At Startup Savant, it’s our mission to inspire and serve you as an entrepreneur to help build your dream business. We do this by writing ridiculously helpful tips and tricks for immediate application in your business.
We’ve also made it part of our promise to give back and make a difference in the world (as a for-profit online magazine). So the second part of our mission is to donate 15% of all revenue to classrooms in need through DonorsChoose.org every time you make a purchase through one of our partner links like LivePlan, Rocket Lawyer, BizFilings, and BlueHost.
I’m really pleased to announce that Startup Savant has officially made its first round of donations to support children’s education!
We were able to directly impact 7 classrooms and 208 students total.
And this is just the beginning. Below are each of the classrooms we were able to help and where the money went.
(Update: As of 1 January 2015, we have impacted 1,076 students and 17 classrooms!)
Like I said, this will be the first of many rounds of donations. And the entire team at Startup Savant would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. This wouldn’t be possible without you.
To track our giving progress, please feel free follow our donor account for live updates on every classroom we get to support.
If you’d like to give back too, check out all the projects that need help on Donors Choose. Find one that really speaks to you and feel great about making a difference.
To check out other non-profits that could really use your support, I’ve listed a few of my favorites!
SEE – SEE (Scholarships Expanding Education) was created by my friend Cabell Maddux to help anyone start a scholarship in honor of a loved one – no large fortune required. You can also give to scholarships that have already been set up and help send a student to college.
Check out their website at giveandsee.org
Charity: Water – Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean drinking water to people in developing nations. As they say in their mission statement, “We’re not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. For about $30 a person, we know how to help millions.”
Check out their website at charitywater.org
Pencils of Promise – Pencils of Promise is a for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships. 100% of online donations go to Pencils of Promise programs.
Check out their website at pencilsofpromise.org
So my question is, how can you use entrepreneurship to make a difference?