If you're in MN, surely at least 10 of your Facebook friends have been shilling for their favorite NPO recently, encouraging you to make all your donations through GiveMN.org on November 17th (that's tomorrow). The reason for all the shilling? November 17th is Give to the Max Day, a "giving stimulus plan created to increase giving to non profits across Minnesota on November 17, 2009." The goal is to raise as much money as possible for Minnesota charities in 24 hours, and to that end, three major MN foundations have contributed $500,000 to cover all transaction fees and to provide partial matches for every dollar donated (the match amount will depend on the total donations for the day).
Cool idea, right? If you were planning to make donations before the end of the year anyway, do it tomorrow and stretch your dollars further.