Non-profit

Georgia STAND-UP

Website:

www.georgiastandup.org

Location:

ATLANTA, GA

Tax ID:

20-0984437

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $2,427,511
Expenses: $1,924,790
Assets: $928,631

The Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) is a left-of-center activist organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group promotes a wide variety of left-of-center causes, including voter registration and turnout initiatives, activist and organizer trainings, job training and placements, and community development projects to the benefit of traditionally left-of-center constituent groups. [1] The group’s leadership has extensive ties to organized labor, particularly the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest organization of labor unions in the United States.

Georgia STAND-UP executive director Deborah Scott played a significant role in driving voter turnout that benefited Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden in Georgia during the 2020 election, along with the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia, Stacey Abrams. [2] In mid-November of 2020, the Washington Post profiled Scott and STAND-UP as part of a story on how progressive get-out-the-vote operations in the traditionally-Republican state helped former Vice President Biden win Georgia. [3]

Initiatives

Georgia STAND-UP promotes left-of-center policies on healthcare, housing, and criminal justice. The group maintains partnerships with more than 30 other left-wing organizations across the state. [4] The group organizes STAND-UP & Vote!, an education program for maximizing voter engagement among traditionally left-of-center constituencies. [5] Georgia STAND-UP also runs a training program for left-of-center organizers in Atlanta called the Policy Institute for Civic Leadership. [6]

Georgia STAND-UP’s education program, We Show Up, helps businesses to secure contracts and individuals to secure jobs in the entertainment industry. The program began in Clayton County with plans to expand elsewhere. [7] TRADE-UP is the group’s apprenticeship and workforce development initiative in the construction industry. The program primarily prepares students to work in broader industrial professions, specifically in environmentalist-aligned “green economies.” [8][9]

Leadership

Georgia STAND-UP does not list any leadership or staff on its website, only providing general contact information and an Atlanta office address. [10]

Deborah Scott is the founding executive director of Georgia STAND-UP. [11] Scott also sits on the board of the Partnership for Working Families, a coalition of left-wing groups funded by labor unions, and oversees the Atlanta affiliate of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, an advocacy group which promotes environmentalist policies. [12] In 2012, former President Barack Obama named Scott a White House Champion of Change for her progressive urban planning and environmental advocacy. [13] She is married to long-time AFL-CIO national field representative Lorenzo Scott. [14]

Melissa Conrad is the associate director of Georgia STAND-UP. [15] She was the 2012-2013 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellow at the American Planning Association, a leading urban planning professional organization. [16]

Charles Flemming is the board president of Georgia STAND-UP. [17] He is also the president of the Georgia AFL-CIO chapter. [18]

Financials

Georgia STAND-UP received $587,000 in contributions in 2015, $428,000 in 2016, $789,000 in 2017, and $576,000 in 2018. The group had significantly more funds on hand in 2017-2018 (over $300,000) than in 2015-2016 (below $170,000). [19][20] In 2017, the group also received a $200,000 grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a left-wing grantmaking organization. [21]

References

  1.              About Georgia STAND-UP, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/about-us ^
  2. Anagha Srikanth, “Meet five women who helped get out the vote in Georgia with Stacey Abrams,” The Hill, November 6, 2020. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/524881-meet-five-women-who-helped-get-out-the-vote-in ^
  3. Vanessa Williams and Reis Thebault, “In Georgia-get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped,” The Washington Post, November 19, 2020. Accessed November 20, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-georgia-get-out-the-vote-operations-that-helped-biden-win-havent-stopped/2020/11/19/7c10ceac-2851-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html ^
  4.            About Georgia STAND-UP, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/about-us ^
  5.        STAND-UP & Vote!, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/blank ^
  6.       Programs, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/our-ministries ^
  7.         Programs, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/our-ministries ^
  8.        Georgia TRADE-UP, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/we-build-up-trade-up ^
  9.         TRADE-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020.http://www.gatradeup.org ^
  10.        Connect With Us, Georgia STAND-UP. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.georgiastandup.org/visit-us ^
  11.      Anagha Srikanth, “Meet five women who helped get out the vote in Georgia with Stacey Abrams,” The Hill, November 6, 2020. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/524881-meet-five-women-who-helped-get-out-the-vote-in ^
  12.            Deborah Scott, Partnership for Working Families. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.forworkingfamilies.org/leadership/people/deborah-scott ^
  13.          David Pendered, “Deborah Scott, Atlanta community advocate, honored by White House,” Saporta Report, April 26, 2012. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://saportareport.com/deborah-scott-atlanta-community-advocate-honored-by-white-house/ ^
  14. Lorenzo Scott, personal Facebook profile. Accessed November 20, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/lorenzo.scott.549 ^
  15.      Joshua Peltier, “Georgis [sic] Stand Up DOcumentary [sic],” YouTube, April 5, 2011. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UevQRYEWj8&feature=player_embedded ^
  16.             Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship, American Planning Association. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/fellowship/ ^
  17.      Georgia Stand Up, Form 990, Internal Revenue Service, 2018. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/200984437_201812_990_2020021317142045.pdf ^
  18.             Georgia, AFL-CIO. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://aflcio.org/get-local/georgia ^
  19.       Georgia Stand Up, Form 990, Internal Revenue Service, 2018. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/200984437_201812_990_2020021317142045.pdf ^
  20.         Georgia Stand Up, Form 990, Internal Revenue Service, 2016. Accessed November 18, 2020.https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/200984437_201612_990_2017122115039879.pdf ^
  21.    Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions & Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP), Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://www.mrbf.org/grants/georgia-strategic-alliance-new-directions-unified-policies-georgia-stand-1 ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: January 1, 2006

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Dec Form 990 $2,427,511 $1,924,790 $928,631 $94,342 N $1,811,323 $615,853 $0 $91,250 PDF
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,114,507 $1,089,751 $373,072 $39,055 N $815,824 $298,679 $4 $40,383 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $895,076 $884,938 $316,524 $2,351 N $576,397 $318,673 $6 $84,845 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $841,861 $707,761 $317,936 $13,901 N $789,004 $52,852 $5 $83,178 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $581,544 $532,183 $192,898 $22,909 N $428,175 $153,369 $0 $199,130 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $589,755 $586,360 $217,326 $97,361 N $587,605 $2,150 $0 $84,600 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $867,403 $826,429 $135,381 $18,811 N $852,803 $14,600 $0 $82,995 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $675,946 $618,065 $91,414 $15,818 N $670,136 $5,810 $0 $87,117 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $637,081 $811,358 $53,863 $33,537 N $622,166 $14,915 $0 $83,500 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $789,545 $583,469 $215,642 $21,039 N $765,269 $24,270 $6 $80,837 PDF

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    Georgia STAND-UP

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