- We provided Atlanta-based Ron Clark Academy a gift-in-kind on their original interactive design.
- We help Atlanta youth development Moving in the Spirit ongoing digital marketing consultation and services.
- We stay involved with the Atlanta technology non-profit supporting non-profit Techbridge.
- Provide free or discounted hosting to various organizations in Atlanta.
But it is selfish of us. The way we see it, we get nearly all of it back.
- We support educational programs that build future leaders.
- We meet other business leaders.
- We get a good feeling from helping out.
And we aren’t alone. Nationally, Americans gave $295B in 2006 according to Fast Company. That makes the US first in the world in giving as a percentage of GDP (1.7%). The next closest is Britain at .73%. You rock, America.
And what is more amazing is that it isn’t the uber-rich who are giving to charity. 65% of households with annual incomes less than $100k gave to charity. Granted, $100k/year is the top 10% of families, but that is still fantastic that so many households make room in their budgets to support charities. In fact, 75.6% of gifts came from individuals. You rock, American families.