Giving Sites End Year With Big Gains

Two giving portals that allow donors to make contributions to the charities of their choice saw big jumps in online fund raising in 2007:

  • Online gifts made through Network for Good, in Bethesda, Md., totaled $53.5-million in 2007, compared with $35.4-million in 2006, an increase of 51 percent. Contributions made during the last two months of 2007 totaled $24.9-million, up from $16.9-million the previous year.
  •, in San Francisco, processed donations totaling