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  • DonorsChoose.org

    Great post! Thanks so much for spreading the word about our organization.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    Awesome. Charles is a super impressive and wonderful human. It's also interesting that I think he was one of the very first (if not the first) mover in the crowd-funding space. I don't think he gets that credit, but he deserves it. Aside from this, checked out your site and it seems like a great concept. How has the effort been going?

    • David deSouza

      Indeed, what a guy. He even replied to an Email I sent him.

      Thanks for checking out site. It's going well, we have over $3,000,000 in Matching Donations listed on the site. My biggest challenge at the moment, as Charles mentioned in his interview, is getting reporters to listen to my pitches so that we can get some media exposure. Do you have any suggestions Ben?

      • Ben Goldhirsh

        Sorry for delayed response. From watching folks who have done this well, it seems to share a common feature of popping off around specific efforts that also reflect the broader value prop - the ATM fee campaign on Chang.org and the iPod mini watch on Kickstarter are good examples. Thoughts?

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        David- we should connect you with our Education Hub Manager, Liz Dwyer! I'll send her this link. What's the best way to contact you? My email is alessandra at goodinc dot com.

        • David deSouza

          Alessandra,

          Thank you so much for reaching out and connecting Liz with me. The best way to contact me is probably through Email (info@MatchingDonations.org) as I am currently travelling in Thailand. I'll send you a quick Email regardless.