Happy Independence Day!

Greetings! Nora here.

We're at the heart of summer now. I hope you're enjoying time off this week for July 4th (and maybe a few extra days too!).

If you're hungry for some Project Optimist content, please explore our website. We switched things up on our site, and you can read nearly everything we've ever published by searching through our key categories: environment, business, social issues and art. You can read past newsletters in the archives there too.

Last week I sent out a stack of packages with Project Optimist notebooks and stickers to the folks who donated in June. I'm going to extend those gifts for this week! Help us celebrate the first anniversary of this newsletter with a gift of $25 or more. Better yet, become a monthly donor!

Help us another way

  1. Know anyone who needs some news they can feel good about? Send them the link and encourage them to subscribe to the newsletter.
  2. Help us find a leader for our newsroom. Share our job post with journalists who would make a good managing editor. We need someone to help us develop our high-quality and unique journalism content.
  3. We're also looking for a social media storyteller to help us reach new audiences and experiment with different mediums. Share the details with any social media wizards in your life.
  4. And finally, we're recruiting dialogue moderators for another training in August. If you're worried about polarization and are even-keeled, you're likely a good fit. Learn about the dialogue program and send me a note if you're interested.

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Make a $25 donation and get some swag

We've got notebooks and stickers for donors giving $25 or more and those who commit to monthly gifts. Celebrate this newsletter's birthday!

Donate now!

See you next week

Be well!

♥ Nora Hertel, founder of Project Optimist

Project Optimist founder Nora Hertel talking with audio producer and journalist Laurie Stern at the St. Cloud Juneteenth festival on June 16, 2023. (Colleen Harrison for Project Optimist)

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