Two Breakfast Briefings remain, which will focus on the non-profit and sports business worlds. At the end of the month, Charles Best, the founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org will visit the series to talk about his non-profit that uses the power of the internet to connect caring teachers in needy public schools with individual donors. The site gives teachers a place to find funding for projects that are not supported by the school system. It's simple, direct and accountable. They call it "citizen philanthropy".
To give you an idea of the kind of innovation you'll have access to when Charles Best is in the hot seat later this month, take a look at the non-profit's recent Hacking Education campaign. In an effort to improve education and focus school budgets on what classrooms really need, DonorsChoose.org invited developers to get creative. DonorsChoose.org offered up their data of projects, donors, and teachers from over ten years in operation to technology experts eager to build new software. You can see the full list of finalists here, whose participation and continued creativity bring attention to improving education with new technologies.
|Stephen Colbert with Hacking Education Big Winner Michael Nutt|