I spent last weekend glued to the television and radio, listening to the terrible news of the attack on Paris on Friday, November 13. I am horrified by the brutality of those attacks. I cannot imagine the terror people felt during these attacks and the loss felt in its aftermath. I, like many of you, am consumed with feelings of anger and fear.
Four years ago, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits launched an ambitious start-up: Georgia Gives Day, an online giving platform created to spark a statewide giving movement, mobilizing organizations, businesses, government agencies, and citizens to raise awareness and support for our communities’ nonprofits. Today, we can celebrate how far we have come, working together in the spirit of this year’s theme, “For the Greater Good.”
Shortly after Governor Deal made his official proclamation of the fourth Georgia Gives Day on Nov. 12, 2015 -- as he's done each year since it began in 2012 -- NOW asked him to share why he was one of the original supporters of our state's own giving initiative.