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How One Nonprofit Used Social Media for Damage Control During A PR Crisis That Erupted During a Fundraiser

Note from Beth: I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook.   The idea is not only for participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to host a successful giving day, but for them share and transform practices together.  

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GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers

Note From Beth: I’m a huge fan of  Giving Days because they raise the awareness, engagement, and donations to nonprofits and being generous.     Last week,  we watched as a national day of giving and awareness campaign for “Giving Tuesday” unfold and spur spikes in donations.  

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Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Note from Beth: The 3rd annual Minnesota Give to Max Day took place last month.  The campaign has been profiled on this blog since it started.  And every year, the good folks in Minnesota share their results and lessons learned.  It’s become an annual holiday tradition for Beth’s Blog.

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24 hours, millions of dollars, thousands of nonprofits—What gives in Minnesota?

Note from Beth: Last week, Washington, DC held its first ever Give to the Max Day where 1300 nonprofits were fundraising and experimenting with social media tools and raised over $2 million in 24 hours. The campaign was modeled after the grand daddy of match days that happens throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

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How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

Note From Beth: Last year I covered Give to the Max Day and the impressive results.    This year before the event Jeff Achen write a post sharing their strategy for 2010.     This guest post discusses the results.

Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised over $10M in one day by Jeff Achen of GiveMN.org

“Do what you do best and network the rest.”

That’s simple, but wise advice from the definitive nonprofit social media strategy manual, “The Networked Nonprofit.” Here at GiveMN, we’ve harnessed the power of our networks to raise record amounts of money online for nonprofits in Minnesota and engage record numbers of people in an annual, one-day giving event—Give to the Max Day.… Read More