Charitable donations for this holiday season could exceed $4 billion, a new survey says. The survey, published by fundraising software company Convio and Forrester Research reports that the internet is the giving mode of choice for the more than 111 million adults in the U.S. who plan to donate to a cause this year.
To find out more about how Americans are giving and what role the internet and social networking plays in their donation habits, read the survey or read a quick breakdown of the report on Philanthropy.com.
Additionally, according to an American Red Cross survey, 90 percent of Americans plan to give to charities this holiday season and 40 percent have asked others to donate to a nonprofit instead of purchasing them a gift. Of Americans planning to give, half of those plan to give a gift in excess of $50.