Co-operative Bank customers have helped turn left over holiday change into just under £300,000 for Christian Aid.
The bank and the charity began encouraging customers and supporters to hand in obsolete foreign currency over the counter at Co-operative Bank branches and the charity's area offices in October 2001. The amount of money raised is more than double the original target.
World Vision's Division Director Mark Grote says that $1.75 million was donated online in 2001.
In an interview with Internet-fundraising.com, Grote describes World Vision's success in online fundraising. Nevertheless, the $1,758,000 raised online in 2001 was still only 1% of the
total amount raised by the non-profit that year.
Not all Fortune 500 companies in the USA have registered their brand names.
The USA's top companies, the Fortune 500, have been slow to register their names and brand names as domain names. A US legal firm has found that only 33% of Fortune 500 companies had registered domain names by 1996. Not surprisingly, cybersquatters or unrelated third parties, had registered 14% of their names.
In the last seven days, according to CAF, 423 CharityCard donors have given £45,427 online to the Disasters Emergency Committee Mozambique Appeal via the DEC site. The smallest donation was £5, and the largest was £2000.
Indeed, approximately one third of all CAF CharityCard donations to any charity during the past week were made online.