Charities, schools benefit on ‘Give to the Max Day’

Charities and schools will again rally the state’s collective philanthropic spirit Thursday, Nov. 14, for the fifth annual Give to the Max Day 2013 through With an emphasis on mobile giving and a new incentive structure, organizers are helping donors make their contributions go further during the 24-hour giving marathon.

In 2012, Give to the Max Day inspired more than 53,000 donors from Minnesota and beyond to give $16.3 million, shattering previous event records. Donations last year reached nearly 4,400 organizations across the state, including K-12 public schools – a first-time category in Give to the Max Day history. GiveMN has raised more than $75 million since it began four years ago.

“Give to the Max Day has truly become a tradition for many people across the state and an invaluable resource for thousands of organizations. It’s a fun way to make a huge difference for Minnesota’s nonprofits and schools,” said Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN. “It’s so easy for people to participate by donating using a mobile device or scheduling a donation prior to the event.”

Many nonprofit organizations in Morrison County are listed on the GiveMN website, ready for donors to “Give to the Max.”