Mark Your Calendar – Give to the Max Day 2013 is on November 14

Give to the Max Day 2013 - Achieve Services, Inc.

Achieve Services, Inc. will be participating in Give to the Max Day 2013 which takes place on November 14, 2013. Powered by GiveMN.org and Razoo, Give to the Max Day asks Minnesotans to demonstrate their generosity by donating to their favorite charities and schools. Give to the Max Day has broke records in philanthropic giving each of the past four years with over $16 million raised last year alone.

As a participating nonprofit, Achieve has the opportunity to procure prize grants and donors have the opportunity to win a “Golden Ticket,” meaning $1,000 will be added to their donation amount. There is also the opportunity to offer matching grants, which would encourage donors to give more by setting aside a pot of money that Achieve only receives if we hit a determined goal.

This year fundraising is more important than ever for Achieve with impending legislation that threatens to drastically reduce the funding that our programs receive. Currently, over 90% of Achieve’s operating budget comes from government sources. Our goal is to reduce that percentage significantly in the coming years and reduce our dependence on an unreliable and unpredictable legislature. In order to do so, we need your help.

Here is what you can do:

1) “Like” Achieve on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and bookmark our GiveMN Page.

2) In the weeks leading up to Give to the Max Day on November 14, share with your friends that you support Achieve Services, Inc. and plan to donate. Here are some sample messages:

For Facebook:

Give to the Max Day is on November 14, 2013 and this year I’ll be donating to Achieve Services to help them grow job opportunities for people with disabilities. Join me, won’t you? http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices

Hey guys, an awesome nonprofit I support needs our help! Achieve Services is raising money on Give to the Max Day to support their job programs for adults with disabilities. Will you consider making a donation? Anything helps! http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices

Today is Give to the Max Day and there is no better way to make a difference than by donating to Achieve Services to help support job programs for adults with disabilities. $10? $20? $200? Anything makes a difference. http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices

For Twitter:

Give to the Max Day is November 14 and this year I support @AchieveServices. Make a donation to help them: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices #GTMD13

Donate to @AchieveServices on #GTMD13 and help them grow job programs for adults with disabilities. Anything helps! http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices

Via E-Mail:

Hello Friends and Family!

An awesome nonprofit that I support needs our help! Achieve Services, Inc. develops job programs and diverse employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. They are participating in Give to the Max Day on November 14, 2013 to raise money to support their programs. This year they are at risk of losing some of their government funding, so they need donors to step up more than ever!

Visit their page today and schedule a donation for November 14: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Achieveservices

Thanks for your help!

3) Consider offering a matching gift if you have the means. Contact Alex Carlson if you would like to set up a matching gift and your donation will only be accepted when donors step up and give an amount specified by you. (Example: You will give an additional $2,000 if individual donors raise that amount by 3:00pm on the 14th).

If you have other ideas on how to make Give to the Max Day 2013 a success, please let us know! We thank you for your support!