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HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Charles Best, Founder And CEO Of DonorsChoose.org

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person' -- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political c...

Consumer Reports Predicts Holiday Charity Boost (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Amid grim reports about the significant decrease in charitable giving, ABC's Good Morning America highlights a Consumer Reports study that reveals t...

Connecting With Classrooms Through DonorsChoose.org

Charles Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles Best

At DonorsChoose.org we want to help people take that first step toward engagement in public education. And we know that donating to a classroom on DonorsChoose.org is just the beginning.

Nine Web Platforms Helping You Change the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Whether you want to start a movement, do something to give back or just share your story -- here are some great platforms that are enabling different ways for people to participate and make a difference.

DonorsChoose.Org: Education Charity Celebrates 10 Years In HuffPost Exclusive (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Born from an idea hatched in his high school teachers' lounge, Charles Best's DonorsChoose.org has now raised over $58 million to fund tens of thousa...

Reddit Users, Colbert Fans Donate Almost $200,000 For DonorsChoose School Projects

NBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of an ongoing effort to convince Stephen Colbert to host a faux political rally at our nation's capital, members of the community-based news s...

California Teachers Receive Over $1.3 Million Thanks To DonorsChoose.org

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

California teachers experienced perhaps the best first day of school this year after receiving a check in the mail for more than $1.3 million, plus an...

One small success for schoolkids via DonorsChoose.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the deal with DonorsChoose.org is that any of us can help out kids and teachers via small donations. That's a really big deal for a lot of low-...

Another result from DonorsChoose.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

The deal at DonorsChoose.org is that a teacher lists a classroom project, and people fund it a little at a time, or more. Lots of accountability is ...

Another small success with DonorsChoose.org

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, check out A B C D .... We Need Books To Read! This serves an underfunded school in South Carolina, the deal being that several people funded t...

KIPP Houston High School: U.S. News And World Report's Gold Medal List As 16th In The Nation

Melanie Duppins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Duppins

U.S. News and World Report announced the 100 Gold Medal high schools in the United States. KIPP Houston High School, a college-preparatory school in Houston, Texas, ranked 16th on this list.

Giving to Donors Choose: Promoting Literacy and Success

Livia McRee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Livia McRee

I believe literacy is the most basic skill that empowers a person to succeed, and so the projects on my Donors Choose Giving page all have to do with promoting literacy in high-poverty classrooms.

Children Need School Supplies: Make Your Impact

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In her blog post about Donors Choose, Livia McRee talks about why she created a Giving Page featuring programs promoting literacy in high-poverty clas...

Colbert, Donorschoose.org, and Supporting Troops' Families

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, you might recall Stephen Colbert's challenge, regarding the use of DonorsChoose.org to support classrooms and teachers who teach the kids of tro...

This Week in the Classroom: The Judicial System

Alan McGee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan McGee

Whether to support the fundamental understanding the judicial system, or to inspire a career in politics or law, each DonorsChoose.org project reflects one teacher's hope for the future of their students.

Stephen Colbert Loves Birthdays and Classrooms

Charles Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Best

Stephen Colbert generously donated his birthday (May 13th!) to DonorsChoose.org and created a video about it.

Buy Me A Drink? I'll Take A Charitini

Rachel Sklar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Sklar

Tonight, I've planned a birthday party with a twist: Instead of plying me with drinks 'til I'm wobbly, I've invited friends and colleagues to donate the equivalent sum to some of my favorite charities.