Convio Ranks Most Generous Online Cities for 2009

Based on online giving to charity, Alexandria, VA, Cambridge, MA and Arlington, VA, topped the list as the nation’s most generous large cities based on per capita giving in 2009. Compared to 2008 rankings, Arlington was the only newcomer to the top three, trading spots with Minneapolis, which fell to number five.

The report by Convio ranks 273 large cities (with total population of more than 100,000) based on per capita online giving and based on the total amount donated online through Convio. Despite a drop in average gift size in most cities, more than $284 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2009, up from almost $240 million in 2008.

The 2009 rankings are based on the more than $921 million in online donations processed by Convio on behalf of thousands of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations during the calendar year. The current rankings come from donations processed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009.

The most generous large cities (greater than 100,000) in 2009 based on per capita giving:

1. Alexandria, VA   
2. Cambridge, MA
3. Arlington, VA
4. Washington, DC  
5. Minneapolis, MN
6. Seattle, WA
7. Berkeley, CA   
8. St. Louis, MO   
9. Bellevue, WA   
10. Ann Arbor, MI    

To view the complete rankings of large cities, visit www.convio.com/onlinecities.

As nonprofits look ahead to 2010, Convio’s second annual “Nonprofit Resolutions Guide” provides insight, tips and techniques to help nonprofits reach their 2010 fundraising, advocacy and engagement goals.  Nonprofit professionals can download the free guide at www.convio.com/2010resolutions.

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Karoline McLaughlin
Director, Corporate Communications
Convio, Inc.

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