GAgives on #GivingTuesday: Our state’s annual giving day is November 27, 2018
ATLANTA – November 1, 2018. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, GAgives on #GivingTuesday will present Georgians with an easy but powerful way to keep the season of thanks going: a day to give generously to Georgia’s nonprofits, and show their love for the communities and individuals they work to strengthen.
This Nov. 27, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), as state organizing lead, prepares to field our second campaign unifying GAgives with the global #GivingTuesday initiative, following up a record-setting 2017 event that raised $6.8 million for 3,000 Georgia nonprofits, and building on the year-over-year growth of both movements.
“GCN is honored to have led the state’s giving movement with the launch of GAgives in 2012, and we’re excited to continue strengthening it through our #GivingTuesday partnership, inspiring more Georgians than ever to recognize nonprofits, share their worth, and give back,” said Karen Beavor, GCN President and CEO.
The campaign hub at GAgives.org brings together 3,000 of our state’s charities, making it easy for Georgians to select a cause that matters to them, learn about the work of individual nonprofits, and donate directly to them. Everyone is invited to give on Nov. 27, and to inspire further donations by making their efforts known on social media with the tags #GAgives and #GivingTuesday.
Founded by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in more than 150 countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
About GAgives on #GivingTuesday
Since 2012, the annual GAgives campaign has raised more than $21 million from 90,000 gifts, all directly benefiting 3,000 nonprofits across the state. Led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the GAgives initiative welcomes every Georgia-registered nonprofit to participate, whether they raise funds through GAgives.org, the online fundraising platform hosted by GCN, or another donation platform. Each year, GCN provides training opportunities, resources, tools, communications, and an online forum to support nonprofit campaign planning. We also rely on the generosity of our partners – from corporate and foundation sponsors to creative and media partners – to field the annual campaign that raises awareness and support for nonprofits.
About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits builds thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia. Learn more at gcn.org.