Give to the Max Day is Nov. 16
From midnight Nov. 16 to midnight Nov. 17, donors can use the online donation feature to give to charities and leverage matching grants. Last year, donors gave more than $14 million to more than 3,000 Minnesota organizations. We raisedÂ more than $3,000, the most we have ever raised in from individual supporters. Thank you.
E-Democracy.org is among the organizations participating in the event, and we hope youâ€™ll take a few minutes to give.
Weâ€™ve made tremendous progress in the past year toward our Participation 3.0 goals (see story), but weâ€™ve only just begun to support communities that are interested in encouraging greater civic engagement online. Hereâ€™s how we plan to dedicate our resources in the next 12 months:
Goal 1: Engagement
- Expand number of local issues forums
- Improve online tools available for civic activities
- Expand online spaces for local engagement and problem-solving
- Use UK and New Zealand donations to support efforts specific to those countries (our grant funds have been restricted to the U.S.)
Goal 2: Active Citizenship
- Work to make local public meeting agendas and documents more accessible and interactive across the Internet
- Work with public agencies to use the Internet more to interact with the public
Goal 3: Effective Practices and Tools
- Encouraging government agencies to make public data available
- Using publicly available data as a tool to encourage civic engagement
- Neighborly, an open source coding project to help people connect with their nearest neighbors online, for various purposes
- DemocracyMap, a concept that involves creating a tool to look up information about who represents you and other relevant information for a jurisdiction by location or on a map
To donate on Give to the Max Day, visit the E-Democracy.org page.