6 more months before we go into the holiday seasons — good food, parties, shopping and Christmas carols. Almost everyone, kids and adults alike, are looking forward for to celebrate Christmas.
However, there is one day that people, sometimes Christians, often fail to notice.
According to its official website, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back when charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
We, Christians, are more than blessed to become a blessing. How then do we maximize this day?
Here are 27 statistical facts that will align your motives and initiatives with God on the first Tuesday of December:
Charitable #givingtuesday giving to more than 1600 accredited organizations increased 6.4% last… Click To Tweet Donations reached $11 billion in 2012, compared to $10.3 billion the year before. (ChristianityToday) Click To Tweet Largest #GivintTuesday donations came from United Methodist Church: approx $6.5 million… Click To Tweet Online giving at 202 congregations raised more than $110 million and grew 16.7% in a year (BlackBaud) Click To Tweet #GivingTuesday resulted in roughly $10 million in online donations to 2,600 nonprofits. (LA Times) Click To Tweet 2013: #GivingTueaday movement has grown to more than 6000 charitable orgs (BlackBaud) Click To Tweet 53% increase in giving compared to the same #GivingTuesday in 2011. (BlackBaud) Click To Tweet #GivingTuesday 2014 raised 63% more than 2013. (The Case Foundation) Click To Tweet Donors are 34% more likely to give on responsive websites. (Frogloop) Click To Tweet Email fundraising accounts in 1/3 of all revenue raised online. (Echo & Co.) Click To Tweet Online donors aged 55-64 are the most generous crowdfunders. (Kimbia) Click To Tweet PayPal mobile donations on GivingTuesday 2014 increased 101% over 2013 in Canada and U.S. (PayPal) Click To Tweet In 2011, professing Christians in America gave 2.3% of their income to the church (ChurchMag) Click To Tweet Churches and nonprofits saw a 21% online revenue increase in 2012 versus past year. (CCB) Click To Tweet One-time gifts accounted for 89% of online giving while monthly giving accounted for 11% (CCB) Click To Tweet Monthly giving revenue grew faster than one-time giving both in churches and nonprofits (CCB) Click To Tweet Over 10 million Christians in the U.S. tithe more than $50 billion yearly. (State of the Plate) Click To Tweet 97% of tithers make giving to their local church a priority. (State of the Plate) Click To Tweet 63 percent started tithing between their childhood and their twenties. (State of the Plate) Click To Tweet 70 percent give based on their gross income rather than their net income. (State of the Plate) Click To Tweet 77 percent give more than the traditional 10 percent. (State of the Plate) Click To Tweet 42% of US churches provide an opportunity for online giving for their congregations. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet 47% of the larger churches encourage online giving through email. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet 73% promote online giving in a printed newsletter or bulletin. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet 58% do giving during the service. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet 60% of smaller churches uses their newsletter to promote giving in their website. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet 34% of these churches promote online giving by email, and during services. (Dunham+Company) Click To Tweet
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