Georgia Gives Day
About Georgia Gives Day
The mission of Georgia Gives Day is to inspire individuals to donate to participating nonprofits with the goal of raising as much money as possible within a 24-hour period. GAgivesday.org makes donating easy by organizing hundreds of nonprofits across the state onto one website, providing the information people need to select a cause or charity of their choice, and enabling online donations by credit card or e-check.
Georgia Gives Day collectively raised $782,225 in a single day of giving on December 6, 2012. Participants visited www.GAgivesday.org and gave to a nonprofit of their choosing.
The website www.GAgives.org continues to operate as an all-year-round giving platform enabling the public to find the nonprofits that they wish to donate to and provides those nonprofits with a powerful fundraising tool to increase their development capacity. To date the website has garnered $850,000 of collective giving for participating nonprofits.
Any state registered, Georgia based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is eligible to participate. There is no set-up fee to participate. Nonprofits enroll through a simple online registration form and receive an individual merchant account for donations to be directly deposited into the nonprofit's bank account. A low credit/debit card transaction fee has been negotiated by GCN for all participating nonprofits (2.85% for MasterCard/VISA/Discover qualified cards).