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Your support keeps our newsletter and events free and accessible.

Project Optimist (formerly The Optimist) publishes a weekly newsletter with solutions journalism and local art from greater Minnesota. Our stories cover innovations to environmental, business, and social issues. We are also out in the community training reporters, helping nonprofits with their storytelling, and coordinating conversations around tough topics. Your support keeps Project Optimist’s newsletter and events free and accessible.

We’re a proud member of the Tiny News Collective, which aims to support voices historically excluded from media and media ownership. Project Optimist is fiscally sponsored by the Tiny News Collective, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Checks from donors must be payable to “Tiny News Collective Inc” with the name of “Project Optimist” in the check memo.

You may mail checks to the Tiny News Collective directly:

Tiny News Collective
111 North Wabash Ave. Ste.100
The Garland Building
Chicago, IL 60602

Or you can mail them to Project Optimist and we will forward to our fiscal sponsor: P.O. Box 298, St. Michael, MN, 55376.

Please note: we cannot accept checks that are made out to “Project Optimist,” “The Optimist,” or “The Optimist/Tiny News Collective.” Such checks will be returned to sender.

If you have questions about your donations please contact:

Nora Hertel, Project Optimist executive director: or 320-247-5899