On Tuesday, November 27, Georgians will show their support for the work and worth of nonprofits during the seventh annual Georgia Gives on #GivingTuesday. From midnight to midnight, donors statewide are encouraged to visit GAgives.org and give to their favorites of more than 3,000 participating nonprofits. Causes represent the full scope of nonprofits that make Georgia rich in social and cultural care including education, animal homelessness, the environment, youth development, healthcare and more.

Last year Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) expanded the scope of their annual day of giving, by uniting Georgia Gives Day—now known as GAgives— with the global #GivingTuesday movement.

Since 2012, Georgia Gives Day has garnered nearly 73,000 donations and raised more than $20.8 million. Last year Georgia Gives Day and #GivingTuesday after combining their efforts lead to the biggest giving day ever, the event raised $6.8 million!

Georgia Gives on #GivingTuesday 2018 will once again feature competitions that award thousands of dollars in prizes to help participating nonprofits make the most of the day, including prizes for organizations receiving the “Gas South Fuel for Good Challenge;” the top 5 with the most dollars raised. “Cureo Power Hours” to reward nonprofits who receive the most donations during that time; and random “Cureo Golden Ticket” drawings plus others. Accounting for $31,000 in prizes.

Here are some local non-profits participating this year:

  • Act3 Productions
  • Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb Counties
  • The Georgia Ballet
  • Marietta Museum of History, and
  • Voice Today

To learn more about Georgia Gives on #GivingTuesday and to make an online donation, visit GAgives.org.

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. For more information, visit gcn.org.

This article originally appeared in the November issue of EAST COBBER, on page 44. Click here to view the digital edition.