Ireland is the most generous country worldwide on GoFundMe, according to the crowdfunding platform’s recent A Year in Giving Report, with the UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway also in the top ten.
A Year in Giving reveals that a donation is made every second on GoFundMe worldwide and a new campaign started every eight seconds. Nearly 20% of fundraisers received donations from more than one country last year.
In total, over 120 million donations totalling $9 billion have been given since GoFundMe launched in 2014.
The report reveals insights into the most generous cities in each country, popular causes, and popular days for launching fundraising campaigns, as well as donating.
In Ireland for example, the most generous cities in terms of number of donations per capita are Galway, Dublin, and Limerick. Tuesday is the most popular day to start a campaign on GoFundMe, and Friday the most popular day to donate. Outside of emergencies, the fastest growing fundraising categories are Volunteer, Community, and Events.
In the Netherlands, the most generous cities are Leiden, Amsterdam, and Zaandam while the fastest growing fundraising categories are Faith, Competitions, and Community, with Wednesday the most popular day to start a campaign, and Monday most popular for donating.
The GoFundMe report also looks at the growing trends from 2019, which shows a spike in climate change-related crowdfunding campaigns, with an increase of 65% since last year.
Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO said:
“When it comes to social fundraising, the distance, background, or relationship to those in need doesn’t matter—our donors and organisers span the globe and have different needs, concerns, and interests.
“But what they all have in common is the drive to care for others and take action. They are people who see something and do something. We are changing the way the world gives! Every day we see more people taking an active role in making a difference, and our community continues to grow. In fact, nearly 60% of donors were new this year.”
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