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SOURCE JustGiving and ACTIVE Network
LONDON, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New monitor shows organised event fundraising grew by 8% last year
JustGiving and ACTIVE Network today announced the debut of "The Event Fundraising Monitor: What's Next for Events?" a new report that shares insights on fundraising for organised events. The report uses analysis of trends seen on JustGiving and ACTIVE Network's own platforms, combined with survey data conducted in September 2013 among fundraisers and charities throughout the UK. It has been launched as ACTIVE Network and JustGiving unveil a new integration on the ACTIVEWorks® technology platform, which allows event organisers to seamlessly manage registration and fundraising, helping charities to reach more supporters, raise more money and save time.
· Running events remain a strong fundraising conduit as 77% of all event fundraising pages reviewed in the report are created for running events
· 25% of the charities surveyed see Running as the leading category for generating income
· Cycling has seen the largest increase in fundraising, growing by 30% since 2011, making it the third most popular event type among fundraiser managers surveyed after Running and Walking
· Fundraising for Triathlons has grown by 21% according to the survey results for 2011-2013
"In 'The Event Fundraising Monitor' report we highlight a new opportunity for fundraisers with the emergence of Mob events, a new type of event that's experiencing explosive growth globally and features hyper social activities, such as mud runs, obstacle courses, and adventure races," commented Sejal Pietrzak, Senior Vice President at ACTIVE Network. "While traditional endurance events continue to be popular, including the Prudential RideLondon which drew in more than 65,000 participants across the event weekend, we are also seeing the globalization of events like The Electric Run and The Color Run, which present a tremendous opportunity to help philanthropic causes raise money."
Charles Wells, Chief Marketing Officer at JustGiving adds, "The common thread among all of the events showing growth is that they each give their fundraisers unique stories to share online, generating great reasons for a participant to share his or her fundraising with their network. Not only that, but they help charities reach new supporters and drive sign-ups for future events - around 40% of our fundraisers among those surveyed tell us that since they've started fundraising, a friend or family member has got involved too."
To download the full "The Event Fundraising Monitor" report, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/event-fundraising-monitor.
 Based on analysis of JustGiving's fundraising pages conducted in September 2013 for "The Event Fundraising Monitor" report by JustGiving and ACTIVE Network.
 Survey based on 467 charities and 900 fundraisers who have used JustGiving.com for Endurance events.
Notes to Editors
JustGiving is the world's leading platform for charity giving, enabling over 21 million people to raise £1.5 billion for over 13,000 charities since launching in 2001. Through online and mobile, JustGiving brings the best that technology has to offer to charities worldwide, with more charities recommending JustGiving than any other online fundraising platform. A social business, JustGiving exists by charging charities a small fee on donations, re-investing any surplus cash into developing innovative world-class technology to make giving to charity easier and quicker.
JustGiving is the most visited charity giving portal in the world and in 2013 was ranked by The Times as one of the 50 websites you can't live without. In 2009, CEO Zarine Kharas joined previous recipients Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Stephen Hawking in being awarded the RSA's Albert Medal, for "democratising fundraising and technology for charities".
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