Power of One Day FAQs


What is Power of One Day?

Power of One Day is Hamline’s second annual 24-hour giving event, which will take place on November 16, 2016. It is an opportunity to tell our story, support our students, and come together as a community. There are many fun surprises throughout the day, including opportunities to double the impact of your gift.

Why did Hamline host its own giving day instead of participating in Give to the Max Day?

Give to the Max Day is a great opportunity for small Minnesota nonprofits to raise funds and awareness for their missions. However, in recent years, GiveMN has increased their transaction fees and struggled with keeping their website functioning as a result of the large quantity of gifts they receive during that day. As a result, many universities and colleges are choosing to host their own events. 

While we encourage you to continue using Give to the Max Day to support your other favorite Minnesota nonprofits, we hope you’ll continue supporting Hamline on Power of One Day as we plan to continue to host our own event using our own technology. 

Why should I give on Power of One Day?

Your gift on Power of One Day sends a message that together, our community is able to accomplish great things. You’ll not only be investing in our students’ futures, but also in Hamline’s reputation. More than 20 challenges will help you maximize the impact of your gift. New this year: you'll be able to see the progress made toward challenges throughout the day. 

How do I participate?

On November 16, 2016, visit www.hamline.edu/OneDay to make your gift and be counted in the day’s totals. You may also make your gift via phone by calling 1-800-767-5585 and selecting option 1. 

Who can participate in Power of One Day?

Absolutely anyone can participate! Alumni, students, friends, parents, faculty, and staff are all welcome to make a gift as a part of the event. Any and all gifts made to Hamline on November 16 will be counted in the day’s totals. 

Can I make my gift to any area of the university?

Yes! One-hundred percent of your gift will go to the designation of your choosing. Feel free to designate your gift to any school, program, scholarship, team, or fund at Hamline. Just indicate on the giving form what you would like your gift to support.

Is donating through Hamline’s online gift form secure?

Yes! All payments are processed using a secure online portal.