Nonprofits in North America, Europe, and Australia have a multitude of online fundraising services to choose from mostly thanks to their government’s efforts to build digital records and databases of legally verified nonprofits. In most parts of the world, however, government’s digital capabilities remain a work in progress and as a result, the ability to accept online donations is challenging for most nonprofits in Africa, parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

To fill in the gap, social good entrepreneurs worldwide have built upon the momentum of crowdfunding and extended crowdfunding services to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities in regions where online fundraising has been challenging up to this point in the Internet’s short history. The services themselves have taken on the responsibility of vetting the nonprofits and for that alone, deserve muchos kudos.

That said, this year’s Global Trends in Giving Survey includes questions about crowdfunding. If you are a donor, please volunteer 4-7 minutes of your time and take the survey.

1. BackaBuddy (South Africa)

2. Donate-ng (Nigeria)

3. M-Changa (Kenya)


4. (Multiple Countries)

5. (Singapore)

6. Ketto (India)

Australia & Oceania

7. everydayhero (Australia)

8. GiveaLittle (New Zealand)


9. Goteo (Spain)

10. HelloAsso (France)

11. iDonate (Ireland)

12. JustGiving (United Kingdom)

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. If you have donated to a nonprofit, NGO, or charity within the last 12 months, then please take the survey! Available in five languages – العَرَبِيَّةEnglishfrançais, português, and español – the survey will be live through June 30 and the results will be released on September 17 in the second edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report.

North America

13. CanadaHelps

14. Crowdrise (Canada and the United States)

15. Donadora (Mexico)

16. Generosity (United States)

South America

17. Doare (Brazil)

18. Ideame (Multiple Countries)

19. Yo Dono (Chile)



Now in its third year, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 5,352 NGOs from 164 countries and available in العَرَبِيَّةEnglishfrançais, português, and español. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how NGOs worldwide use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software.