Giving Jar is a Real Business

Progress Report #5

Progress reports are Giving Jar’s way of celebrating Success, reflecting on Failure (and what was learned from it), giving Thanks, and taking a peek at what’s Up and Coming. Hopefully you will find these progress reports informative. As always, all feedback is welcome!


Here are the major wins in this progress report:

  1. Spotlighted Creating Heroes Stephen’s Way.
  2. Giving Jar is officially an LLC!
  3. Wrote next spotlight.
  4. Blog changes are automatically published to a test site.


There are almost always setbacks when working on a project of any size. Here are the lessons learned from the last round of setbacks:

  1. Send and Save Draft do not mean the same thing.
  2. Scheduling static content changes is tough with zero infrastructure in place.


Thanks to everyone recommending charities to spotlight!

Thank you to all of the new friends on social media!

  • 16 mailing list members (-0)
  • 21 Twitter followers (+7)
  • 45 Facebook page likes (+6)


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

As always, Giving Jar is looking for charities to interview. If you know a charity that might be interested, send an email, tweet, or write on the Facebook wall.