CauseWired Quote Of The Day

It really was Oprah who catalyzed all sorts of expansion opportunities," says Best, who remembers that his site reacted by crashing from the massive influx of new traffic.
Charles Best, founder of Donors Choose, quoted in CauseWired

Like most businesses, Donors Choose got some lucky breaks along the way. One of the biggest was when Oprah Winfrey did a nationally televised segment on Donors Choose in June of 2003. Naturally, the Donors Choose servers crashed under the load Oprah generated. It always seems to work that way with startups.

But now, five years later Donors Choose has built a very robust platform that has scaled along with its business. Go give it a test drive and please make a donation on the AVC giving page.