Welcome to the third installment of ActBlue data disclosure, 2009 edition!
Last week we presented a big picture overview of what 2009 looked like as well as how it compared to 2007, the most comparable year we have data for at ActBlue. These reviews highlighted our growth in donors, in donations, in recipients campaigns & committees, as well as personal grassroots fundraising efforts.
Since we are in the midst of a period of federal campaign finance reporting, it’s time for us to reveal some more information specific to the fourth quarter of 2009. We will begin with some of the Q4 2009 categorical totals.
|Number of contributions||86,158|
|Average contribution size||$116.32|
|Distinct committees receiving money||1,420|
|Distinct fundraising pages receiving money||1,540|
|Fundraising pages created||1,602|
Now let’s look at the top 10 recipient campaigns & committees of 2009’s 4th quarter, ranked by number of donors. Topping the list are two progressive pugilists, Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-08) and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Below them, the list diversifies, including a ballot committee (No On 1), the FireDogLake Action PAC, and a grab bag of federal candidates spanning the spectrum of the Democratic Party from Bernie Sanders to Bill Owens. It’s a glimpse of the breadth that makes ActBlue unique.
|PCCC — Progressive Change Campaign Committee||Organization||15,474||$407,439.22|
|Alan Grayson||FL-08, 2010||11,362||$393,433.04|
|No on 1 / Protect Maine Equality||Ballot Prop||8,517||$570,957.55|
|FDL Action PAC||PAC||5,024||$156,099.32|
|Bill Owens||NY-23, 2010||2,891||$335,112.52|
|Democracy for America||Organization||2,593||$75,347.89|
|Joe Sestak||PA-Sen, 2010||1,551||$242,836.66|
|John Kerry||MA-Sen, 2014||1,237||$82,166.67|
|Bernie Sanders||VT-Sen, 2012||996||$25,604.41|
|Deval Patrick||MA-Gov, 2010||890||$292,582.50|
If we change our ranking criteria to the top 10 recipient campaigns & committees by number of dollars we get the following table:
|No on 1 / Protect Maine Equality||Ballot Prop||$570,957.55|
|Progressive Change Campaign Committee||Organization||$407,439.22|
|Alan Grayson||FL-08, 2010||$393,433.04|
|Bill Owens||NY-23, 2010||$335,112.52|
|Steve Pagliuca||MA-Sen, 2010||$303,640.00|
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||State Party||$295,510.00|
|Deval Patrick||MA-Gov, 2010||$292,582.50|
|Joe Sestak||PA-Sen, 2010||$242,836.66|
|House Senate Victory Fund||Committee||$224,301.00|
|Cal Cunningham||NC-Sen, 2010||$182,726.51|
Beyond recipients, we like to look at successful fundraising pages. Unlike general recipient data, fundraising pages make a specific ask, and provide more information about which asks gained traction during Q4. Below, we’ve listed the top ten fundraising pages in Q4 by number of donors. Click on the name to be redirected to the page itself.
While these pages were the most successful, they are just a small sampling of the more than a thousand successful fundraising pages
created in the last quarter of the year for candidates and causes big
and small. To learn more and start creating your own personal
fundraising page for a Democratic cause or candidate, click here.