Spotlight: DonorsChoose

August’s New York Monthly Meeting’s Spotlight featured Charles Best ’98, Founder & CEO of, a nonprofit crowdfunding platform where public school teachers create classroom project requests, and donors support the projects that inspire them.

Charles shared the origin story of, the work before them to forge stronger relationships with school districts, and the possibilities of their open data to help improve the education system.  Anyone can engage with that data at



DonorsChoose Website

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