Rules & Awards

Awards

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington is offering several incentives to inspire nonprofit and donor participation in the day of giving. Nonprofits must be registered for Give to the Max Day in order to win an award. The deadline for registration is November 4th.

Award winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on November 10.

Grand Awards

One of each of the following awards will be given to the nonprofits that raise the most dollars and garner the most donations.

Most Dollars Raised
  • Grand Award – $25,000
  • Second Place Award – $10,000
  • Third Place Award – $5,000
  • Fourth Place Award – $2,500
  • New Year Award (12th place
    for 2012) – $2,500
  • Obama Award (44th place for
    the 44th president) – $2,500
Most Donors
  • Grand Award – $25,000
  • Second Place Award – $10,000
  • Third Place Award – $5,000
  • Fourth Place Award – $2,500
  • New Year Award (12th place
    for 2012) – $2,500
  • Obama Award (44th place for
    the 44th president) – $2,500

Golden Tickets

$1,000 for 10 hours starting at 2 p.m. and ending at midnight, awarded to the nonprofit that garners the most individual donors each hour.

Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Awards

Awards for nonprofits under $1 million in revenue for the most individual donors:

  • Grand Award – $10,000
  • Second Place – $5,000
  • Third Place – $3,000
  • Fourth Place – $2,000
  • Fifth Place – $1,000

Care2 Fundraiser Challenge

Every cause has individual champions, people who love their nonprofit and fundraise for them. Whether it's a board member or a free agent, these individuals can compete to win awards for their favorite nonprofits, too, by garnering the most individual donors.

  • Grand Prize – $10,000
  • Second Place – $5,000
  • Third Place – $1,000

There are still opportunities for area businesses and foundations to sponsor matching grants and Give to the Max Day Awards. These monies may support individual category awards (such as health or environment), and provide "Golden Ticket" awards for hourly successes as well as increase the larger Grand Prize pool with additional awards. Contact geoff@razoo.com if you would like more information.

Rules

Who can participate in Give to the Max Day?

Anyone can give. Donations made through the Razoo site to nonprofit organizations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only.

What organizations are eligible to receive donations and Give to the Max Day prizes?

Regional or national nonprofit organizations serving the local community are eligible to receive donations and prize grants. National nonprofits must have a fundraiser or project page for Give to the Max Day that clearly states how their monies will be used locally, and that the funds are restricted for local use. Any organization--with the exception of churches, mosques or temples--classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) is eligible. If you do not see your organization listed in our database, please contact us at np@razoo.com.

Only organizations providing services in the greater Washington area are eligible for the awards. Please note that private non-operating foundations cannot receive donations through Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, or Razoo.com, and are not eligible for awards.

How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington will pass on the cost of credit card transaction fees to the nonprofit organizations. This low, flat rate of 2.9% will be subtracted from the nonprofit’s donation check. We are able to offer this great low rate thanks to Razoo’s partnership with U.S. Bank, which waives select fees associated with processing credit and debit cards.

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no fee for an organization to participate in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington.

Is there a minimum donation?

The minimum donation on Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington is $10.

Is there a maximum donation?

There is no maximum donation limit on Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington.

Is there a limit to the amount an organization can receive on Give the Max Day?

There is no maximum to the amount an organization may receive.

How can an organization receive donations?

If your nonprofit is already listed in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington on Razoo.com, you don’t need to do anything. If you are not listed in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington on Razoo.com, please email np@razoo.com.

How will an organization know who has donated to them?

Organizations who have registered with Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington on Razoo can track donations in real time online. To request administrative rights go to Razoo.com, look for the green “Are you a nonprofit?” button and click “Get Started.”

If I am unsatisfied with my donation, can I get a refund?

No. All donations made through Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington are final and non-refundable in accordance with the Terms of Use found on Razoo.com.

What is a unique donor?

A unique donor refers to a person who makes a donation to a nonprofit on Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. One of the goals of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington is to attract new donors to nonprofits. Each person will be counted once in our “total donors” tally that will be updated every 30 minutes on the Give to the Max Day landing page. If one person makes donations to multiple organizations, they will be counted once per organization on the leader boards.

Can I give multiple times to help my organization win?

Yes and no.

Yes, each time you give you have a chance to win the Grand Award for most dollars raised. If an hourly Golden Ticket drawing occurs, you may be able to help your nonprofit earn an extra $1,000 prize.

No, giving multiple times to your favorite donation will not help them climb up the leader board to win the grand prize for most donations. That leader board tracks each individual – or unique donor – who gives to that organization.

Which organizations are eligible for the prizes in the Greater Washington Region?

Give to the Max Day is using the definition of "Greater Washington" to include: Prince George's, Montgomery, Charles, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Washington, DC to determine the Grand Prize region. Zip codes are used to qualify organizations. An organization’s mailing address, as it appears on their 990 tax return, determines their zip code. National nonprofits can only participate with local projects that restrict funds for local use.

The Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington organizing committee, consisting of the Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, United Way of the National Capital Area, and Razoo, can modify any restrictions or conditions if in the sole judgment of the committee, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.

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Washington Nationals Tickets

In addition to helping support local nonprofits, those who donate to the Dream Foundation or any organization taking part in “Give to the Max Day” will be given access to discounted Nationals tickets for the 2012 season.

Golden Ticket Winners

For 10 hours starting at 2 p.m. and ending at midnight, a Give to the Max Day: Golden Ticket Award for $1000 will be given to the nonprofit that garners the most individual donors each hour.