New study published on how donors give online during disasters

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. US online giving portal Network for Good has published “Impulse on the Internet: How Crisis Compels Donors to Give Online”, which confirms that the Internet is becoming a key channel for online giving in the wake of disasters.The report confirms that online donors typically give more than those giving offline: this latest report puts the average online gift to a disaster at $125, compared to the average offline gift of $27.At the same time, online giving happens rapidly and then drops off equally rapidly, somewhere between two and six days. A delay of as much of 24 hours therefore can seriously damage a charity’s ability to secure online donations. Advertisement Online and offline news drive most donors to the donation websites. Network for Good itself reports that half of all its traffic during disasters come from news links on AOL, Yahoo!, CNN and USA Today.Network for Good recommends simple donation pages and websites. Donors are put off, it seems, by text-heavy appeals.While donors want to give quickly, appeals for regular gifts should still be made. Some donors to emergency appeals will set up regular payments: Network for Good says that it is handling $100,000 a month in monthly gifts set up in response to previous disasters.Online giving portals can help spread the benefits of online giving. The study reports that the American Red Cross received 80% of all donations made in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, whereas at Network for Good this dropped to 60%, giving smaller, less well known organisations a larger share of the donations.The study includes confirmation that online giving is still continuing to rise. Despite the many disasters of 2005 the Christmas 2005 period was the most successful to date in terms of donations via Network for Good.An executive summary of the study is can be downloaded in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format from the Network for Good website. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2006 | News New study published on how donors give online during disasters  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Exclusive! Matthew Morrison Announces 2016 Concert Dates Following Neverland Final Bow

first_img Matthew Morrison After taking his final bow in Finding Neverland on January 24, Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will hit the road with a series of special concert dates, including a three-day run at Feinstein’s/54 Below.In March, Morrison will play two symphony gigs, on March 19 with the Kansas City Symphony in Kansas City, Missouri, and March 24 through 26 with the Houston Symphony in Houston, Texas. Tickets for both cities are currently on sale.In May, Morrison will perform a series of concert dates with his band, kicking off on May 20 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey. On May 21, he’ll return to Feinstein’s/54 Below, where he previously sold out 11 shows in 2013, for a run through May 23. Then on May 26, Morrison will play the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tickets for all of the above concerts will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 22. More shows will be announced soon.Morrison won two 2014 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for his performance as J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland. He previously was nominated for a Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza, and also originated the role of Link Larkin in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Hairspray. He rose to international fame playing Mr. Schuester in the Fox series Glee, a role that earned him nominations for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards.For more information, visit MatthewMorrison.com. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 23, 2016last_img read more