Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving with a Side of Philanthropy

Last week the Great Minnesota Give Together, Give to the Max Day, overcame some serious down-time and managed to raise $17.1 million for Minnesota nonprofits and schools. It was inspiring to see Minnesotans push through and give despite the site being down.

We at the Council were also excited to be graced by the presence of Super Kris, our super hero Executive Director.

If you were unable to give to your favorite organization because of the delay, don’t forget that you can always give online, year-round, 24 hours a day! You can donate to any organization that had an account on Give to the Max Day by searching for them

If you like the chance to be part of a great day of giving again, Giving Tuesday is coming up after Thanksgiving. Inspired by Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the hubbub around shopping for the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is a great way to put some more Thanks and Giving into the increasing span of days after thanksgiving monopolized by consumerism, and to put a philanthropic and impactful spin on what is sometimes considered a troublesome holiday.

After you give to your favorite Reviewed Organizations on Giving Tuesday, let the world know by taking an #UNselfie (a selfie celebrating the unselfish act of giving!) See below for example:

Here’s to channeling all that Black Friday energy into some truly awesome giving!

-Matt Beachey, Engagement and Communications Associate  

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