stats report, we’ll highlight the Top 10 Candidates by Contributions
and the Top 10 Candidates by Donors for the first quarter of 2008.
Before we get started, we’d like to thank everyone who wrote to us
about the exciting quarterly statistics we posted yesterday. The
percentages from Tuesday’s post reflect quarterly increases as they
relate to our lifetime totals. As contributions increase each quarter,
the total contributions increase as well. While surging numbers in any
context is great news for ActBlue and Democrats, the fact that
quarterly contributions are increasing relative to our lifetime total
is even more impressive. We are growing so fast that every new quarter makes up a larger percentage of our lifetime total.
We hope that provides some clarity to Tuesday’s numbers. Today’s is a
much more simple analysis, as we list the Top 10 Candidates by Donors
and Top 10 Candidates by Dollars for the first quarter of 2008.
TOP 10 CANDIDATES BY CONTRIBUTIONS for Q1 ’08
|Barack Obama||President- 2008||$229,833.69|
While so much attention is given to the presidential race, it’s important to note the enormous success of these congressional and senatorial campaigns. In this sense, ActBlue is bringing these campaigns to the forefront of Democratic fundraising.
TOP 10 CANDIDATES BY DONORS for Q1 ’08
|CANDIDATE||ELECTION||NO. OF DONORS||TOTAL
*No longer in the race for the IL-03 seat.
We list the Top 10 Candidates by donors to show that strength lies not
only in the number of dollars, but in the number of donors. The
average contributions in this table shows the power of small
individual donations. Because these average contribution sizes are
under $100, campaigns can return to donors to continually solicit
contributions during the election cycle. This puts the control of the campaigns in the hands of the many, rather than the few. (See our post on the value of
recurring contributions here.) ActBlue enables campaigns to
mobilize their grassroots support in a powerful way and allows
individuals to see that every donation counts.