Donations rise 53% for 'Giving Tuesday' in US
Donors gave more than $10 million to nonprofit organizations online Tuesday — 53 per cent more than on the same day last year — during what organizers hope will become a national day of giving, the United Nations Foundation said Wednesday.
More than 2,500 charities around the country participated in the event, dubbed Giving Tuesday, intended to be a kick-off to the holiday giving season and an antidote to consumer-driven events such as Black Friday.
Several charities in the Washington area also benefited from press and social media attention focused on the event. Donors gave $10,000 to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in the District of Columbia, for example, which was double their goal, according to Rachel Dutcher, the development manager.
"We were very happy with the results," Dutcher said.
AOL founder Steve Case's foundation teamed with actor Kevin Bacon's charity, SixDegrees.org, for a matching donor campaign on the social philanthropy site Crowdrise that brought in more than $120,000 — more than four times what was expected.
- 1 Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
- 4 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
- 5 Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Kensington flat branded ‘uninhabitable’ by estate agent on sale for a bargain £600,000
Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
- < Previous
- Next >
£40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Devel...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: C# Swift...
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Front-End Deve...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Graduate C# De...