Best New Mashups: Doing Good With DonorsChoose

Adam DuVander
Nov. 03 2010, 08:00AM EDT

It's easy to get caught up in platforms offering developers riches, or big mashup acquisitions. Now, we like all sorts of applications, but we often don't take time out to recognize those looking to create change through APIs. In the case of the three recent mashups we list below, each uses the DonorsChoose API and is attempting to help classrooms raise money and supplies.

  • DCTweets: Provides an alert via Twitter when new schools in your interest area have needs. The DC stands for DonorsChoose, a platform for aggregating non-profit needs. APIs: DonorsChoose, Twitter. More at our DCTweets profile.
  • DCTweets

  • FEED USA: A partnership between FEED, The GAP and DonorsChoose.org. This site uses the DonorsChoose to find local classrooms who need support. APIs: DonorsChoose. More at our FEED USA profile.
  • FEED USA

  • Possibly Related Classroom Projects: WordPress plugin that displays classroom projects that need funding on DonorsChoose. The plugin uses the content of your post to attempt to find related classroom projects. APIs: DonorsChoose. More at our Possibly Related Classroom Projects profile.
  • Possibly Related Classroom Projects

    Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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