Be a Smart Giver this Give to the Max Day

Get your Giving Guides ready! Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, Give to the Max Day, is almost here.

At Charities Review Council, we know you’re seriously invested in the causes you care about, and that every dollar matters to the nonprofits you so generously support. That’s why we work alongside donors (and nonprofits) every day, ensuring donors like you can feel confident when making a giving decision.

Give to the Max Day is no different! We’re here to help you prepare for this year’s giving holiday, but first, let’s talk Give to the Max Day; What is it? How can you participate? And more importantly, why should you participate? We’ve got answers to those questions and more below.

What is Give to the Max Day?

If you’re new in town, or just haven’t heard of Give to the Max Day, you’re in the right spot! Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, where generous donors (like you!) celebrate giving by supporting Minnesota causes they care about most. Last year, donors raised $20.6 million for 5,387 Minnesota nonprofits and schools on GiveMN.Org. That’s huge!

When is Give to the Max Day?

Mark your calendars! Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 15th. Too excited to wait? Beat the rush and schedule your online gifts as early as November 1st on

Why should I participate?

Besides the feel-good benefits of donating to causes you care about, making a gift on has some added benefits too, like Golden Tickets! Your gift of $10 or more could be transformed into a donation of $500, $1,000, or even $10,000 with the support of a Golden Ticket. So go ahead, grab your lucky socks and make a gift to your favorite Minnesota Meets Standards® nonprofitsLearn more about the Give to the Max Day prize pool here.

How can you make the most of your giving dollars?

Use our list of reviewed nonprofits to inform your giving decisions. 

Nonprofits included on our list have taken steps to align their internal policies and procedures to widely-accepted standards for nonprofit accountability and strength. These are nonprofits that you can feel confident investing in.

Know what questions to ask of a new nonprofit partner.

It’s okay to reach out to ask additional questions. Our nonprofit partner organizations will welcome a donor phone call. And, relationships with the organizations you’re planning to support matter almost as much as the dollars donated do. So, feel free to make a quick call, or send an email to an organization of interest, asking clarifying questions.

From all of us at Charities Review Council, we hope you have a generous and prosperous end to your year and a fabulous Give to the Max Day. Give on!

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