Our name is not great. It doesn't evoke anything about school or teachers. It doesn't roll off the tongue or stick in your head.

Charles Best

Charles Best

Profession: Entrepreneur
Nationality: American

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In the sixth grade, I planned to start my own business making custom fishing lures.

I'm not tech savvy at all.

DonorsChoose enables teachers not just to go public with learning needs in classrooms but also to unleash their imaginations about the best ideas to help students learn.

Donors are sick of writing that $200 check to the Red Cross and not knowing whether it goes for the executive director's salary or the office rent.

Acknowledging someone is an act of altruism in the first place, so converting that act of altruism into a pizza party or company fleece jacket or a gift card is fine, but it's not in keeping with spirit in which it all began.

Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit to violins for a school recital to microscope slides for a biology class.

It's hard to enlist the support of people you don't know, but it's critical to growing your career, finding new customers, and building out your team.

One question we'll ask is, 'Who are you grateful for,' and a surprising number of people can't name anyone beyond their mother.

KIPP schools would be just a shining example of schools where students aren't just given homework and taught imaginative ways, but they're really brought into a culture of education.

I've been a fan of bass fishing for as long as I can remember.

We are so humbled and grateful to Google for their devotion to our teachers and students.

I do not live off canned soup.

To take on the jobs of tomorrow, students must become more than good test takers. They need to become makers who design, sketch, build, and prototype. And their classrooms will need more than a chalkboard and a set of textbooks.

We will employ almost every strategy and hustle in any possible way to recruit top engineers to our team.