6/20/14 — Online Donors in Seattle Are America’s Most Generous, Study Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
By Caroline Bermudez

Seattle’s residents give more online per person than those in any other big metropolitan area, according to a new study.

The report, conducted by Blackbaud, the fundraising-technology firm, ranked 265 cities with populations greater than 100,000. Rankings were based on per capita online giving and the amount donated online through Blackbaud’s products, totaling more than $822-million from 8.3 million donations.

Seattle donors made 201,502 gifts in 2013, totaling more than $33.2-million. According to the study, that represents $53,542 per 1,000 residents.

The rest of the top cities, in order: Alexandria, Va.; Atlanta; Washington; and Cambridge, Mass.

Miami Gardens, Fla., had the least generous online donors last year: Blackbaud logged a total of $60,837 from 1,181 gifts, or just under $555 per 1,000 residents.