The increase, which extended up to the latter days of July this year, came off the heels of massive increases a year before. According to an infographic by Blackbaud, 2013 saw an almost 5 percent increase (4.9 percent) in overall charitable contributions, alongside a huge 13.5 percent increase in online donations alone. Of all the organizations involved, international affairs organizations were the most active in terms of overall giving with a 13.2 percent increase.
The previous year alone has seen a huge boom in terms of overall charitable contributions from both organizations and individuals alike, with the latter being the single largest contributors. Overall, donors donated some $335 billion. In other words, people are becoming more and more generous, and giving itself has become the “in” thing to do.