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We offer a full slate of training events, tools, and resources designed to help nonprofits tailor their GAgives on #GivingTuesday campaigns for maximum impact.

Participate in our sixth annual campaign, and the first GAgives on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017 -- and GAgives.org is also yours to use as a free, year-round fundraising platform for your organization. 

What to do now

1. Sign yourself (and your team) up to receive our GAgives communications. You'll then be subscribed to hear about the latest news, receive invites to training opportunities, hear about new prizes and partners, and benefit from campaign planning tips and timely reminders. Sign up now

2. Read our 2017 Roadmap, with a step-by-step guide to start planning for this year's campaign here.

2. Bookmark this page as your go-to place for live and online training opportunities (all free to participating nonprofits) and access to our on-demand webinar archive (below). To the right, you'll find quick links to key resources and articles featuring insights from experts and peers, along with articles highlighting past campaign successes and insights from peers and experts.
 

Live Training Events

Sept. 28, from 9am -12pm | Atlanta
GAgives on #GivingTuesday Campaign Kick-off Event 
This is a don't-miss event for GAgives campaign teams. Take part in our annual rally and photo shoot, followed by a deep dive into campaign staratgies and tactics led by peers and experts in a panel converation, followed by breakout sessions on building social buzz, optimizing your online presence, and developing challenge and matching grants to energize supporters and excite new donors.
Learn more & register here

 

Live Webinars

Webinars will be archived and available for on-demand viewing. (see next section below)

Sept. 21, from 2-2:30pm
Webinar: GAgives on #GivingTuesday: How to Get Started
Join Click & Pledge, our GAgives.org platform provider, to learn about the enrollment process to participate in this year's event. This webinar is for nonprofits who are new to GAgives and have NOT participated in past campaigns.
Register here

Oct. 5, from 2-2:30pm
Webinar: GAgives on #GivingTuesday: How to Optimize your Nonprofit’s Profile Page
Join Click & Pledge, our GAgives.org platform provider, to learn how to login and optimize your nonprofit's page. We will cover new features for 201, highlights of GAgives website, instructions on how to customize your profile, and additional resources, followed by a Q&A session.
Register here

Oct. 12. from 1-2pm
Webinar: GAGives and #GivingTuesday: Storytelling and Marketing
Join the GAgives and #GivingTuesday teams for a webinar about how these two campaigns are joining forces to make it a great day, and a great kickoff to the giving season, for your nonprofit. We'll review how to tell a great story and build your marketing for the big day. 
Register here

Nov. 2, from 1-2pm
Last Chance to get ready for a great GAgives on #GivingTuesday!
Even when Halloween is behind us, you can carry that sugar rush into November as we hit the four-week countdown to the launch of the giving season—starting with GAgives on #GivingTuesday. In this webinar, we'll review the last-minute strategies you can focus on now to make it a successful fundraiser for your nonprofit.
Register here

 

On-Demand Webinars

Get Ready for GAgives on #GivingTuesday (2017)
A review of GAgives must-knows and overview of the history and growth of #GivingTuesday, best practices around goal setting, building an ambassador corps, and case studies from past successful campaigns. This webinar is for nonprofit leaders and development staff thinking about participating in this year's campaign or looking for a jumpstart to the new opportunities presented by our partnership with #GIvingTuesday. 
View webinar and download presentation slides

GAgives: How to Prepare your Profile Page and Giving Day Platform Overview (2016)
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How to Boost Your Nonprofit's GAgives Social Presence (2016)
Alex Brizzi, a digital specialist from Edelman Atlanta, shares tips on how to use social media effectively for your GAgives campaign.
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Lessons Learned: How GAgives campaigns leveraged incentives to maximize giving (2016)
Learn about how your nonprofit can set up a Max My Gift Challenge to excite donors with matching and challenge gifts, and hear from three organizations who leveraged the program to boost their results: Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, and Enduring Hearts.
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Getting Found: Creating a compelling GAgives profile (2015)
Learn how to boost profile searchability, make your profile more compelling with storytelling, set up the giving menu board to boost donations, use photos and videos, and add your own challenge or matching gift incentives.
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Maximize your GAgives Donations: How to leverage end-of-year giving and challenge gifts (2015)
Understand how to leverage your end-of-year campaign to activate even more donors to your cause and how to create your own donor challenges and organize games to make your promotions fun, exciting, and engaging to both your traditional supporters and new audiences.
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Creative Gives Day Campaigns (2014)
This session takes a look at some of the most creative campaign ideas from GAgives and others across the country. If you are looking for unique ways to stand out, this is an opportunity to see what has worked for other organizations, large and small.
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Effective GAgives Day Email Campaigns (2014)
This session covers how to create a strategy that will excite and engage your supporters.
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Getting Eyeballs on Your Cause: Nonprofit resources for GAgives and beyond (2014)
Whether your organization needs to promote fundraising activities and events or raise public awareness about an issue, these advertising programs provide an opportunities to help you reach maximum public exposure on digital billboards, radio, and local television. 
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If your nonprofit has participated in past years, and already has an active profile page on GAgives.org, you're all set! 

If not, register here by October 1st to participate in our 2017 campaign, and to use GAgives.org as a free, year-round fundraising platform.

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Nonprofit Toolkit
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Your GAgives on #GivingTuesday 2017 Roadmap
A good place to start your planning with a list of to-dos.

Strategies to Maximize your Georgia Gives Day Campaign
Our 2016 training event featured a panel discussion and breakout sessions with experts and peers on attracting new donors, leveraging incentive funds, and social media strategies. Read top takeaways

Georgia Gives Day 2015: Bringing our state together

Kanter's Strategies for Giving Day Success, Part 1 and Part 2
Evergreen startegies and tactics from a giving day expert.

Georgia Gives Day 2014: Greater Campaigns Mean Greater Giving

How Nonprofits Powered Their Own Gives Day Success

Into The Vortex: A Support Model for Activating Your Cause Champions Online

Where The Donors Are