Celebrating the most innovative teachers on February 28!

Fast Company just named DonorsChoose.org one of 2019’s Most Innovative Companies — so we’re celebrating the world’s most innovative teachers!

Thanking your donors

There are several points during the life of your project when you have chances thank the donors who have lent their support!

  • If your project has been partially funded and you’d like to leave a thank-you note, you'll see a blue "Thank this donor" button below every donation to your project. Thank-you comments are optional, but highly encouraged!
  • When your project has been fully funded, you will receive an email asking you to confirm the funding for your project. You'll need to write a short message to your donors as part of this process to share your thanks and let them know the project is moving forward. (Remember: funding confirmation, including this confirmation note, is a required part of the DonorsChoose.org process, but it’s separate from your thank-you package!)
  • After your materials have arrived or your project has been implemented, you will need to complete a three-part thank-you package. This will include 6 project photos of your students using the materials, an impact letter describing the impact the project has had on your classroom and student thank-you’s for donors who have given $50 or more (and said they wished to hear from your students). Every project requires a thank-you package.

Thanking your donors is important! When a donor receives a thank-you, they’re more likely to come back and give again. They might even fund another one of your projects!