U.K.'s First Giving Tuesday Sees Sharp Rise in Online Donations
December 5, 2014

Charities across the U.K. reported a sharp rise in online donations for Giving Tuesday, figures have revealed. Software provider Blackbaud said donations through its services in the U.K. went up by 270 percent compared to the first Tuesday of December last year.

JustGiving said total donations were up 46 percent compared to the same day last year and text donations were up by 80 percent.

Visa Europe said that more than $3,900 was donated every minute on Visa cards in the U.K. and donations were up by 10 percent on last year.

Giving Tuesday Shows Strong Growth in Both Donations and Volunteerism
December 5, 2014

Giving Tuesday showed strong growth on two fronts in 2014. The amount of cash raised increased 64 percent over 2013, according to one estimate. In addition, volunteerism is becoming an important part of the annual charity event.

Nonprofits raised nearly $46 million in connection with this year’s event, according to early estimates by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation. The event raised $28 million last year, according to Lilly.

2015 Fundraising Resource Guide
December 1, 2014

Here’s to your continued success and growth in 2015 and beyond. And here’s to finding the right partners to help you along the way with the 2015 Fundraising Resource Guide.

CrowdRise Builds Virtual Tower to Promote Giving Tuesday
November 18, 2014

Built on the seemingly infinite expanse of social media, the breadth and success of Giving Tuesday would seem to defy easy visualization. But the online charity platform CrowdRise plans to do just that, with a virtual Giving Tower reaching to the sky.

A free app for smartphones, scheduled for launch Nov. 25, will allow users to point their devices at a dollar bill and create a hologram image of a tower. As the donations accumulate, the bricks will show photos of donors and their chosen charity.