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Seed just announced that it will be matching up to $15,000 in donations to this year’s ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose Challenge. This is great news, and if you haven’t donated already this is a great reason to do it now. There’s only one week left! You can donate to my challenge here.

We’re now two weeks into our 2008 ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose Challenge, which means that the challenge is almost halfway over. So, if you haven’t donated yet, please do! Either click on my widget to the left or on this link. The pace of donations has been a little slow this year, which is a shame considering that…

For the month of October–and for the third year in a row–ScienceBlogs will be teaming up with the DonorsChoose Bloggers Challenge to raise money for worthy classroom projects. This year, they’ve added a nifty blog widget, which I’ve posted at the top of my left sidebar. So, if you’re in a generous mood, you can…

Thursday was the last day of the month-long DonorsChoose challenge, and ScienceBlogs did incredibly well. You can view the full leaderboard here, but Janet of Adventures in Ethics and Science offers these details: 20 Sb blogs mounted challenges; 12 of them met or exceeded their fundraising goals. We raised: $54,335 from Sb donors $15,000 from…

We’re one week into the DonorsChoose Bloggers Challenge, and we’re already off to a great start. Thanks to some generous donations, we’ve already (as of the publishing of this post) raised $295 here at The Scientific Activist (30% of our $1,000 goal). Even more impressively, the participants at ScienceBlogs have together raised over $12,500. And,…

It’s that time of the year again, when us bloggers take a moment away from our posturing to actually do some good for this world. Yes, that’s right: today DonorsChoose is kicking off its 2007 Bloggers Challenge. And, just like last year, several of us at ScienceBlogs have put together our own challenges to raise…

This announcement is related to another bigger one that’s coming in just a few hours. Six Apart (who runs MovableType, the blogging platform we use at ScienceBlogs) is giving away $30 philanthropic gift certificates for use on DonorsChoose. The only catch is that you have to contact Six Apart by noon today (Monday, October 1st)!…

In the comments of a recent post, one reader asked for recommendations of good science-related causes to donate to. Not having much (or any) disposable income myself–being a poor grad student and all–I realized that I didn’t have many suggestions myself. So, I asked around, and I found, not surprisingly, that there are a ton…

The ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose Challenge is now officially over, and Janet Stemwedel has the results at Adventures in Ethics and Science: 195 of you made donations. Together, those donations added up to $16,097.27. You also helped 4 of the 19 challenges meet their goals, securing an additional 10% of the totals raised in those challenges ($841.53) from…

DonorsChoose Update

The latest word on the ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose fundraising challenge is that as of Tuesday the total amount of donations had reached $12,325.59, plus $10,000 in matching funds from Seed. Here at The Scientific Activist we’ve raised $345.00 in generous donations, bringing us to 7% of our ambitious goal of $5,000. That’s great progress, but I know…