Embracing PayPal for Giving

Progress Report #12

Progress reports are Giving Jar’s way of celebrating Success, learning from Failure, giving Thanks, and taking a peek at what’s Up and Coming. Hopefully, you will find this progress report informative. As always, all feedback is welcome!


Here are the major wins in this progress report:

  1. Spotlighted Allen Neighborhood Center.
  2. Interviewed Lansing Makers Network.
  3. Created “Log In with PayPal” prototype.


Failure is okay if you learn from it. Here are some lessons learned in the past two weeks:

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel just because you can.
  • Take regular breaks. Your productivity will thank you.


Thanks to Michigan Remembers 9/11 for the inside look at PayPal Giving Fund. We also appreciate Helping Women Period for insight into Humble Bundle donations!

Thank you to all of our new friends on social media:

  • 20 mailing list members (-0)
  • 52 Twitter followers (+3)
  • 67 Facebook page likes (+8)


Here’s where the focus will be in the next two weeks at Giving Jar:

We are always looking for charities in the Greater Lansing area to write about. If you know of one, email us, tweet, or write on our Facebook wall.