People like to say that the Twin Cities have more nonprofits per capita than any other city in the US. Whether that’s true or not, the Twin Cities certainly have a strong reputation for their commitment to social services.

The holiday season is prime-time for philanthropy and service, hence November being dubbed “Nonprofit Awareness Month”. This also coincides with Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day on November 16. During that 24 hour period, many nonprofits will make arrangements to have gifts matched dollar for dollar, and some charities will be chosen to get $1,000 bonuses. The top grossing charities will receive additional $10,000 or $20,000 grants.

The minimum donation is $10. If you can’t swing the cash, you can always donate your time. Hands On Twin Cities has listings on pretty much every volunteer opportunity in town.

Anyone have any favorite nonprofits in town they’d like to suggest?