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How to create a project: a guide

Begin creating your project here.

Getting Around

The navigation bar at the top lets you jump between the five main steps of creating a project.


HI: Pick your project type

WHO: Describe your students

WHAT: Shop for your materials, create a trip, or create a visitor project

WHY: Describe your resources and title your project

REVIEW: Make any final edits before submitting your project

You can go through these steps in order, or skip around – just click the step you want to work on next. You’ll see a green checkmark below each completed step.

HI: Pick your project type

On this step, you’ll select the type of project you’re going to create.

  • Standard: The most common type of project! Request materials, a class trip, or a visitor for your students.
  • Professional Development: Request resources, a trip, or visitor to develop your teaching craft.

Have a campaign code to qualify for a campaign or match offer? Apply it on this step by clicking the “Apply a campaign code” link.  

WHO: Describe your students

Introduce your classroom by explaining what makes your students special. On this step, you’ll also choose the grade level and number of students that will benefit from your project. Here are some tips on how to describe your students.

WHAT: Select your resources and summarize them for your donors

If you're requesting a class trip or visitor, you can select that option and upload payment documents for the experience.

If you’re requesting materials, explore our vendors by clicking on their icon. When you’re done shopping, checkout on the vendor’s site, and those items will transfer back to your classroom project.

Then, write a quick summary of those items for your donors. 

WHY: Explain how this project will change your classroom

Create a title that sums up your project, then tell your donors how your project will make a difference in your classroom and exactly how the resources will be used.

At the bottom, pick up to two subject areas that’ll help donors identify your project. 

REVIEW: Make any final edits before submitting your project

On this last step, you can see how your project will appear on the site after it’s approved. Scrolling down to the bottom of the page will show a list of any specific changes that need last minute attention before you submit.

Once you’re all set, submit your project and let our screening team have a look!

While your project is being reviewed, you can get a head start on funding by sharing your special Friends and family Pre-funding link with your network. They can make donations toward your classroom immediately, and our system will automatically apply those donations as soon as your project is approved and live on the public site.