JMA client serving Minnesota veterans receives $2,750 in Walmart Community grants.

Ecolab awards $30,000 to JMA client training youth/young adults for IT careers in St. Paul.

JMA secures $275,000 from DEED Pathways to Prosperity for client training adults for IT careers.

JMA secures a $10,000 grant from Richard Schulze Family Foundation for a Charter School in Minneapolis.

The Schulze Family Foundation awards $10,000 to JMA client in IT workforce training for at-risk youth and minority communities in the Twin Cities area.

JMA client bridging career equity gaps through IT training awarded $20,000 from Travelers Foundation.

JMA client providing environmental protection and education was awarded $5,000 from the Poehler Stremel Charitable Trust.

MDVA awards $20,000 to JMA client serving Minnesota veterans.

JMA secures a $5,000 award from the Walser Foundation for client providing educational scholarships to minority students.

JMA client serving Minnesota veterans receives $5,000 from Frances Curran.

Otto Bremer Trust awards $25,000 to JMA client providing mental health and wrap around services to East Africans in the Twin Cities.

Boost Your Return


MAX-imize Donations

Keep more of your Give to the Max Day donations by processing transactions on your own website. GiveMN charges almost 7%, but PayPal only charges 2.2% plus $0.30 for each transaction if you register with them as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Contact us for information regarding implementing this into your website.


Crafting a Campaign

When crafting a campaign, develop a theme around a specific need. Here are some examples:

“Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help purchase Smart Boards for each classroom at our school.”

“Your donation will fund eye exams and glasses for kids who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.”

“Every $20 raised allows us to provide one hour of training for one dog to become a service animal.”

Follow these tips to ensure your campaign is successful.

  1. Create a strong message – Focus on a clear, consistent message (across channels and social platforms) that people care about: “Give to the Max – Impact a life forever, today.” 
  2. Make it easy to share – Create a shareable video that spotlights the impact, with links embedded to take viewers to your organization’s donate page. Or stage a YouTube donor takeover week of, directing every visitor to your organization’s donate page to schedule or make a gift from your homepage.
  3. Start early – Start promoting your Give to the Max day campaign early. Offer donors the chance to sign-up for a newsletter and other updates.
  4. Schedule gifts – Actively promote Give to the Max Day giving.
  5. Leverage matches – Recruit major donors or your board to set matching gifts and hype in your campaign.
  6. Leverage friend networks – Promote a peer-to-peer campaign. Create a branded template that allows supporters to create their own donation webpages to raise funds for you from their personal networks.
  7. Website/Social Media – Make a serious effort to improve your website and use social media channels more strategically.
  8. Thank donors!

Feeling overwhelmed? Click here to request a free one-hour consultation to see how JMA’s services can help your organization create a successful GTMD18 campaign.


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