online donations

Are charities failing on online donations?

According to a survey by Barclays Digital Giving, offline payments still account for 80% of charitable donations, which suggests that many aren’t making the most of the web. 

In this post I’ll look at some of the major charities, and how easy (or not) they make it for visitors to donate online. 

Anatomy of a campaign: How charity:water raised more than $2m

In just six short weeks, it’ll be time for the September Campaign, the biggest annual fundraiser from nonprofit charity:water.

What the organization does this year to raise money remains to be seen, but it’s worth looking back more closely at its efforts in 2012, when the charity took in more than $2m ($300,000 more than its original goal) largely through digital marketing.

That shouldn’t be a surprise: charity:water founder Scott Harrison told the New York Times last year that he “absolutely” attributes the organization’s success to the web.