2013 Donations Rise 4.9 Percent in U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jun. 16, 2014 12:00 am  

Charitable giving in the United States increased 4.9 percent in 2013 compared with 2012, and online giving rose even more, 13.5 percent compared with the previous year. That’s according to Blackbaud, a software provider for the nonprofit sector.

Online giving comprised 6.4 percent of all charitable giving last year, said Blackbaud, based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Other findings from Blackbaud’s 2013 Charitable Giving Report:

• Large organizations had the greatest increase in overall charitable giving in 2013, while small nonprofits grew their online giving the most.

• International affairs organizations grew the most in overall charitable giving, while faith-based nonprofits had the biggest increase in online giving.

• More than one-third (33.6 percent) of overall charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year, with the highest percentage (17.5 percent) coming in December.

The Charitable Giving Report includes overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations, representing $12.5 billion in total fundraising from 2013. The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits, representing $1.7 billion in online fundraising from 2013.

 

 

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