Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seattle leads America in online generosity

Everyone knows Washington is a world leader in online sales, because we’re home to a thriving high-tech sector and great global businesses like  But in Washington, we’re not just about money-making.  
The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that a new study from Convio shows Seattle is the most generous city in America when it comes to online charitable giving. Despite the economic challenges inflicted by the global economic downturn, Seattleites made more than 134,000 online donations worth a total of $17 million in 2011—a 44 percent leap over 2010.
What is more, the average online donation from Seattleites averaged about $125—nearly twice the national average of $65 per donation.
It’s one more proof that Seattle is a great city with a big heart.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.