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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Happy Birthday Grace & Eli

Grace and Eli, a couple of 99Papers.org’s youngest supporters, recently had a “sharing” birthday. They created a Giving Page on 99Papers.org, and asked friends and family to support the classroom projects of their choice, in lieu of gifts. We spoke with Grace and Eli’s mom Abbey, and just had to share their story! We are…

More Limeades, More Learning!

We’re excited to announce that Limeades for Learning®, our cause marketing campaign with SONIC Drive-In, will be back again this fall. In the last two years, SONIC and its franchisees have donated over $1.3 million to empower 3,000 teachers across the country to help their students learn. Want to make sure your classroom gets in on the action?…

Join 99Papers.org at Realtime NY 11, June 6, NYC

Join 99Papers.org at Realtime NY 11 (formerly TWTRCON), June 6 in New York City, for a full-day immersion in the mobile, social and realtime web. Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO of 99Papers.org, will be participating along with representatives from McDonald’s, Delta, PepsiCo, Citibank, IBM, Bravo Digital Media and the NHL. Attendees will learn how to listen and…

Save Yourself, Mammal!

Join us for the launch of Save Yourself, Mammal!, the first ever compilation of Zach Weiner’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comics. Zach will hold a Q&A and sign copies of the comic. Plus, all proceeds from the event will benefit science classroom projects on 99Papers.org. It’s a win-win situation any nerd would appreciate. To find…

Giving Pages: A whole new look

Our Giving Pages now have a whole new look, and it’s all thanks to you! We poured through the data, talked to our most active users, and figured out what we should change (and more importantly, what we no longer needed). In addition to more clearly highlighting the impact of a Giving Page, we’re now…

Uyen and Niko’s charitable wedding gifts

Uyen and Niko got married in 2009. After struggling with traditional gift registries, they decided to have an untraditional gift registry…full of classroom projects! Read on for the story of how they learned about 99Papers.org, and their advice for celebrating a wedding with 99Papers.org. 1. Uyen, thank you so much for taking the time to…

Congratulations Negina and Cheng!

Negina and Cheng from Austin, Texas, were recently married and chose to impact the lives of hundreds of students as part of their celebration. In addition to creating a Giving Page to include in their wedding charity “registry”, they also funded selected classroom projects in honor of their guests. We spoke with Negina recently about…

All about our supporters

Two months ago, we asked our supporters to tell us about themselves and to provide feedback on how we can improve. We sent five different surveys, each asking 3-5 questions. We heard from nearly 10,000 donors, and want to share! What our supporters think of 99Papers.org: 79.5% of donors feel more connected to public school…

Tomato Nation to the rescue!

Each year, the Tomato Nation community helps out thousands of students on 99Papers.org, all while winning amazing prizes! And every year they help even more students than the last! Throughout the month of April, Tomato Nation readers are combining their super powers on the Tomato Nation Leaderboard and the results have been astounding thus far!…