ATLANTA, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ready for the fifth annual Georgia Gives Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016? This state-wide online fundraiser drives awareness and donations for nonprofits across Georgia, encouraging residents to come together for a 24-hour flash mob of giving.
Since the inaugural event in 2012, Georgia Gives Day has activated more than 54,000 donors, who have given upwards of $9 million to support more than 2,400 organizations across the state. Donors can give directly to nonprofits on Georgia Gives Day—or any day of the year—through GAgives.org by selecting the organization of their choice, or searching for the cause or locale closest to their hearts.
"We're ecstatic that, year after year, Georgia Gives Day continues to break fundraising records in support of nonprofits across the state," said Karen Beavor, president and CEO of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), the organization responsible for envisioning, launching, and leading the annual day of giving. "One of our top goals at GCN is bringing more attention and support to the fantastic work nonprofits do in Georgia—and there are so many worthy local causes to support. Georgia Gives Day makes it easy for people to help their communities thrive with just a few clicks."
Georgia Gives Day is also a popular way for nonprofits to engage new supporters and energize existing donors. According to a survey of all donors who participated in Georgia Gives Day 2015, nearly one in ten were making their first-ever donation to a nonprofit, 14 percent were giving to a new nonprofit, and 21 percent donated more than they had planned to give.
Georgia Gives Day 2016 will once again feature a host of prize competitions throughout the day—including subsector-specific giveaways and "power hour" bonuses—giving nonprofits more bang for their campaign investment. Stay tuned for more information on these and other initiatives, made possible through the generous support of GCN's corporate and foundation partners.
All nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) designation are invited to participate, free of charge, by registering on GAgives.org no later than October 1. Learn more by visiting GAgives.org, and keep up with the latest Georgia Gives Day news, tools, and how-tos on gcn.org/georgia-gives-day/resources, through the Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/GAgivespeerlearning, on the official Facebook page at facebook.com/gagives, and via our @GAGives Twitter feed.
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.
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SOURCE Georgia Center for Nonprofits