Give to the Max Day is Just Around the Corner!

event-logo-vertical.jpgMALF’s annual Evy Nordley Award for ‘Best Project by Friends of the Library’ is proof positive that Friends of the Library are more savvy with and appreciative of creative fundraisers than most. This being the case, GiveMN’s annual “Give to the Max Day” is right up our alley!

As you may already know, Give to the Max Day is a statewide fundraiser organized each year through GiveMN. Nonprofits representing a wide variety of backgrounds and missions are encouraged to “claim” their GiveMN web page associated with their charity and, in advance of (and on) the big day, solicit donations through an easy-to-use payment portal.

Since the program’s launch in 2009, it has raised more than $50 million for over 6,700 nonprofit organizations and schools. Last year alone, $13.4 million was raised! This year’s Give to the Max Day – Thursday, November 14 – promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Give to the Max Day’s success can be traced to its format. The process is designed to be extremely approachable for all parties involved.

Interested in giving it a shot? GiveMN’s website provides everything needed to get you started. Getting up and running should only take an hour or so -- and it’s time well invested!

Has your Friends of the Library group done anything for Give to the Max Day in years past? If you’d like to share your experiences and advice with Friends in other parts of Minnesota, email MALF at We’ll post your comments!

Last but not least, consider MALF when choosing your own Give to the Max Day fund recipients. Bookmark our page for November 14, or pre-schedule an automatic donation now.