Help a Lansing Family, Donate to Backwards Burglar!

Progress Report #26

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. Have an idea? Tell us about it!


Here are the major wins in this progress report:

  1. Started the Backwards Burglar fundraiser. Donate and help a Lansing family in need!
  2. Wrapped up the Video Giveaway. Congrats to Cristo Rey Community Center!
  3. Spotlighted Voiceless-MI.
  4. Added Origami and Voiceless-MI to our Shopper software!


Failure is okay if you learn from it. Here’s what we learned recently:

  • Once again, we’re surprised by how long it takes for a tech company to verify a nonprofit.
  • Persistence pays! After months of work, we’re finally on Humble Bundle!


Our open rate is consistently over 30%, which is astounding. We really appreciate you learning and growing with us!

Twenty-eight nonprofits were nominated in our video giveaway. You all rock!

Thank you to all our new friends!

  • 33 mailing list members (-0)
  • 69 Twitter followers (+2)
  • 99 Facebook page likes (+1)


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.