking a fun approach to teaching History, Geography, Social Studies, Language and Art by placing them into a 'travel' theme.

I'd like to expand the series to celebrate America's rich history on the East Coast!


Please pass the good word on & join us on Facebook & Twitter!


Thanks and hope to see you on the trip!

Denise Price's picture
Denise Price
Creator of The Freedom Trail Pop Up Book - www.thepopupbook.com

There are only 6 days left to support The Freedom Trail Pop-Up book through Kickstarter! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deniseprice/the-freedom-trail-pop-u...) an artistic and historical new book perfect for teaching about Boston's role in the American Revolution. It's an excellent fit in 3rd grade classrooms for the Revolutionary War curriculum and is a great tool and souvenir for kids (and adults) of any age. It features 16 historically and architecturally accurate pop-ups of the various Freedom Trail sites as well as original text and illustrations.

Please visit our Kickstarter campaign page to learn more, pledge, and share our project before our campaign end date on Monday June 30, 2014 -

maxwelta's picture

Hello everyone!

I am trying to get funding for my new project. It is a video documentary on tripping in the outdoors and getting more people interested in it. I will be furthermore going into classes and other youth groups to show these videos to also get the youth involved as well.

My theory is this: If you get people going into the outdoors then more people will have an appreciation for it. Therefore, more people will start to take part in other forms of helping the environment and continue to pass this idea onto future generations.

Please help and donate as well as share if you can. Thank you for your time! I have some awesome perks too if you look into them :)


Mrs. Smith's picture

I currently have 4 projects on Donors Choose. One is for bardic classroom supplies, one is for iPad keyboards to better use our iPads, one is for Wonblr chairs do all my students can wiggle while they work, and the last is for volleyballs for my volleyball team. Please visit www.donorschoose.org/mrssmith121

Saren's picture

My son and I have been studying Japanese for a couple of years together. He is now in the 1st grade and just beginning to learn kanji. We've been brainstorming a new way to set up his flash cards and use games to extend the time we spend memorizing characters.

We recently collected our ideas into a project we call Kanjilicious. It's going to be a mobile app that is part flash card system and part casual game played with friends. We think it will really help students of all ages.

Our project is up on Kickstarter, so we have a video about it here: http://bit.ly/kanjikick

I wonder if you wouldn't mind taking a look? We'd love to know what you think? If you like it, we hope you wouldn't mind passing it along to your colleagues and students.

We appreciate the help. Please enjoy your summer vacation!

yorosikuoYuan isimasu.


Saren and Genji Sakurai

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