Friends of DonorsChoose.org,
Several weeks ago, I learned about a new philanthropic movement called flashmob4charity.org. A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place (in this case, the web), perform an unusual action for a brief time (in this case, supporting social causes), then quickly disperse. Flashmob4charity.org is a one-year project formed to help U.S. charities struggling to meet increased demand.
Membership at flashmob4charity.org costs just $10. The objective is to get 1 million members. Once the flash mob reaches 100,000 members, flashmob4charity will begin making grants to charities in need. The focus is on organizations supporting hunger, homelessness, education, medical care, job training and placement, and general human services. DonorsChoose.org will be the recipient of a portion of the education funding, which we are really excited about!
You can check it out at flashmob4charity.org (see their blog post about their support for DonorsChoose.org), and also follow them on Facebook, My Space, and Twitter.
All the best,Katie