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As Georgia’s #GivingTuesday organizer and champion, GCN is here to support your success! We’ll help your nonprofit get ready with timely planning tips, free training events, on-demand webinars, online support, campaign graphics, and more.KICKOFF EVENTKICK

Join thousands of fellow Georgia nonprofits – and orgnizations worldwide – coming together for the next annual day of generosity: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 

You are welcome to use GAgives.org as a year-round fundraising platform for your organization. (Learn more here.) Or, run your campaign using a donation platform of your choice. 

Either way, GCN is here to help. Be sure to sign up to receive notice of our complimentary training opportunities, new resources, and timely tips to help ready your team for the big day. And tap into the many resources highlighted to the right, and below!

 

KICKOFF EVENT

August 17 from 8:45am - Noon | Atlanta
GAgives on #GivingTuesday 2018 Kickoff

Join us for a keynote from #GivingTuesday’s community lead, Jamie McDonald, highlighting winning campaigns from around the world, plus panel discussions on campaign planning, strategies, and tactics from some of Georgia’s own top-performing campaigns. Start the day at our spirited rally in Woodruff Park, and you’ll be in the running to win $500 for your nonprofit!

 

WEBINAR EVENTS

July 25 from 11:00 - Noon | Online

GAgives.org 2018 Jumpstart: Planning Tips & New Features

Start your campaign strong with early planning tips and platform updates from GAgives.org trainer Susan Higgs of Click&Pledge to learn about the new feature enhancements available for nonprofits campaigning via GAgives.org, including Video Fundraising with pledgeTV, Facebook Ads, and customizable donation pages. Susan will also be covering small tasks that you can do now to make things easier this fall, and how to get help when you need it!

 

ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

COMING IN AUGUST: GAgives.org 2018 Jumpstart: Planning Tips & New Features

Last-minute strategies to get ready for a great GAgives on #GivingTuesday (2017)
Even with Halloween 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. We'll review the last-minute strategies you can focus on now to make it a successful fundraiser for your nonprofit.
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GAgives and #GivingTuesday: Storytelling and Marketing (2017)
A review of how to tell a great story and build your marketing for the big day. 
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GAgives on #GivingTuesday: How to Optimize your Nonprofit’s Profile Page (2017)
Click & Pledge, our GAgives.org platform provider, explains how to login and optimize your nonprofit's page, covering new features, highlights of GAgives website, instructions on how to customize your profile, and additional resources.
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GAgives on #GivingTuesday: How to Get Started (2017)
Click & Pledge, our GAgives.org platform provider, explains 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.
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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. 
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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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CONNECT

Sign up to receive GAgives communications to support your campaign with event invites, timely tips, prize announcements, and more.

Join our private Facebook group for participating nonprofits to ask questions, share ideas, and connect with fellow campaigners.

Follow our blog for updates and insights.

Follow @GAgives on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to participate in the community conversation.

Follow @GAnonprofits on Facebook and Twitter for campaign support, along with sector news and insight.

Need assistance? GCN's GAgives team is here to help. Contact us.


PARTICIPATE

Join us for next GAgives on #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27, 2018. 

Registration is open to build a profile and ecommerce account on GAgives.org, which you also use as a year-round fundrasing platform. If your nonprofit has participated in past years and already has an active profile page on GAgives.org, you're all set!

Or, use your own donation platform and sign up to receive GAgives communications to take advantage of our free resources, training, and support.

 

TAP INTO TOOLS
AND RESOURCES

Nonprofit Toolkit
STAND BY: 2018 TOOLS ARE COMING SOON!
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GAIN INSIGHT FROM
OUR REPORTING

Sign up for communications and follow the GCN blog for the latest insights.

A six-month planner for #GivingTuesday campaigns
Straight from the #GivingTuesday team, these month-by-month steps will ease your campaign planning and help prepare you for the big day.

Summertime is the right time: Jumpstart your GAgives on #GivingTuesday campaign planning with these four tips.
For orgs with GAgives.org profiles and accounts, this post from platform host Click&Pledge is packed with useful updates and opportunities.

Power Shift: The #GivingTuesday founder on the "new power" principles transforming philanthropy
The potential of new power, its role in the rise of #GivingTuesday, and how nonprofits can use it to mobilize supporters and teams

Campaign kickoff tips from GAgives vets
Highlights from our 2017 panel discussion with experts and top campaigners.

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. 

Georgia Gives Day 2015: Bringing our state together

Kanter's Strategies for Giving Day Success, Part 1 and Part 2
Evergreen strategies 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