November 12th, 2012 by metis
UPDATE: A member has stepped up with a $500 matching gift! As of 1PM today we still had $480 sitting on the table, if you weren’t sure, you can double your gift’s value. We’ll loose that money if we don’t get donations to match it!
Give to the Max Day is TODAY! Every hour you could help us earn a bonus $1000 donation even if you can only contribute $10!
It’s the season of giving, and that means that GiveMN is running “Give to the Max Day”. For those of you not familiar, GiveMN is a website that manages cash donations for many non-profits, including us, and Give to the Max is a massive fundraising effort for non-profits across our state. It’s also our first year as an independent 501c3 charity and we’ve got a new page there.
Why should you give this Thursday the 15th over any other day of the year? The big reason for us would be the chance to win a “golden ticket.” Every hour throughout the day, one random donor that hour will have $1000 added on to their donation, and at the end of the day, there’s a $10,000 super-sized golden ticket. Any donation gets us a chance to win that bonus, and the more times you donate throughout the day, the better the chances we have of getting a big boost to our budget. They’ve even made donating on Give to the Max day easier this year by adding a pre-scheduled donation link to the top of the suggested donation list. (It triggers in the first hour of the day.) There are a few other great promotions going on for other non-profits in the state as well, so if you usually donate to other groups as well, it’s a great way to maximize your charitable gifts.
If you’re pondering giving financially to Twin Cities Maker before the end of the year, today is the day that we will get the most benefit from your generosity. We can always take non-cash and cash donations, but Give to the Max happens once a year. If you’ve got a maker who’s particularly hard to buy a holiday gift for, a donation in their name might be just what they were hoping for. Membership dues cover our basic operational costs, and previous generous donations have gotten us some major improvements to our space, and helped us expand our shop. Help us keep our gears spinning! Your generosity will help to buy tools and equipment, improve the space, and offer even greater services to the maker community in the Twin Cities.
As always, feel free to email “development” at our domain if you’ve got any questions about donations, or if you’ve got a project for the community that you’d like a project fundraiser page set up for.