Small-dollar donors continue to power the Democratic campaigns and progressive causes that matter to them as we head into election season. In August 2022, more than 1.6 million unique donors gave nearly 4.8 million contributions to almost 14,000 individual campaigns and organizations. The total number of contributions made this month, alongside the number of dollars raised, nearly doubled compared to August 2018, the last midterm election cycle.

These numbers demonstrate that small-dollar donors are showing up and taking action ahead of the midterms. Donors continue fueling Democratic candidates and progressive organizations across the country to help push back against an onslaught of voter suppression attempts and all-out assaults on reproductive freedoms in several states.

TOPLINE NUMBERS

August ’18 August ’20 August ’22
Contributions 2,537,230 10,654,586 4,751,970
Dollars Raised $117,738,770.15 $485,400,544.50 $213,422,315.78
Average Contribution Size $46.40 $45.56 $44.91
Unique Donors 1,087,742 4,038,806 1,608,995
Unique Campaigns, Committees,
and Organizations
7,567 11,577 13,772

CYCLE-TO-CYCLE COMPARISON

2018 cycle through August ’18 2020 cycle through August ’20 2022 cycle through August ’22
Contributions 30,521,114 87,079,942 65,173,088
Dollars Raised $1,113,153,932.46 $3,019,731,229.58 $2,522,534,179.18
Average Contribution Size $36.47 $34.68 $38.71
Unique Donors 4,031,072 12,495,647 6,465,848
Unique Campaigns, Committees,
and Organizations
13,458 20,239 25,475

PAYMENT METHODS

August ’18 August ’20 August ‘22
% of Contributions made via a Mobile Device 45.6% 58.8% 58.8%
% of Contributions made with a Saved Payment Method or Digital Wallet Option 55.3% 67.0% 71.4%

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