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Five Years of Online Giving!

By Dana Rinderknecht, GivingFirst Manager, Community First Foundation

GivingFirst.org turns five today!

Five years ago, Community First Foundation brought this giving resource to nonprofits and donors in Metro Denver. Sixty nonprofits signed up and put their profiles on the site to show their transparency and accountability to donors. In the first year, an additional 113 nonprofits signed up and more than $680,000 was raised from more than 1,600 gifts.

Today there are 930 nonprofits participating from all over the state of Colorado and we have raised more than $1.2 million so far this year.

The GivingFirst team has been pulling data and looking at the trends to see what this all means. Of course we have the big numbers:

·$30,086,272 dollars raised
·57,336 donors
·125,169 donations
·1,028 participating nonprofits
But some of the numbers that stick out for me are:
·50:  the number of states from which donations have come
·23:  the number of countries from which we have received donations
·62: the …