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DonorsChoose District Controls

We're here to set your district up for success on DonorsChoose. Take the steps below to access controls for your district leaders and get resources to help your teachers make the most out of their classroom projects.

Model Crowdfunding Policy

This model crowdfunding policy ensures that your teachers only use platforms that align with district guidelines and meet industry standards for transparency, integrity, and student safety. It is built off of recommendations from district administrators, state auditors, and our partners at AASA and NSBA.

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Custom District Reporting

We want to ensure that you're always aware of your teachers' DonorsChoose activity. Sign up here for free, periodic reporting on all the projects posted or funded in your district, including line-item breakdowns of every item delivered to your schools.

District Technology Guidelines

Share your district's technology policy so we can help teachers request compatible items. Whenever teachers in your district request devices like computers or tablets, we will display your district's guidelines and can link to your full IT policy.

Principal Notifications

We want to keep your principals in the loop when projects are fully funded and materials are shipped to their schools. Please attach a current contact list of the principals in your district with the following information: School Name, Principal Name, and Email Address.

Working with Your Teachers

Collaborating with teachers on their DonorsChoose projects not only helps them feel supported, but also gives you the chance to encourage teachers to create projects in line with your district priorities. These resources will help you do just that.

AASA Crowdfunding Best Practices

Crowdfunding best practices (from the AASA)

Read recommendations from the AASA for using crowdfunding in your district

District leaders toolkit

Find case studies, communications templates, and more to help your teachers get the most out of DonorsChoose.

Teacher training deck

Help your teachers get started and learn how to create A+ projects

Match offers

We work with corporations and foundations across America looking to support public school districts like yours, giving more that $60 million annually. See who's matching citizen donations to projects in your area

Atlanta Public Schools Case Study

Learn how the Atlanta Public Schools superintendent uses DonorsChoose to empower her teachers and work towards district priorities

Visit our district leaders page for even more on supporting your teachers through DonorsChoose

Questions? We'd love to chat!

Email us at districts@donorschoose.org.