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Global Trends in Giving survey launches bigger than ever before

11 March 2020 at 4:06 pm
Maggie Coggan
Australians are encouraged to take part

Maggie Coggan | 11 March 2020 at 4:06 pm


Global Trends in Giving survey launches bigger than ever before
11 March 2020 at 4:06 pm

Australians are encouraged to take part

The impact of social media, emerging trends such as cryptocurrency, and the role of crowdfunding on individual giving levels will be revealed in the most diverse Global Trends in Giving Survey so far. 

Launched on 6 March, this donor survey will bring together 44 partners from across the globe, and will be available in seven languages. 

The initiative – sponsored by Funraise and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good – is a research project focused on how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favourite causes and charitable organisations. 

Read more: Five ways Australian charities are embracing tech to fundraise

The Global Trends in Giving Report is a companion report to the Global NGO Technology Report, which provides insight into how charities in Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada are using technology.  

The findings from both reports are designed to help NGOs determine if they are effectively using technology to inspire philanthropy and achieve their mission and programs.

Pro Bono Australia is one of this year’s Australian partners, along with The Funding Network Australia, and Workplace Giving Australia. 

Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good editor-in-chief, urged Australians to get involved. 

“The survey is anonymous and your participation will help provide charitable giving benchmarks for nonprofits, NGOs, and charities,” Mansfield said. 

“This year’s survey will reveal the impact of social media, emerging trends (such as cryptocurrency, Amazon Alexa, gaming for good), and the role of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, #GivingTuesday, and volunteerism in individual giving worldwide.” 

The survey closes at the end of May and the final results will be published in the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report, released on 14 September 2020.


UPDATE: An earlier version of this article stated it was the Global NGO Technology Survey that had launched. It is actually the Global Trends in Giving Survey. They are companion reports and are published in alternate years. While charities are encouraged to complete the Global NGO Technology Survey. The target for this survey is anyone who has donated to a not for profit, NGO, or charity within the last 12 months.

Maggie Coggan  |  Journalist  |  @MaggieCoggan

Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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