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Donate on Nov. 16 – Give to the Max Day in Minnesota – Help Build Inclusive Local Community that Works for All

Written by Steven Clift

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The third annual Give to the Max Day is Wednesday, November 16.  More than 42,000 donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave over $10 million to Minnesota charities on Give to the Max Day last year.

These past couple years we’ve worked hard at inclusive outreach. We focused our 2010 efforts on the low income, high immigrant, highly diverse neighborhoods of Cedar Riverside in Minneapolis and Frogtown in Saint Paul. Your support is helping make this progress possible.

“E-Democracy.org has been our platform to talk to each other and raise our issues with government officials. Without this forum, our voices in our neighborhood would have been silent. I thank all the volunteers and the management of E-Democracy for giving me and others in Cedar Riverside the chance to air our ideas and concerns…”
—Cedar Riverside forum member

“When I reach out to communities where I’d be seen as foreign, perhaps we can all be seen as part of the same struggle to make a better community—that may be where we find commonality… I don’t have to be a Black person to relate to a Black person. We can have conversations about what’s affecting our community and what we can do together to change.”
—Frogtown outreach staff member

“Segregation—whether cultural or economic—contributes to the silence, and the lack of sense of community.”
—Cedar Riverside Forum member

In 2011, we expanded our efforts to start several new forums in the urban core. In addition to recruiting new volunteers across almost all of St. Paul, we had special efforts in Phillips and Powderhorn in Minneapolis.

We  have just opened or are recruiting to open new forums in these neighborhoods:

Minneapolis

  • Audubon Park
  • East Harriet
  • Kingfield
  • Linden Hills
  • Loring Park
  • Near North Heritage Park

Saint Paul

  • Como
  • Dayton’s Bluff
  • Mac Groveland
  • North End
  • Summit Hill
  • Summit University-Rondo
  • Union Park (Merriam Pk +)
  • West 7th Fort Road
  • West Side

And just this fall we are revitalizing our efforts in northeast Minnesota with the Cass Lake Leech Lake forum and their majority Native American community.

We’ve never had this many new forums in the pipeline in our organization’s history.

As an E-Democracy forum member, you there are two ways you can help us build on these efforts to invite your neighbors—whatever their national or racial origins may be—to have a voice through the E-Democracy Forums!

 

Make a Donation on Give to the Max Day—November 16!
Your contribution of any amount—$25, $50, $100 or more—will help advance our work for inclusive civic engagement and can be amplified to increase your giving impact to the E-Democracy:

Win a Golden Ticket! $1,000 will be given to a random donor’s nonprofit of choice every hour.  You could be that donor!  You can log on to E-Democracy’s donation page as early as 12 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, or make several donations throughout the day for more chances to win.

NEW THIS YEAR!  $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 prize grants will be awarded to the top three small nonprofit organizations—with budgets under $750,000—which receive the most dollars on Give to the Max Day.

 

Join the E-Democracy 2011 Team Challenge!
We’re building out a team of volunteer Forum Managers and ardent supporters to help us on Give to the Max Day. Join your Forum Manager’s team or create a team of your own!

Our goal is to raise $500 for each forum. 80% of the funds raised will be dedicated to outreach in that forum’s neighborhood. Donations from multiple team members raising funds for the same forum will be combined. Dollars will be spent on further outreach as determined by the Forum Manager and E-Democracy.org and must be spent in 2012.


Visit E-Democracy’s donation page now to learn more about E-Democracy’s inclusive outreach work.

Please make a donation of $10, $25, $50, $100 or more in support of E-Democracy!

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