Startup Savant is a free online resource entrepreneurs that gives back to children’s education via DonorsChoose.org. Ads are distracting, annoying, and don’t benefit you as the reader. Unlike other entrepreneurship magazines, we take a more positive approach to keeping the lights on.
We’re able to build the best resource for your business and keep the lights on by introducing you to awesome tools and resources that kickstart your dream business.
And as part of our mission to make the world a little better, we donate a percentage of all our revenue to support children’s education every time you make a purchase through one of our partner resources at no additional cost to you. To date we have impacted over 36,000 students.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, they ship the materials to the school.
Primary education is critical. Not only is it the most important time in our life to grow and understand the world around us, but it’s a time where we truly grow as people (with a lot help from our incredible teachers). Our kids are our future. It’s as simple as that.
You never know what this next generation will bring to the world. The cure to cancer? The end to world hunger? Or even just couple steps closer to improving the human condition. We believe in a better tomorrow and will support it in any way we can. In fact we asked Regina Giles, a teacher whose class projects we actively support, to explain the impact DonorsChoose.org and its donors have made on her life and of her students. Here’s what she had to say:
Where I work in Alabama, teachers are allotted a small amount of money each year to make purchases. For the last 5-10 years, it has been about $300 a year. We are not provided with materials or supplies to use in the classroom, including copy paper, printer ink, construction paper, etc. Everything we have comes from this small amount of money, or out of our own pockets.Because of DonorsChoose.org and its donors, I am able to provide my students with learning games and materials to enrich and supplement their instruction. We now have materials to help my special needs students succeed (to include materials to reinforce fine and gross motor skills, stimulate vision and hearing, as well as language and cognitive development) that otherwise we would not have.In addition to the obvious academic support our students are given, they are also being given the opportunity to develop gratitude. They are aware that these materials we receive come from people who want to help us. We write thank you letters to our supporters. Even at a young age, our students are recognizing the importance of being gracious and thankful. You are making an impact on their education! You are appreciated!
None of this wouldn’t be possible without you – and we really appreciate your support. Don’t be afraid to incorporate giving into your business. When you do, your business and life will have a much greater purpose. You’ll be building a better future for yourself, your loved ones, and the world around you.
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