5 End of Year Online Fundraising Stats You Need to Know
40% of online donations came in the month of December.–source
The last three days of December will bring in 10% of online donations.–source
49% of online donors will visit the non-profit’s website first before making a donation.–source
Fifty-one percent said they were now more likely to give a charitable gift as a holiday present this year.–source
The average 1x donation is $60.00–eNonprofit Benchmark study.
Many individual fundraisers from non-profit ministries often only use anonymous direct mail campaigns for their end of year ask. These campaigns often limit the potential for connection and appreciation at a time of year when people are most generous. These statistics reveal the need to not only have a tuned up and optimized website that communicates your ministry well but a plan to engage donors beyond direct mail and expand into online channels.
Are you prepared for your end of the year online donors? Have any tips or questions?
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