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Charles Best

Charles Best is the founder and CEO of, a crowdfunding platform for K-12 teachers serving in US schools; and the founder of Irregardless, a crowd-sourced writing style guide.

“In times of crisis and anxiety, people can actually be more altruistic.”

— Charles Best
Featured in these episodes:
Charles Best, guest
June 30, 2020

Charles Best knows: Sometimes the best way to achieve that monumental success tomorrow is to take a teeny tiny step today. That’s what he did when he founded one of the world’s first crowdfunding platforms, DonorsChoose. Cameo appearance: Stephen Colbert.

Charles Best, guest
April 7, 2020

Charles Best shares how Donors Choose pivoted from supporting classrooms to supporting teachers and virtual learning during the pandemic. It’s a lesson in how to listen to your community’s changing needs – and pivot fast.