CauseWired Quote Of The Day

My friend Tom Watson has written a book on "peer to peer philanthropy" called CauseWired. It’s not yet out but you can pre-order it at that link.

Tom gave me a preview of it and I am going to blog some quotes from it that relate to Donors Choose throughout the month of October as a cool way to remind readers of the Donors Choose Bloggers Challenge.

Here’s the first one:

"I thought there must be a helluva lot of people who want to improve their public schools but figure if they write a hundred-dollar check to the school system, it just goes into an institutional black hole. So why not let them choose the project, see where their money was going, and hear back from the classroom….that was the genesis." Charles Best, Founder of Donor’s Choose

And if you are so inclined and haven’t done so already, please pick a project of your own to "write a hundred dollar check" to.

NOTE: We’ve fully funded nine out of the initial eleven projects on the AVC giving page. Thanks! I’ve added five new projects we can fund and they’ll appear on the giving page shortly. Again, if there are projects you like the sound of, please alert me to them and I’ll add them to the AVC giving page.

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