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What happens when you combine great social media tools, a little bit of marketing, and the energy of hundreds of nonprofit organizations? 42,596 donors in 24 hours! We were amazed and humbled by the response this week to our second Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.

Philanthropy is flat. Not in the sense of donation volume – although that is sadly true. But, “flat” in the Thomas Friedman/globalization sense.

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Kevin R. Webb
Rick Martinez
Dien S. Yuen
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Erica Wood
Daniel Kaufman
Susan Hoechstetter
David Matthew
Kathryn Merchant
Tony Macklin
Mark Neithercut
Kate Levin Markel
Lee Rainie
Jeff Pryor
Robert S. Collier
Phil Buchanan
Allison Lugo Knapp
Lucas Orwig
Roger Doughty
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Jacob Gayle
Renee Branch
Elizabeth Douglass
Lance E. Lindblom and Laura Shaffer Campos
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Diana Campoamor
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Darryl Lester
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Diane Melley
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Robert Giloth
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John Feather
Microsoft Citizenship Team
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