Branding and Marketing Training

Progress Report #8

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 Happendance.
  2. Attended Marketing Bootcamp.
  3. Explained scheduling static site content.


Setbacks are bound to happen no matter the size of the project. Here are the lessons learned from the last round of setbacks:

  1. Analyzing new software can take up as much time as you let it.
  2. Word of mouth networking is important for local businesses.


LEAP organized an amazing and affordable Branding and Marketing Bootcamp.

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

  • 17 mailing list members (-0)
  • 35 Twitter followers (+3)
  • 54 Facebook page likes (+4)


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

  • Interview Lansing Art Gallery.
  • Schedule two more interviews.
  • Compare Express.js and Ruby on Rails.

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.