Sponsor a Classroom: DonorsChoose.org

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My friends at DonorsChoose.org have a great program set up if you’re interested in donating money directly to teachers and students who don’t have the funding for special projects.

The easy to navigate website features projects posted by teachers. The projects are easily sortable by location, project type, subject, age group, and a number of other convenient factors. The project description includes a goal funding amount, similar to a Kickstarter. And donors can contribute directly to any project, funding all or part of the goal amount.

Here’s the best part, you can send a message directly to the students and classrooms that will benefit. You can let them know why you chose to donate to their project and wish them luck. And after they complete the project, you’ll get handwritten thank you notes from the students. It’s a great way to improve the lives of these students directly.

I am both a donor and volunteer for DonorsChoose.org. And if you’re looking for a non-profit in the education space to support, I highly recommend checking them out!


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Great New Web Sharing Tool: MyBoredBox

I rarely reference new tools or gadgets. I don’t accept most pitches that I get from entrepreneurs or marketing agencies to review software or technology platforms. There are other blogs, much larger than mine, that are dedicated to that kind of reporting.

But I recently came across a new tool that a friend showed me, and I’ve been using it non-stop ever since. So I figured I’d take the time to give it some credit, since I do like to share useful tools that I use in my day to day life with readers.

The tool – MyBoredBox

What is it – It’s a simple sharing tool that allows you to bookmark any URL (web page, video, etc.) and share it with friends.

How it works – Visit the site, create an account, and copy their bookmarklet into your browser. When you stumble across a story or video that you like, you can click the bookmark tool, and enter in the email addresses of friends or co-workers you think will like it. It’s a personalized form of bookmarking or sharing, with a strong website component that allows you to leave comments, forward links, and keep a list of favorite links.

Thumbs up in my book!

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Fundamentals of Email Marketing (E-book)

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