Update (11 a.m.):
Organizers said, "By 10 a.m. Give to the Max Day has received $3.9 million in donations." They also urged donors to be patient as their website has been moving slowly due to the heavy volume of useage.
Attention all Roseville-area nonprofit leaders: Share your story with us.
With Give to the Max Day today (Thursday, Nov. 15)—where hundreds of thousands of dollars will flow to our local nonprofits, Roseville Patch wants to give you the oportunity to share your organization's story and why people should offer it a gift. And it's still not too late, youi can post your story today or send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's different this time is this is the first year that GiveMN is allowing K-12 public schools to fundraise on the site.
During Give to the Max Day, 2012 public schools will be eligible for prize grants in the form of hourly “Golden Tickets” – an hourly drawing to add $1,000 to a person’s donation - randomly selected from donors who gave during each hour of the event. At the end of the event, one public schools donor will be drawn to receive a Super-sized Golden Ticket, adding $10,000 to their donation!
Last year, $13.6 million was raised in Minnesota on Give To the Max Day, with GiveMN.org, the group behind the annual giving day, handing out another $4,161,929 in incentives for groups that met benchmarks for individual donations and dollars raised.
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We hope you take advantage of our platform to reach out to the community. We'd also welcome you to continue to share your news and stories with the community through Patch. We're a tool for you to use—please do.