Now in its seventh official year, Giving Tuesday is becoming an increasingly crowded space for nonprofits to stand out and fundraise. That said, we watched this Tuesday as several nonprofits didindeed stand out, smashing Giving Tuesday Fundraising Records from 2017. With holiday giving continuing to be a major focus for nonprofits into December, we examine some of the strategies nonprofits successfully employed this week.
The NonProfit Times: #GivingTuesday Sets New Record
Facebook raised $125 million, PayPal raised $98 million, Blackbaud raised $62.6 million, DonorPerfect raised $35.2 million and Classy raised $15.4 million. Combined, the platforms saw an average increase in donations of 62 percent, with Facebook seeing the most amount of growth (178 percent growth) and Blackbaud seeing the least (3 percent growth). Other notable increases included Blackbaud’s boost in mobile donations – they accounted for 29 percent of online donations, up from 12 percent last year – and DonorPerfect’s report that evening donations significantly increased. Read more after the jump…