The third quarter of this year was an odd duck, because it mixed the massive off-year fundraising of the Wisconsin Recalls with the start of federal campaign season as seen in the kickoff of the Elizabeth Warren campaign. Those two events brought a huge influx of grassroots donors to ActBlue, driving down our average contribution size to around $50. It’s shaping up to be another big cycle for grassroots fundraising.
|Number of contributions||199,585|
|Average Contribution size||$51.25|
|Committees receiving money||1,388|
Here’s how those numbers stack up relative to 2009, and to the same point in the last presidential election cycle (2007). Change is calculated with 2009 as the baseline.
|Q3 2007||Q3 2009||Q3 2011||Change|
Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for Q3 2011.
|Democracy for America (WI Recall)||Organization||38,694||$440,989|
|PCCC Wisconsin Recall||Organization||37,951||$356,104|
|Democracy for America||Organization||34,961||$385,044|