Why Georgia Gives Day?


Whether you know it or not, you live your life in nonprofits. From the hospitals where we are born, to the day care centers, schools and colleges that educate us. From the clubs, sports leagues and cultural institutions that entertain us, to the religious institutions we worship in. From the invisible impact of groups working on literacy, hunger, blight, disease, disability and job development, to programs that train our doctors and police and rally volunteer firefighters, to groups that fight for our voice and for justice. From the preservation of our green spaces and great places, to parks and paths, farmers markets and pet adoption, hospice providers and historic cemeteries.

Whether you have ever given a dime or a minute of time, your life has been affected by the work of a nonprofit. Now, we are creating an opportunity for everyone, in every corner of the state, to support the causes that make Georgia great.

Georgians are generous people. So many of us give to and volunteer in causes and yet, there are many of us who simply are not asked directly to give or to volunteer. Others want to give but are not sure what nonprofit to support, or don’t know exactly what their donation might do to make a difference.


Georgia Gives Day is an initiative that has been co-created by the nonprofit sector itself. It doesn’t support one cause or one locale – it’s all of us in the state’s nonprofit sector pulling together to ask you to stop and consider your life and your community without nonprofits. How much less connected, less vibrant, less interesting and less supported would our communities be without them? 

Georgia Gives Day is really about us all – it’s about everyone pulling together to support the organizations and causes right in our own backyards and across the state that have been a part of our lives since day one.
So, we are asking all Georgians, on November 13th, to give a little and share a little so that, together, we can do a lot for the causes that we all care about. Whether you have $10 or $10,000 to give, it all adds up to greater impact on the issues that support and enrich our lives and make our local communities thrive.


About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits


Georgia Gives Day is a collaboration of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) in partnership with participating nonprofits, state agencies, corporations and businesses, associations, foundations and public relations and advertising firms.
 
GCN’s vision is to build the country’s highest performing state-focused resource center, and to position Georgia as a national model for nonprofit excellence and achievement. GCN is on a journey inspired by our belief that nonprofits are essential components of a healthy democracy and thriving communities, and by our conviction that strong nonprofits working together can achieve anything they desire. 
 
We are a community of over 1,200 organizations and 5,000 individuals dedicated to making a difference in our communities and our world. We deliver the critical tools, resources, services, and expertise to boost performance and maximize impact. We are the strongest advocate speaking up for Georgia nonprofits. We are a leading consultancy sharing expertise with hundreds of foundations, corporate philanthropies, and nonprofits every year. We rank among the top state associations in the country.
 
For over 20 years, The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has served as a cornerstone of support for the Georgia nonprofit and philanthropic community by delivering a wide range of services and support. Our members span the nonprofit world in scale and scope—from international organizations to corporate philanthropies, foundations, and community initiatives. Together, we magnify our impact in powerful ways—supporting each other in our shared vision to improve the quality of life in our community and our state.


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Media Advisory Committee

Ed Patterson- Senior Director of Public Affairs for Cox Enterprises
Jessica Laiti- Corporate Responsibility Specialist For Cox Enterprises
Michele Blondheim- Director of Community Relations AutoTrader.com


Nonprofit Leadership Taskforce

Here are the nonprofits who helped the Georgia Center for Nonprofits propel the Georgia Gives Day initiative throughout the state.