Give to the Max Day

I'm volunteering with the group that is planning this and it should be a great event! Here's a request for volunteers from their volunteer coordinator:

Are you interested in maximizing your time and volunteer effort for hundreds of great causes all at once? Then get involved with GiveMN's "Give to the Max Day 2010" on Tuesday, November 16th from 8 a.m. to midnight! http://givemn.razoo.com/p/gtmd

Last year, more than 38,000 donors raised $14 million for 3,434 nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota in just one day! These organizations provide critical services for our state, including feeding our hungry, sheltering our homeless, assisting our elderly, nurturing our youth, improving our welfare, maintaining our heritage, and protecting our environment.

This year GiveMN has teamed up with The UpTake http://theuptake.org/ to promote nonprofit and individual giving LIVE online! Representatives from more than 80 organizations from all over the state will educate viewers about their nonprofit mission and encourage Minnesotans to give to their favorite causes through an all-day, live-stream event.

This year’s LIVE Internet broadcast is critical to the success of Give to the Max Day. But, it’s also an extremely large undertaking. That’s why we need your help!

Volunteers are needed to:
--greet and register the nonprofits as they arrive for their online appearance;
--staff the hospitality area and assist with food and beverage needs;
--help prepare nonprofit representatives to appear live on camera;
--run any last minute errands that may come up during the day;
--help set up the day before and take down the day after the event.

We are looking for 60+ volunteers for 3-5 hour time slots starting at 7:30 a.m. until just after midnight. Volunteers are the key to any successful charity event, so please consider lending a hand!

For more information about how you can get involved contact Carin Skoog at carinskoog@yahoo.com or 612-619-7385. Please leave a message with your name and contact information and we'll get back with you shortly!

Comments

Leah said…
So last year on give to the max day, donations were matched a certain percentage and the credit card fees were waived. This year? Neither of those things is happening. Why participate?
Bethany said…
There are a few prizes — a random donor will be chosen every hour to win $1,000 added to their donation. And there will be $20,000 and $10,000 additional gifts to the 2 Twin Cities and outstate charities that receive the most donations. Plus, a lot of individual organizations have arranged for matching gifts for the day.

Short answer is, if you already give, great, but if you don't, it's a good day to start!

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