Georgia River Network is the fiscal agent for the Georgia Water Coalition. You can make donations at our membership meetings or pay by check or credit card any time of the year.
To Pay by Check: Make all checks out to Georgia River Network and mark GWC and any specific designations in the memo. Mail to: Georgia River Network at 126 South Milledge Ave. Ste. E3, Athens, GA 30605
To Pay By Credit Card: To make a personal donation, pay voluntary organizational dues (explained below) or sponsor an event use the links below. If you have trouble with those links, you can alternatively pay via our Square Up application, pay by clicking here.
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Make a general donation to support the work of the GWC.
Your Voluntary Dues Make a Difference
As we seek to deepen and widen our effect in the legislature and all across Georgia, GWC Leadership felt it appropriate to ask all GWC members to support this work with a VOLUNTARY dues structure. We strongly encourage you to participate in this voluntary dues initiative. You do NOT have to pay dues to be a member of the Coalition. The following schedule of voluntary dues was implemented in spring 2017:
Member Groups with Budgets of
$0 to $24,999 $25 voluntary dues per annum
$25,000 to $99,999 $50 voluntary dues per annum
$100,000 to $249,999 $100 voluntary dues per annum
$250,000 to $499,999 $200 voluntary dues per annum
$500,000 and up $400 voluntary dues per annum
Thank you for giving serious consideration to supporting the GA Water Coalition with your voluntary dues. We hope you elect to participate and pay your voluntary dues this autumn. Georgia will be cleaner and our water bodies will have more flow because of your contribution of money, on top of the hard work that each of you is already doing. Thank you!
How is my donation used?
Have you noticed? The GA Water Coalition is a winning team, delivering victories for clean, flowing water for Georgians for over 15 years. We have never been larger, and we have never been more effective, but there is more to do.
Have you ever wondered how all of this is paid for? In a nutshell here’s how it works: Fifteen GWC member groups on the Leadership Team and several additional groups on the Legislative Team use grant monies and their own membership donations to fund just under $130,000 of work directed at legislative results. Additional monies are spent to support staffers in those groups that develop water policy, strategies, and tactics. Even more is spent on GA Water Coalition membership meetings including training events. The total costs approach $250,000 a year and they are increasing. Leadership Team organizations are each contributing between $1,200 and $51,000. This does not include additional staff time that many groups kick in as non-cash contributions.
The money is spent on a full-time lobbying presence at the Capitol, every day of the session, accompanied by as many as 11 part-time lobbyists depending upon the day and the issue; a full time statewide Director of Operations; contractors to coordinate key elements of outreach and communications; special rallies at the Capitol, plus Capitol Conservation Day; the website; member group training; and more.