Adopted Charities Fall 2017

Our adopted charity for the Fall 2017 #TheEdCollabGathering is Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums!

Chosen by our Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Debbie Reese, for their essential work for Indigenous peoples.

Dr. Reese says:

“The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums is working hard to help people think critically about information and how it is presented. Rather than repeat established patterns of depicting Indigenous peoples as being “of the past”, ATALM centers us as people of the present, and the work we can do to affirm and support tribal sovereignty. ”

Because #TheEdCollabGathering is a day of free learning, we invite you to donate what you would have spent on coffee, lunch, or even registration for an amazing day like this—pay forward to support others.

About ATALM from their website:

ATALM is an international non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations.


The Educator Collaborative is proud to adopt ATALM during our event and hope you will consider donating to this important cause.

Visit their website. or Visit their donation page.

In addition to ATALM, we are recommending three additional charities working to support local communities affected by recent natural disasters. Give as you can and please share these organizations with others.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine – Barbuda Relief Fund

Note: This is not a 501(c)(3) charity, however this GoFundMe Campaign is cited by The New York Times as directly impacting Barbuda. The NYT article states “GoFundMe says fraud is rare. It says it works to verify that all funds go to intended recipients, but it cannot always verify the specific claims made by individual campaigners.”


Pay the Joy Forward!


*Disclaimer: Most “adopted charities” are identified by the United States Internal Revenue Service (US IRS) as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations at the time of their selection to the Gathering. The one exception is the GoFundMe campaign to support Barbuda, please review the GoFundMe site’s literature before donating. View additional data reported to the US IRS by searching the Just Give database (quick results), ProPublica database (records download), or by visiting for information. The charities listed on this website are offered only as suggestions, a decision to donate is your personal choice. By clicking on third-party links that take you outside of The Educator Collaborative family of websites or by making a donation to these or any other charities, through any means, you (a) acknowledge that you are doing so of legal age in your jurisdiction and (b) agree to thoroughly vet a charity before making a donation and (c) you indemnify and hold harmless The Educator Collaborative, LLC, and the presenters listed on this website, and their officers, assigns, members, and staff, from any claims, damages, or other harms arising from your actions.

Supporting charitable causes makes a big difference in their ability to sustain and serve. As with all charitable giving, do your research and when you feel confident in your decision, give what you can.

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