Thanks for Getting Away with Us

  • November 19, 2018
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  • Danielle Jackson

Give to the Max Day Getaway

Last Thursday, we celebrated Give to the Max Day in a somewhat unconventional way: with a happy hour. If you’re not familiar with Give to the Max Day, it’s a state-wide day of giving for in Minnesota that often involves extensive marketing and elaborate campaigns. Instead of vying for attention among every other nonprofit and school in the state, we decided to take the day to step back and deepen our relationships.

Casual events like our Give to the Max Day Getaway at 56 Brewing are important to us because they give us a chance to build partnerships, which are the foundation of all our work. As we look into 2019, we want to continue to that—and host events! With your support, our events can get bigger and better, and our partnerships will, too.

At this gathering, we brought together former, current and future members, partners and board members to get to know one another. Supporters of all our programs were able to reminisce about projects they’ve been involved with, while also looking ahead and discussing ideas for what we all should work on next. We’ve always said people drive our work, and that was clear at this event. We also always love the chance to unwind among friends after a long day.

If you were able to join us, thank you! We appreciated you taking time out of your day to spend time with us, and we hope we’ll see you at more events like this in the future. If you weren’t able to come to this event, we hope to see you at the next one.

Support More Events Like This

Whether you were able to join us for our Getaway or not, we hope you’ll consider becoming a member of Environmental Initiative today to continue to support our work. Your membership will give you access to more events like the Give to the Max Day Getaway, where you can network with environmental professionals in business, government and nonprofits. Membership also provides you with the opportunity to join us at our other events at a reduced rate. If you become a member between now and December 31, your impact will be doubled by a dollar-for-dollar matching gift from our current and past Board of Directors, up to $20,000.

In addition, as a member, you’ll get even more input into what we do next—want more networking happy hours? Would you rather have brunch with us? What else does your membership support? Feel free to email Sacha Seymour-Anderson or call  at 612-334-3388 ext. 8108 with any questions you have. Membership opportunities are available for individuals and organizations.