Preparing to Reboot

Progress Report #13

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 Lansing Makers Network.
  2. Interviewed Joshua’s Place and Williamston Theatre.
  3. Made first steps toward creating the Giving Jar charity!


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

  • Find ways to get into a flow when writing doesn’t come easily.
  • You only get so much willpower and focus each day.


Thanks to Bob Worgul and Emily Sutton-Smith for sharing your stories and to Klein Allison for the pro tips about starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!

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

  • 20 mailing list members (-0)
  • 56 Twitter followers (+4)
  • 71 Facebook page likes (+4)


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

  • Spotlight Joshua’s Place.
  • Do all the filings, research, and writing needed to start a nonprofit.

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.