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Progress Report #14

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 Joshua’s Place.
  2. Read IRS Publication 557.
  3. Wrote Board of Directors Resolution template.
  4. Wrote Conflict of Interest Policy.


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

  • Forming a tax-exempt nonprofit with the government is a very serial process.
  • Just because a website looks well-organized, doesn’t mean it is.


Thanks to UnoDeuce Multimedia for providing the great video in our Joshua’s Place spotlight. We’re really excited to have Teresa Potts on our board too. We should be finalizing this soon!

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

  • 21 mailing list members (+1)
  • 59 Twitter followers (+3)
  • 74 Facebook page likes (+3)


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.