So I hope most of you already know about donorschoose.org. It is seriously the best resource for teacher's out there in terms of funding opportunities. I have been a member since 2006 and over the last 10 years, I have had over 200 proposals funded totaling over $10,000! And I am not an overly specialized writer.
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It's only open to public school teachers so if you don't have an account yet, set one up immediately. It is ridiculously easy to set up an account. They walk you through the process and your new account should be set up in 10 minutes. Make sure you use an email account you check regularly, it's important to the proposal process.
When you set up an account, you get 3 points. You'll see that different types of proposals cost different amount of points. My suggestion is to start small. Ask for $100-$200 worth of supplies for your first proposal. Smaller proposals are more likely to be funded. And then when your proposal is funded, you get additional points for completing the process of thanking your donors. It's really simple.
This was just the intro to Donors Choose. I'll continue to add more helpful hints in the future. But definitely get started today with your new account!