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Fundraising events still a growth area: up by 8% last year

Howard Lake | 23 October 2013 | News

Organised fundraising events continue to grow in number and value to charities, according to JustGiving and ACTIVE Network.
Using data from their sites and survey data, the online giving and events management companies have published the first issue of ‘The Event Fundraising Monitor: What’s Next for Events?’.

Event fundraising is increasing

The report reveals that

Types of fundraising event

Which events raise the most?

Based on Justgiving pages in 2013, the following types of event raise the most. The figure is the average sum raised by an event of that type.


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Trends in fundraising events

According to ACTIVE Network and JustGiving, the rise in cycling and triathlon events is likely to have been caused by the success of Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics.
Event participants are continuing to use social channels to encourage their friends and contacts to donate to their cause. In addition 40% of fundraisers surveyed reported that their fundraising had inspired at least one other friend or family member to get involved in a fundraising event.
Of this 40%, nearly half (47%) reported that their friend or family members participated in the same event as them, and over half (51%) reported that their friend or family member chose the same charity to support.
Their research points to the increasing popularity of social, large scale and even international events like MOB events, mud runs, obstacle courses and adventure runs.
Sejal Pietrzak, Senior Vice President at ACTIVE Network, said: “While traditional endurance events continue to be popular, including the Prudential RideLondon which drew in more than 65,000 participants across the event weekend, we are also seeing the globalisation of events like The Electric Run and The Color Run, which present a tremendous opportunity to help philanthropic causes raise money.”
You can download the full “The Event Fundraising Monitor” report at no charge.

What’s next for events? from JustGiving