This webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.
Crowdfunding refers to online fundraisers that help teachers and schools solicit donations of money and supplies to enhance classrooms and enrich the education of their students. Crowdfunding can be tremendously beneficial but also can pose some risks. Join OSBA, DonorsChoose.org and an Ohio school district for an in-depth look at the Ohio auditor of state office's recent guidance and OSBA's model policy on crowdfunding; suggestions for best practices and practical tips; and a review of the DonorsChoose.org platform as a district-focused option that has helped 80% of the nation’s public schools secure more than $725 million in resources to date.
Presenters: Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, and Kyle E. Lathwell, policy consultant, OSBA; Kirk Smiley, principal director for advocacy and public partnerships, DonorsChoose.org; and Dr. Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District