It’s been a busy few months for the DonorsChoose team! We’ve been meeting with district leaders, education organizations, and policy thinkers across the country to better understand how we can serve the needs of public school teachers and their districts.
From ISTE to EdVenture, here’s a rundown of where you might have seen some DonorsChoose faces — and where we’ll be coming up!
NSBA's Equity Symposium
In January, our founder Charles Best spoke to 700 school board members, superintendents, and NSBA staff at the NSBA Equity Symposium. He spoke about how school districts use platforms like DonorsChoose to support school wide initiatives and close the achievement gap, building a more equitable education system. Learn more about our work with NSBA.
CoSN Envision 2030 Conference
Keya and Sam, two members of our Advocacy and Public Partnerships team, headed up to Portland, Oregon in April for the annual COSN conference. They shared classroom technology trends we’ve uncovered through our data, and learned more about the needs — especially around compatibility — of district technology directors. Learn more about our work with CoSN.
NAESP Pre-K–8 Conference
Danielle and Kirk, also on our Advocacy and Public Partnerships team, visited Spokane, Washington for the NAESP conference in July. They led a session on “Crowdfunding Best Practices to Help Your School,” and handed out DonorsChoose gift cards to everyone who attended. Learn more about our work with NAESP.
In June, Sam took a trip down to Philadelphia to attend the ISTE conference with our Business Relations team, who manages our 22 integrated vendors. In partnership with Best Buy for Education, Amy, Director of Business Relations, led a presentation on classroom and educational technology.
NASSP Principals Conference
DonorsChoose founder Charles made another appearance in Boston at the July NASSP conference. Charles shared information about our org and the specific measures we have in place to support secondary schools principals. Learn more about our work with NASSP.
As we headed into the back-to-school season, Danielle visited Idaho to speak on the EdVenture Summit main stage, where she introduced our organization and shared the impact our community has had to date.
Over the next few months, folks from our team will be at the ASBO International Conference from 10/25–10/28 in National Harbor, Maryland on and at the Grants Professional Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on 11/7. We hope to see you there!