Donors Choose - We Did It Again

For the second year in a row, this blog community won the tech category of the Donors Choose Blogger Challenge. I want to thank everyone who participated, there were 80 of you in all.  Here’s the comparison to last year:


So we did not quite achieve my goal of beating last year, except in students reached. I realize that we are in a difficult economic environment and I am sure that had an impact.

But speaking of impact, we should all be proud of what this community has done in the month of October. We have impacted the lives of 4,545 kids, most of them in the neediest schools. We have bought projectors, calculators, printers, cameras, books, trumpets, and many other important learning tools for them. Some of those kids will take a lesson taught with these tools and go somewhere with it. After all, education is the greatest gift you can give a child. And we’ve done that in spades. Thanks.

#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. brooksjordan

    The number of donors is as impressive as the amount given, particularly when compared to the other blogs. You said in another post you thought that was because this blog has a real community, and I think you’re right.

  2. Scott

    Nice work!@brooksjordan I agree. I’m trying to take notes from him, as should every VC :o)- Scott from

  3. vincentvw

    Not only that, I think people with more money hang out here / know AVC (pun intended).

  4. Brett Tilford

    Great job folks!

  5. Joe Lazarus

    Awesome! The money is going to a terrific cause. Nice job organizing this, Fred.

  6. Socialbees

    Great work! This is such an amazing cause and I’m thrilled to see what you’ve done to help them! My company, Socialbees is offering to donate our consulting services to them next month help them improve their Facebook presence and attract more donors there…

    1. fredwilson

      That’s a great idea!

      1. Socialbees

        Thanks, Fred! We’re actually donating Facebook consulting to a good cause every month, so if you have any other causes you like to suggest, I’m always looking… last month I gave a page & training to while I was participating in their 29-Day Giving Challenge – it was so much fun!

  7. howardlindzon

    superb. well done