Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Polish Festival Participating
in Fifth Annual Give to the Max Day on Nov. 14
Minneapolis community will benefit from online donations through GiveMN.org
Minneapolis – November 14, 2013 – Twin Cities Polish Festival – www.tcpolishfestival.org is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite causes and schools online at www.GiveMN.org during the fifth annual “Give to the Max Day” on November 14.
“Community donations in Give to the Max Day last year are a vital source of revenue”, said Edziu Rajtar, president of TCPF. “Donations help us to keep the Twin Cities Polish Festival a free festival and allows us to expand our entertainment budget.”
Give To The Max Day
Money donated to Twin Cities Polish Festival will directly benefit its mission celebrating our Polish culture and heritage. Click here to show your support.
“We set single-day records for philanthropic giving in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and want to keep that streak going in 2013,” said Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN, which debuted in fall 2009 as a first-of-its-kind giving website and sponsors Give to the Max Day. “This is a day for us to come together as Minnesotans and show our support for the nonprofit organizations and schools that work to strengthen our communities.”
During last year’s Give to the Max Day, 53,339 people made donations through GiveMN.org. The result: $16.3 million raised for 4,381 Minnesota nonprofits and schools, whose missions range from feeding the hungry to protecting the environment, from teaching young students to promoting the arts. GiveMN hopes to again raise millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits and schools, showcasing to the world Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity.
Last year, GiveMN launched Schools on GiveMN, allowing K-12 public schools to fundraise on the site, offering giving solutions for parents, friends and neighbors to support the genuine needs of schools and students without purchasing products. And, during Give to the Max Day 2013, public schools will be eligible for prize grants in the form of hourly Golden Tickets worth $1,000 each, as well as one $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket to be drawn at the end of the event.
2013 Give to the Max Day Incentives
This year GiveMN will offer several incentives to encourage donor participation in Give to the Max Day. Minneapolis community members can support Twin Cities Polish Festival and other local nonprofits and schools for an opportunity to win prize grants up to $10,000 as top donation earners. During Give to the Max Day 2013, Twin Cities Polish Festival will be eligible for prize grants in the form of hourly Golden Tickets–hourly drawings to add $1,000 to a donor’s gift, randomly selected from donors who gave during each hour of the event. One donor giving to a nonprofit and one donor to a school will be drawn in the evening for a Super-sized Golden Ticket and have $10,000 added to their donations.
On GiveMN.org, Minnesota nonprofits and schools can showcase their work and introduce their organizations to potential donors. Customized profiles of Minnesota charities detail their individual missions, programs and events. The site also lets donors manage their charitable giving by recording online contributions and storing receipts.
GiveMN is powered by Razoo, a critical partner in making Give to the Max Day a success. Razoo is a venture funded social enterprise committed to transforming people’s lives through meaningful giving. Its secure online platform facilitates crowdsourced fundraising, streamlines the donation process, and offers a suite of free and easy-to-use fundraising tools that inspire individuals and nonprofits to give and fundraise online.
About Twin Cities Polish Festival
The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. It also helps promote various community-service and Polish-American organizations.
The Festival’s objectives are to:
• Stimulate an interest in Poland: its history, traditions, as well as contemporary and traditional cultures.
• Encourage Polish Americans to explore their heritage and uphold “all things Polish” in their lifestyles.
Celebrate and promote the Polish culture in Minnesota by:
• Presenting stage performances, including dance groups, performing artists, and an evening of European-style disco, music bands, and polka performances; Staging art exhibits; Sharing delicious Polish food and beer.
• Create a Minnesota network of vibrant and culturally aware supporters of Poland.
• Create a family-oriented gathering place in a Minneapolis city park that both Poles and non-Poles, living in the Twin Cities and visiting, can enjoy.
• Provide an economic opportunity for Polish entertainers, artists, and crafters to perform in front of audiences as well as Polish-Americans organizations and vendors to showcase their talents, products, and services.
Special thanks to our Give to the Max Day sponsors:
GiveMN is a collaborative nonprofit venture to transform philanthropy in Minnesota by growing charitable giving and moving more of it online. GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Many partners shape GiveMN to build upon Minnesota’s strong tradition of philanthropy, including: 3M Foundation, Blandin Foundation, Bush Foundation, Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Ecolab Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Greater Twin Cities United Way, HealthPartners, Initiative Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, The Mosaic Company, Northland Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, The Pentair Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, UCare, West Central Initiative Foundation, and individual donors from across Minnesota. For more information, visit www.GiveMN.org.
Bush Foundation, Greater Twin Cities United Way,
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation,
The Mosaic Company, Razoo Global Corporation, and Youthprise.