24-hour charity blitz starts with an online click

  • Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 16, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Minnesota is drawing national attention for its Give to the Max Day.

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muskiedogNov. 16, 11 8:34 AM

Before you give look at what they take off the top and what actually gets to the ones who need it.

Nonprofits do pay there top people very well.

You most likely would be better off helping those individuals yourself then give to nonprofits.

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seafoamchefNov. 16, 1111:03 AM

Does Mike Max get a share of the proceeds?

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stageguyNov. 16, 1111:16 AM

i don't have money

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taxpayer09Nov. 16, 1111:50 AM

This is a great initiative. Some may not like that giveMN.org takes 2.9% of every donation as a 'transaction fee', but the promotion has already resulted in more than $5M in donations today - and it's not even noon yet. If Give to the Max entices people to donate who otherwise might not have, then I think the 2.9% is worth it - especially with all the matching grants today. Most of these charities deliver services far more efficiently than the government ever could.

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pomooneNov. 16, 1112:17 PM

muskiedog - Anyone can go to guidestar.org to look at the IRS 990 forms for any nonprofit organization - for free. It states on those forms how much they pay their top staff members, as well as what percentage of funds is used for administration. In addition, nonprofits are regulated by the IRS, and may not compensate employees or contractors at rates not commensurate with industry standards. The reality is nonprofit salaries lag behind their for-profit counterparts. Misinformation is the bane of democracy and lifeblood of trolls.

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muskiedogNov. 16, 11 1:58 PM

pomoone

So why have a middle man to do your good deed?

So insults, All i stated is to check before you donate.

I ahve seen first hand the waste that goes into fund raising for charitites.

So please get of your high horse and help someone yourself

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chuckpappasNov. 16, 11 5:11 PM

Please consider making a gift to the Sabes JCC today on Give to the Max Day! Your contributions will help us serve isolated seniors, provide extensive programming and services to those with special needs, provide scholarships to our preschool, camps and Fitness center, support the Center for Jewish Arts and Humanities which engages a wide and diverse segment of our community and so much more. If you have not made a contribution to the SABES JCC in 2011 today is the day to do it. If you have already made a contribution this year please consider making an additional one today. It’s quick and easy, go to http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Jewish-Community-Center-Of-Greater-Minneapolis

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