Give to Lincoln Day: HearNebraska, orchestras among charities

If you like on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, you have to know it’s Give to Lincoln Day.

It’s a big day for Lincoln nonprofits, including

“What is Give to Lincoln Day?” Well, dear reader, nonprofit groups sign up to be a part of the day. You donate your money, and a matching grant of $200,000 will be handed out proportionally to each organization. (So, if $1 million total is raised today, every group would get an extra $1 in matching money for each $5 it raised. Math!).

Also pretty neat: the top five nonprofits will get an extra $1,000. There’s also a “power hour” between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The top three nonprofits during that time will each receive $1,000.

You can check out the nonprofits and donate here.

All of the nonprofits participating are deserving, but music lovers should note that, of the 254 charitable organizations, several dozen are music and arts groups.

As of this writing, is ranked No. 3 with $3,753 raised. So far, more than 2,000 donors have given more than $630,000 to all of the nonprofits.

If you want to give to, they have a pretty neat incentive: Every increment of $10 donated gets you once chance to win a custom turntable. They also have some vinyl from local artists.

Also of note: Next Wednesday (May 22) is Omaha Gives!, a similar event with a $500,000 matching donation and $10,000 donations for the top three nonprofits. Maha Music Festival is among the participating groups. Maha, and the OEAAs are putting on a free showcase at Slowdown that night as well. Event info here.



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