Charity crowdfunding has taken off in recent years as noted in GoFundMe’s annual report.
It notes that (apparently since inception) donors have made more than 120 million contributions of over $9 Billion (or, for you stat folks, a donation every second).
More interesting is the ranking of Most Generous Countries, and contrary to conventional wisdom, number 1 is not the US but Ireland. US is number 2, followed by Australia, Canada and the UK.
The most generous state in the US is Massachusetts, and 2 cities in Maryland are in the top US 10 US cities.
Other interesting stats for 2019 include a 65% increase in campaigns mentioning climate change and a 20% increase in campaigns mentioning reproductive rights.
And nearly 20% of campaigns garnered funds from countries other than their own.