How do individuals make donations on

Thank you for your generosity and for using to make gifts to your favorite nonprofits and schools!

You can make a gift from any internet-enabled device, including your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Here are the steps to complete your gift:

1. Visit

2. In the yellow Search box, enter the name, keyword, city, or ZIP code of your favorite organization.

3. In the search results, find the nonprofit or school page you wish to give to and click anywhere on their image, name, or description.

4. Once you arrive on a donation page, locate the Donate area on the right and click the round button next to the amount you wish to give. If you don't see your intended amount listed, click the round button next to "Other" and enter your intended donation amount.

5. Once you've selected your donation amount, click the green "Donate" button.

6. Fill in your first name, last name, email address, postal address that accompanies the card you're using to give. GiveMN accepts any Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit cards.

7. You may choose to make your gift anonymously and your personal information will not be shared with the organization to which you're giving.

8. You may choose to enter a memorial/ tribute/ dedication to which you'd like to dedicate your donation (for whomever or whatever you'd like to give in honor of).

9. Select whether you would like to pay the 6.9% processing fee on behalf of your organization, or if you would like the organization to pay that fee instead.

10. Once you've entered your contact information, click the green "Continue" button.

11. You don't have a giving card, you can skip over the "Redeem GiveMN Giving Codes" area (If you do have one, enter your code here). You don't need any special codes to donate on

12. Enter your credit or debit card number without any dashes or spaces.

13. Enter your card's verification code. If you're using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card, this is the small three-digit code found on the back of your card. If you're using an American Express card, this is the small four-digit code found on the front of your card.

14. Select the expiration month and year as printed on your card.

15. Once you've entered your payment details, click the green "Submit Donation" button.

16. After a few seconds, you'll see a confirmation message and a thank you greeting from your organization. You're all done!

17. Watch your email inbox for your receipt, documenting your tax-deductible gift, and containing a confirmation code and contact information that you can use to reach GiveMN if you have any questions.

18. If you'd like, tell your family and friends (in person, via email, or social media) that you supported a great cause and encourage them to do the same!

Thank you for your generosity to your Minnesota community!

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