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November 15, 2009

Give to the Max Day logo Give to the Max!Make a donation to Community Celebration of Place on Nov. 17, through GiveMN.org and your gift will be matched up to 100%!*

The GiveMN.org founders created Give to the Max Day to increase giving to nonprofits across Minnesota.  The goal is to raise as much money as possible for Minnesota charities in 24 hours. The Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Bush Foundations have committed $500,000 in matching contributions to support community needs in Minnesota and to cover transaction fees so that 100% of all donations go to the nonprofit organizations.

Give to the Max Day begins at 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2009 and ends at 8:00 a.m. on November 18, 2009. Please check out our page and consider making a donation on the 17th!

What is GiveMN?
GiveMN.org is a smart way for donors to discover, support, and engage with charities that are close to their hearts. The online giving platform allows donors to find and support organizations that match their philanthropic goals and easily keep track of their donations in one online location.

  • Give local. Find your perfect Minnesota match, such as Community Celebration of Place.
  • Give fast. Make online donations quickly and easily via credit card to any nonprofit.
  • Give smart. Record all online contributions and store receipts for tax purposes.

Go to GiveMN.org and search for Community Celebration of Place
Or visit the Community Celebration of Place page at GiveMN.org.

*Depending on the total number of donations made on Give to the Max Day.

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Give to the Max Day – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Give to the Max Day?
Give to the Max Day is a giving stimulus plan created to increase giving to non profits across Minnesota on November 17, 2009. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for Minnesota charities in 24 hours. The Saint Paul Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation and Bush Foundation have committed $500,000 in matching contributions to support community needs in Minnesota and to cover transaction fees so that 100% of all donations go to the nonprofit organizations.

How do the matching contributions work?
Give to the Max Day is from 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2009 until 8:00 a.m. on November 18, 2009. Every donation made during Give to the Max Day will receive a portion of the $500,000 match. This means the exact amount matched per dollar donated will be determined after Give to the Max Day concludes. We will divide the $500,000 of matching funds by the total donations.

Examples of how the matching dollars will work:

  • If Give to the Max Day inspires $500,000 in donations, we will provide $1 in matching funds per dollar donated to Community Celebration of Place
  • If Give to the Max Day inspires $2,000,000 in donations, we will provide $.25 in matching funds per dollar donated to an Community Celebration of Place.

What are the other incentives offered on Give to the Max Day?
The three nonprofits that receive donations from the most individual donors will receive cash prizes: $5,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second, and $1,000 for third.

Who can participate in Give to the Max Day?
Any individual may donate. Donations through the GiveMN.org site to Community Celebration of Place are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded.)  Only contributions to Minnesota based nonprofits through the GiveMN.org site will be matched. Contributions may be made via credit card only.

How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?
GiveMN funding partners will cover all transaction fees to ensure that 100% of the donations will go to the nonprofit organization.

Is there a minimum donation?
The minimum credit card donation on GiveMN.org is just $10.

Is there a maximum donation?
There is no maximum donation limit on GiveMN.org.

Is there a limit to the amount Community Celebration of Place can receive on Give the Max Day?
There is no maximum to the amount Community Celebration of Place may receive.

Is there a maximum match amount?
Individual donation transactions greater than $2,500 will be eligible for matching gifts up to $2,500 only. For example, if a donor makes a $2,500 donation to an organization, the full $2,500 will be eligible to receive a portion of the matching funds. If instead she donated $10,000 to an organization, only $2,500 would be eligible to receive a portion of the matching dollars.

Save Our History!

Thank you for your many contributions on Give to the Max Day.

We can not do this work without you.

Testimonials

My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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