GEORGIA’S BIGGEST DAY OF GIVING JUST GOT EVEN BIGGER.
Two of the fastest-growing giving movements of the past decade are now one, and every nonprofit in Georgia is invited to join. GAgives on #GivingTuesday offers every Georgia 501c3 the chance to be part of a worldwide end-of-year giving-season kickoff, and the tools to make it a revenue-generating success.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is proud to be creator and organizer of this initiative; since 2012, the annual GAgives campaign has advanced our mission of support for the organizations that create thriving communities throughout the state. We’re thrilled to welcome our newest partner and our returning friends, a true cross-sector coalition of supportive businesses, civic leaders, creative and media partners, all dedicated to raising money, awareness, and capacity for the Georgia’s nonprofits. Together, we've grown donation totals year over year to help raise more than $13 million from 70,000 donations, all going directly to 2,700 participating nonprofits.
The purpose of GAgives on #GivingTuesday is to empower all Georgia nonprofits to increase funds, gain new supporters, and raise awareness through one 24-hour state-wide marathon of giving. Bringing together thousands of the state’s charities on one full-featured online donation platform, GAgives.org, we make it easy for nonprofits to start raising money online, and easy for Georgians to discover them and donate directly.
Since 2012, we’ve been inviting every nonprofit in Georgia to take advantage of our free fundraising resources, including online tools, checklists, and webinars, as well as in-person forums and workshops featuring experts in online philanthropy, media engagement, and more. Adding to the support is our network of corporate, media, and grantmaking partners, who share the message, incentivize giving, and help make each year’s impact bigger than the last. The newest member of that network is #GivingTuesday; we're thrilled to be Georgia's organizing lead for the international movement that's become the 3rd biggest day of charitable giving in dollars raised – $180+ million last year alone.
Register your nonprofit, and you’ll have access to a wide array of resources developed here, and through the globe-spanning #GivingTuesday network, to help maximize your GAgives day total and your online fundraising efforts year-round.
ABOUT THE GEORGIA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS
GAgives is a collaboration of Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) in partnership with participating nonprofits, state agencies, corporations and businesses, associations, foundations, and public relations and advertising firms.
GCN’s vision is to build the country’s highest performing state-focused resource center, and to position Georgia as a national model for nonprofit excellence and achievement. GCN is on a journey inspired by our belief that nonprofits are essential components of a healthy democracy and thriving communities, and by our conviction that strong nonprofits working together can achieve anything they desire.
For over 20 years, GCN has served as a cornerstone of support for the Georgia nonprofit and philanthropic community by delivering a wide range of services and support. Our members span the nonprofit world in scale and scope—from international organizations to corporate philanthropies, foundations, and community initiatives. Together, we magnify our impact in powerful ways—supporting each other in our shared vision to improve the quality of life in our community and our state.
We are a statewide membership network of over a thousand organizations and 5,000 individuals dedicated to making a difference in our communities and our world, delivering critical tools, resources, services, and expertise to help them boost performance and maximize impact. We are the strongest advocate speaking up for Georgia nonprofits. We are a leading consultancy sharing expertise with hundreds of foundations, corporate philanthropies, and nonprofits every year.
ABOUT CLICK & PLEDGE
Click & Pledge provides the technology platform from which GAgives is launched and managed. Learn more about their nonprofit software and payment processing tools here.
MEDIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Patty Tucker | Deputy General Manager - Edelman
Sara Dever | Senior Account Executive - Edelman
Andrew Moon | Senior Account Executive - Edelman
Tyrene Hodge | Project Manager, Corporate Responsibility - Cox Enterprises
Patrick Scullin | Adman, Wordsmitty, Ames, Scullin O'Hare, Inc.
Burt Holland | Creative Partner - Encyclomedia
Bob Houghton | President – Georgia Association of Broadcasters
NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TASKFORCE
Here are the nonprofits who helped the Georgia Center for Nonprofits establish and propel the GAgives initiative throughout the state.