January 15, 2009
2008 Results Mixed for Online Giving Sites
Two Internet giving sites saw increases in donations in 2008, while another took in less money than it did in 2007.
Online donations made through Network for Good continued to grow in 2008, but at a slower rate than in previous years.
The Bethesda, Md., charity processed $71.2-million in online gifts in 2008, up from $53.4-million the year before, a 33-percent increase.
In contrast, the amount of money processed in 2007 was a 51-percent increase over 2006, and the 2006