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[New Report] Donors 75 and Older Adopting Online Giving

A new report commissioned by Dunham+Company says that one out of three (33%) donors aged 75 and over used online giving in 2016. This somewhat surprising data flies in the face of the idea that seniors — the so-called Silent Generation — won’t adapt and use technology.

We often think of the younger donor as the one giving online. But the fact is the older donor demographic is beginning to adopt this giving behavior.

Rick Dunham, President+CEO of Dunham+Company

Not only are older adults migrating to online giving, they’re using it more frequently than younger generations. Seniors gave 25% more often online than any other age group.

[New Report] Donors 75 and Older Adopting Online Giving

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In addition to this revelation, the survey revealed several other key findings. One of these is that one in four (25%) donors have now used their smartphones to give. This is a sizeable leap, up from 18% in 2015 and 10% in 2013.

The report is the seventh annual produced by the company, and seeks to understand donors’ interest and involvement with online giving. Data comes from a 15-minute online survey of 1,391 people who had given at least $20 to charity in the past year.

You can read the rest of the report on the Dunham+Company website.

About Dunham+Company

Dunham+Company is a full-service Christian marketing and fundraising company that helps faith-based nonprofits develop and execute a fully integrated fundraising strategy that results in year-over-year growth in donated revenue.

About the Author

Matt is dedicated to making the world a better place. He works passionately to help charitable causes use mobile technology to raise the funds they need. In addition to his role at Givelify, he volunteers with the Southside Animal Shelter and Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.

Matt Chandler