An Open Letter from Karen Beavor

GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor released this open letter to discuss and thank the sponsors, partners and collaboration that led to the success of Georgia Gives Day 2013.

November 14, 2013

GCN recognizes the critical role of nonprofits in creating thriving communities and that is why we feel so strongly about bringing greater public awareness to the work and worth of nonprofits, and about asking new donors to support that work in their own lives and communities. Georgia Gives Day is our beacon calling for people to join us in our work and contribute needed resources to accomplish that work. 

Yesterday, Georgians heard that message and replied, making the second annual Georgia Gives Day an inspiring day of awareness-building and fundraising for our state’s nonprofits. As the clock struck midnight, we broke all of last year’s records, bringing in $1,448,233 from 11,257 donations to 1,720 participating nonprofits statewide.  In fact, since we launched 13 months ago as a year-round giving platform, we have raised $2,352,153 for Georgia’s nonprofits.

And the giving continues! is open for donations year-round, and organizations that are not currently participating will be able to enroll shortly, and leverage this opportunity for end-of-year giving or as a platform to encourage people to support #GivingTuesday by giving locally.

Beyond the funds received, the Georgia Gives initiative is accomplishing something much more: it is proving the power of partnership through this uniquely massive collaboration between nonprofits, foundations, companies, government, and individuals who care. Through Georgia Gives Day, we have created a powerful annual giving movement in Georgia that will only continue to grow.

GCN is proud to lead this effort and, today, we want to express our deepest appreciation to the legion of committed partners who made it all possible:   

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I offer my heartfelt thanks to you all for helping to make it all possible.


Karen Beavor is the President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

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