Gearing up for its third year, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day invites all Minnesotans to raise as much money as possible for nonprofit organizations during a 24-hour period, starting tonight at midnight. Information on nonprofit organizations from around the state, including a donation page, can be found on the Give to the Max website. Last year, more than 42,500 people donated more than $10 million for the 3,663 participating organizations.
Organizations advocating for LGBT equality like Minnesotans United for All Families, OutFront Minnesota and Project 515 are among those who will benefit from Give to the Max Day. As a way to invite people to donate, extra incentives include:
- A $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 prize grant will be awarded to the top three nonprofit organizations (colleges and universities excluded) which receive the most dollars during Give to the Max Day.
- 24 "Golden Tickets"-$1,000 prize grants given randomly every hour.
- One $10,000 "Grand Golden Ticket" will be randomly given at 11:59 p.m. on November 16, 2011.
- Nearly $5 million in matching funds are available for hundreds of featured non-profits that have secured matching funds for Give to the Max Day.
Check out the GiveMN.org website to learn more about the nonprofit Minnesota organizations involved in the Give to the Max Day and consider lending your support to the groups advocating for LGBT equality.