If you’ve read the last few monthly numbers posts you’re aware that it’s been a good year for Democrats on ActBlue. But looking at our Q1 numbers, you can see that a huge amount of money is flowing to candidates and committees that don’t make our top 5 for the quarter. While everyone else is consumed with the ups-and-downs of the presidential race, we’re quietly helping Democrats up and down the ballot get what they need to win.
Let’s take another angle on that: if every seat in Congress were constested, you’d have around 500 committees getting money. ActBlue has 2,050 recipients. That’s the best expression of the kind of work we do, and how it ripples out across the country. Now, the numbers:
|Number of contributions||333,928|
|Average Contribution size||$54.11|
|Committees receiving money||2,050|
So, these numbers are the gold standard for year-over-year growth. While 2012 is a presidential election year and that pushes the numbers upward, you can glance at our 2008 numbers to see how much we’ve grown over the interim.
|Q1 2008||Q1 2011||Q1 2012||Change|
Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for Q1 2012.
|Democratic Party of Wisconsin||Party Committee||20,974||$423,339|
|Democracy for America||Organization||20,602||$468,190|