The Give to the Max Day website is fully back – with $13M raised

Here's what's been going on with the Give to the Max Day website.
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It wasn't just you: The Give to the Max Day website was having issues most of Thursday.

But good news – the site was back to full functionality shortly before 4 p.m., with all the leaderboards, prize winners, and reporting numbers to keep track of everything that's happened.

The website – GiveMN.org – had to switch to a simpler, streamlined version around 8:15 a.m. Thursday because it was either slow loading, or not loading at all for people.

"We realize this has caused significant frustration for many donors and organizations," GiveMN said in a blog post, noting they made sure donations were still able to be made, and that they'll provide technical details about what happened later.

The organizers added: "And GiveMN is committed to making this right for nonrprofits and schools affected by this issue. We will be back in touch tomorrow with more details about how."

Even with the bumps in the road, money has been pouring in. As of about 4:45 p.m., the counter on the site had tallied more than $13 million raised.

Give to the Max Day is in its eighth year. In 2015 it raised more than $18 million for Minnesota charities and schools (just short of the all-time record of $18.3 million).

If you want an explanation of how it works, who gets the money, and improvements for 2016, check out this story.

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