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Online donations outstrip phone gifts by US donors to Asian appeal

first_img Americans are more likely to give online to the Asian floods emergency appeals than via the telephone.Writing at MSN.com, Jerry Markon and Leef Smith, report that “online donations to the [American] Red Cross outstripped traditional phone banks by more than 2 to 1.” Specifically, by Tuesday 28 December, 25,000 people had made online donations to the American Red Cross, compared to 9,000 people donating via the emergency phone hotline during.Visitors and donors accessed the Catholic Relief Services Web site in such numbers that the site crashed. Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticscenter_img Online donations outstrip phone gifts by US donors to Asian appeal AOL (America Online) published details of how to help the relief effort on its front page to its millions of subscribers. At the same time it donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross and pledged to match the first $50,000 that AOL employees give.By the end of 29 December, the Los Angeles-based humanitarian relief and development agency International Medical Corps said that a substantial proportion of the $160,000 that it had raised had been donated via its Web site. This included a single donation of $5,000. Howard Lake | 30 December 2004 | Newslast_img

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