Similar to some prominent, national philanthropic efforts such as Kiva.org and DonorsChoose.org, which employ elements of “crowdsourcing” to raise funds for nonprofits, the Minnesota Community Foundation launched GiveMN.org and the annual “Give to the Max Day” event in 2009. The goal was to increase overall giving in Minnesota and move more of it online. The site features every Minnesota nonprofit and offers new ways for donors to support causes that they care about. The foundation also provides training to nonprofits on using GiveMN.org for online fundraising, and shares resources and knowledge through social networks and blogs. GiveMN.org and Give to the Max Day have helped raise more than $66 million for thousands of nonprofits since they were launched.