What is CHAgives?

CHAgives is the Chattanooga-based Giving Tuesday community campaign. It was originally organized by Causeway, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, the Generosity Trust, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

CHAgives is now a coalition of Chattanooga-based nonprofits working together to strengthen and amplify our local Giving Tuesday effort. We have no formal governance structure, rather take an informal, networked approach to organizing CHAgives. Resources are all open source. We have a committee who pitches in to help the campaign, manages this website, hosts an annual training event, connects with local media, and aggregates results. With support from the founding committee members, the committee has hired an intern named Cassie Whittaker, who’s a senior at UTC to help with the logistics, marketing, and administration. She can be reached at info@chagives.org. Please reach out to her if you’d like to join the community campaign committee—we welcome you!

Each nonprofit runs their own marketing and fundraising effort, transacts their own donations, and builds their own relationships with constituents. CHAgives simply serves as an amplifier of all the various efforts across our community on Giving Tuesday.

Join us, as a nonprofit, a business, a community group, or an individual to make Giving Tuesday in Chattanooga even bigger and better this year!