More Michigan Focus

Progress Report #9

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 Lansing Art Gallery.
  2. Interviewed Lansing Promise.
  3. Scheduled four more interviews!
  4. Switched to Michigan charity news.


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

  • There is an art to identifying the moment when a face-to-face meeting will save more time than a long email exchange.


Thanks to Barb Whitney and Justin Sheehan for the interviews and Ian Kast for the photos. Many tips and referrals were sent our way. It’s all very much appreciated!

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

  • 18 mailing list members (+1)
  • 45 Twitter followers (+10)
  • 56 Facebook page likes (+2)


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.