Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2012 Un/Conference Sponsors: Minnesota Community Foundation + GiveMN!

The Minnesota Rising 2012 Un/Conference: Leveraging Expansive Leadership for Our Minnesota was held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:30PM at DLR Group offices in Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Un/Conference engaged emerging leaders across Minnesota in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers!

Minnesota Rising was fortunate to engage several stellar sponsors, including the Minnesota Community Foundation and GiveMN. See below for more details regarding Give to the Max Day 2012

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 15, 2012.
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Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to increase giving to nonprofit organizations across the state and move more giving online. It is a day for Minnesotans to come together to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits and schools in 24 hours – starting at midnight on November 15, 2012 through midnight on November 16, 2012. By engaging as many donors as possible to give to their favorite Minnesota charities in one day – Give to the Max Day — is showcasing Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity to the world! During last year's Give to the Max Day, $13.4 million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations. And, a record 47,534 donors logged on to to donate to their favorite Minnesota charity. In 2012 we hope to help thousands of nonprofits and schools raise millions of dollars again!

More Leaderboards = more nonprofit love!

We will award $12,500$5,000 and $2,500 prize grants to the three nonprofits receiving the most contributed dollars during Give to the Max Day in these categories:

  • Main Leaderboard - All nonprofits are automatically eligible to compete in this category, except colleges and universities.
  • Medium Leaderboard - Budgets of more than $100,000 and less than $1 million based on your 2011 IRS Form 990 revenue. You must register to compete in this category. Register now.
  • Small Leaderboard - Budgets of $100,000 or less based on your 2011 IRS Form 990 revenue. You must register to compete in this category. Register now.
  • Colleges & Universities Leaderboard - All 501(c) (3) institutions of higher education, including seminaries, law schools, medical schools and vet schools, are automatically eligible to compete in this category.

Two Golden Tickets each hour!

Golden Tickets are back by popular demand! PLUS, because we're launching a new initiative adding K-12 public school fundraising on GiveMN, we’ve added seperate Golden Tickets for K-12 public schools. That means a person who donates to a nonprofit AND a person who donates to a K-12 public school will be randomly selected to have $1,000 added to their donations each hour. At the end of the 24-hour event, we’ll draw one nonprofit donor and one K-12 public school donor to each receive a Super-sized Golden Ticket, adding $10,000 to their donations!

Win the "Most Creative Give to the Max Fundraising Campaign Award!"

Enter your Give to the Max Day fundraising plan and show us how it exemplifies a creative and innovative approach. The winning entry’s strategy for Give to the Max Day will differentiate the campaign from others and will be an integral part of the organization’s overall annual fundraising plan. All strategies should adhere to ethical standards of fundraising. 
The winning entry will be announced on Give to the Max Day, receive one of the GiveMN livestream interview slots and will be recognized in all post Give to the Max Day outreach efforts. In addition, the Most Creative Give to the Max Fundraising Campaign Award, along with a $500 check, will be presented to the winning organization at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Minnesota Chapter National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 16 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. The winner will be offered two complimentary tickets to the luncheon and must have a representative present to receive the award. 
Submissions are due by Friday, October 26. Download the registration form here, then email it to

GiveMN and Youthprise present the “Mobilize the Power of Youth” video contest

Contestants are encouraged to create a video detailing how their nonprofit organization enlivens, empowers, and engages young people throughout Minnesota. There are more than $10,000 in prize grants up for grabs! The contest entry period is from September 15 through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2012. For more details, click here.

Offer a match!

 We are again encouraging your organization to offer a match on donations on Give to the Max Day. GiveMN will not be matching donations. Watch our video "HOW TO: Set up a Match on GiveMN."

Livestream video from the Mall of America

Once again we are making plans to broadcast video live via the Internet (the live stream) with the help of our friends at The We plan to have a limited number of time slots open for nonprofits to join us and explain to live stream audience how donations will further their important work. Details on sign up for the time slot lottery to come in October.

 Download the Give to the Max Day 2012 logo pack

 Download the Give to the Max Day 2012 Nonprofit Toolkit  

 Download the Give to the Max Day 2012 K-12 Public Schools Toolkit 

(Toolkits - everything you need to begin promoting Give to the Max Day!)

Register for one or our Give to the Max Day webinars:

(These webinars will also be archived on the GiveMN Blog with audio)

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