Georgia’s nonprofits are trying another coordinated day of giving Wednesday. Organizers want 10,000 donations at GAGivesDay.org during the 24-hour statewide campaign. And then the site will continue to accept contributions throughout the holiday season.
A new certificate program at Georgia Tech is teaching health and humanitarian organizations how to better manage and move their supplies. One of the program’s creators pointed to the challenges of getting help to victims of recent disasters, like the tsunami in Japan and southeast Asia, the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina.
A programming error has caused the state of Georgia to owe nonprofits and out-of-state limited liability partnerships refunds totaling $1.8 million. A 2010 fee hike was put into the state's computer systems incorrectly.
It could be one of the most important recommendations the General Assembly gets next year -- how to re-write Georgia's tax code. As the state faces a growing budget crisis, state lawmakers are traveling the state to hear from Georgians how the tax code should be revised to keep the state business-friendly while also possibly ending tax breaks in a bid to prop up the budget.