Friday, June 16, 2006

The Chronicle, 6/15/2006: Charities Make Faster Connections

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The Chronicle, 6/15/2006: Charities Make Faster Connections: "Charities Make Faster Connections

Fund raising for disaster relief helped lift online totals in 2005

By Nicole Wallace

Online giving to the nation's largest charities continued its steep climb in 2005, according to The Chronicle's seventh annual survey of online fund raising.

Electronic gifts to the 167 organizations that provided data for this year's survey topped $911.9- million in 2005.

Donations to the 162 groups that provided figures for 2004 and 2005 were up 148.1 percent, from $366.1-million to $908.4-million last year. Online gifts more than doubled at 55 of these charities, and 90 groups achieved increases of more than 50 percent"