Week 1- This week we used the MAD cards. The MAD cards really helped me understand how grateful I am as an individual for the life I am living today. They also showed me how hard choosing only a select few groups to help can be. I had a very difficult time choosing these groups because overall I wanted to help and support each and every one of them. I also learned that me and my partners are alike in some ways, but also very different in others. We had picked some of the same organizations, but also different ones, meaning we think a few of the same topics are more important than others, but others in some ways are less important than the rest. I hope that by being in Main Street Philanthropy I will better understand some of the biggest problems facing our world today and have a better understanding even for those of smaller problems facing our community as well.