Lucy Faxon
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Special Olympics Georgia
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Georgia Center for Nonprofits Announces Third Annual Georgia Gives Day
Georgians encouraged to rally together and give to local charities on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 for Georgia Gives Day

ATLANTA – Nov. 10, 2014 – On the heels of great success in 2013, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is kicking off its third annual Georgia Gives Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2014. This online fundraiser will benefit participating local nonprofits across the state, as Georgians come together for a 24-hour day of giving.

Georgia Gives Day brings the state together as one community to help build capacity for local charities throughout Georgia. In 2012, the inaugural Georgia Gives Day brought more than 1,300 participating nonprofits together with nearly 7,000 unique donors in one day of giving via the Georgia Gives Day website.  To date, Georgia Gives has raised more than $2.6 million for these nonprofits.

“We are excited and grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve already received for this year’s event,” said Karen Beavor, president and CEO of GCN. “The support we’ve received from our partners so far has moved us one step closer to surpassing our success in 2013.”

In 2014, GCN has set a goal of attracting 10,000 unique donors on Georgia Gives Day, expanding their reach by making substantial upgrades to the website. GCN will also recruit additional nonprofits to participate, leverage incentive funds from corporate and foundation partners and raise visibility of the event through media partners and their own social media.  To date, Georgia Gives has received the support of Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

All nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) designation are invited to participate free of charge.  Learn more by visiting the

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About Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 26,702 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. Click here to donate to Special Olympics Georgia’s Georgia Gives Day page.
About Georgia Gives Day
The mission of Georgia Gives Day is to inspire individuals to donate to participating nonprofits with the goal of raising as much money as possible within a 24-hour period. makes donating easy by organizing hundreds of nonprofits across the state onto one website, providing the information people need to select a cause or charity of their choice, and enabling online donations by credit card or e-check. Georgia Gives Day takes place on Nov. 13, 2014 – the day Georgians across the state will donate to the nonprofit of their choice. Follow us on Twitter @GAgives and like us on Facebook.

About 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, follow us on Twitter @GAnonprofits, and like us on Facebook.

Additional Media Contacts:
Tom Zimmerman
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Traci Brodnax
Edelman PR
(404) 460-9659