In doing some research recently, I discovered the following statistics which I find to be very useful in my fundraising efforts. For example, did you know?
88% of households give to charity.
The average annual household contribution is $2,213 while the median is $870.
Americans gave $298.3 billion in 2011. This reflects a 3.9% increase from 2010.
Corporate giving held steady in 2011 at $14.55 billion.
Foundation giving increased in 2011 to $41.67 billion--a 1.8% increase from 2010.
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