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November 15, 2012 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Give to the Max Day is an attempt to boost local online philanthropy by aggregating all Minnesota nonprofits (and public schools) into a search engine and encouraging contributions on a single day.
posted by antonymous (11 comments total)

 
Rock the Cause are taking part in this event by doing concerts all over the Upper Midwest.
posted by parmanparman at 10:19 AM on November 15, 2012


Know what's a great way to boost philanthropy? Raise taxes.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:16 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


My high school did this last year, and I gave. *shrug* I probably would have donated anyway, but the idea of hitting some goal and triggering extra income was neat.
posted by wenestvedt at 11:17 AM on November 15, 2012


It's also a highly successful way to channel a shitload of semispammy fundraising emails to Minnesotans who've made their way onto nonprofit mailing lists.
posted by COBRA! at 11:50 AM on November 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


I might be a horrible person, but based on the contents of my email inbox and facebook feeds, today might more rightly be deemed "Beg to the Max Day"

I do a lot of one off, on a whim donating to non-profits that I like, and being hit up by all of them again today is kind of a turnoff.

I wonder how GTTMD factors into really increasing the annual returns of these groups?
posted by sparklemotion at 12:29 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Let's have a contest: I've gotten eight (8!) in my inbox alone, not even looking in my spam. Oh, there's another one! DAMN YOU CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
posted by Think_Long at 12:48 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


my work made a cat video!

(I have 7 ask emails in my inbox.)
posted by ialwayscryatendings at 12:53 PM on November 15, 2012


I"m with Sys Req on this.. you know whats more efficient than ad hoc charities? Good government services and healthcare!

I really should try and organise a "Pay your taxes instead of wasteful and self-serving charities" day.
posted by mary8nne at 12:55 PM on November 15, 2012


Total Emails (including warnings that it is coming): 12
Asks Today: 8
Number of Organizations with multiple asks today: 2
Number of emails today that made it through gmail's SmartLabels to land in my inbox: 3
Number of pleas from facebook friends (not org pages, personal pages of friends who work with these orgs): 2
posted by sparklemotion at 2:30 PM on November 15, 2012


*Contemplates registering a Max Day sockpuppet*
posted by ooga_booga at 2:30 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I personally had 5 emails in my inbox, but I'm pretty numb to spam so didn't notice them until y'all pointed them out. I actually enjoy checking out the less prevalent non-profits and donating a few bucks to those, because I like knowing that my money is going to a passionate people and worthy causes. Stuff like this makes me feel a bit more empowered about where my limited charity money goes (and less guilty at the end of the year when I'm about to spend money on Christmas nonsense).
posted by antonymous at 2:43 PM on November 15, 2012


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