An instant report from DataKind and the Gates Foundation has been released with preliminary data analysis from Giving Tuesday 2017.
From the report …”Thirty-six nonprofit and for-profit giving platforms donated their data to the project. One hundred volunteer data scientists, many from startups or technology companies or corporations, donated their time and their talents for the weekend, guided by data ambassadors and subject matter experts from DataKind, 92nd Street Y and other other key partners. Facebook donated their beautiful space in downtown Manhattan. The group worked all weekend, unearthing often surprising findings. Some will be immediately useful to the sector; some are hypotheses that we’ll now be able to explore further.
We–all of us in the social sector–have a lot more work to do to understand the rapidly changing giving landscape and what forces are driving those changes. That work will be more effective and more powerful if we do it collectively.”
The included charts show trends in giving on #givingtuesday and non-tuesday year end giving, including geographical information on giving. The report also includes data on social media storytelling and hashtags that trended with #givingtuesday. Not a lot of conclusions yet but a lot of data food for thought on the massive growth and change of Giving Tuesday since it was inaugurated in 2012 (was it only 5 years ago?!)