DonorsChoose.org Tips and Tricks
Now that I've showed you how easy it is to write a Donors Choose project for ETA hand2mind resources, I want to share some simple tips and tricks to getting your project FULLY funded! I know I'm not the only teacher who has a list of resources a mile long I need for my students. It is easy to look at a catalog or website full of math manpulatives and think -- MY STUDENTS NEED IT ALL!! Been there, done that! BUT, one of my top tips to getting your Donors Choose project fully funded is to keep the project cost low. I try to keep all my projects under $400. Most of my projects for supplies and books are between $200-$300 each. A donor is much more likely to donate or fully fund a project if the total cost is a reasonable amount. How do I keep the costs low? I break my projects up! For example, my class has 15 iPads and every single one is from a fully funded Donors Choose project. I have acquired that many iPads for my students by writing mutiple projects.