Fourth annual fundraiser asks people to ‘Give to the Max’

The largest fundraiser in the world Nov. 15 will help nonprofits across Minnesota, including many in the Elk River area.

The Great Minnesota Give Together is hosting the annual Give To The Max Day Thursday, Nov. 15

Participants can go to and donate to their favorite nonprofit.

“Not only will your donation go towards a great cause, but you will also enter your nonprofit for a chance to win a prize grant offered by giveMN,” a press release on the fundraiser stated.

This will be the fourth annual event.

During last year’s Give to the Max Day, 47,534 donors logged on to The result: $13.4 million was raised for 3,978  Minnesota nonprofit organizations, whose missions range from feeding the hungry, to protecting the environment, to promoting the arts. GiveMN’s hopes are high for another great showing in 2012.

Since launching in 2009, donors have given more than $50 million to over 6,700 nonprofit organizations on Meanwhile, other states and organizations have adopted the Give to the Max Day concept, having seen its success in connecting donors with charities.

“Thousands of nonprofit organizations have benefitted in the past three years, and this year we have added public schools to the list of organizations that individual donors can choose to support,” explained Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN. “We’re constantly looking for innovative ways to expand the impact of this giving platform in Minnesota. We’re also gratified to see the Give to the Max movement spread across the country, empowering more donors and organizations to enrich the lives of others.”


New in 2012

This year, K–12 public schools will join the ranks of organizations that can benefit from the 24-hour giving fest.

GiveMN is also making donating even easier. Minnesotans will be able to use their smartphones and tablets to access GiveMN Mobile and donate by simply visiting on their mobile browser.

Give to the Max participants at a glance:

Members of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce

2nd Chance Youth Ranch

Abba Pregnancy Resource Center

Boys & Girls Club of Elk River


Christ Church

Elk River Area Arts Alliance

Elk River Community Theatre

Elk River United Methodist Church

Elk River Youth Hockey Association

Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Kelley Farm

Great River Area Faith In Action

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Land of Lakes Choirboys

Living Waters Church

Rivers of Hope

Sherburne County Area United Way

Spectrum High School

Three Rivers Community Foundation

Twin Lakes Christian Assemblies of God

Union Congregational UCC

YMCA Elk River