The Global Trends in Giving Report ( is a research project that seeks
to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their
favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry
and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes donor data across
six continents about how online and mobile technology effects giving. The report also
examines the impact of gender, generation, ideology, religion, and donor size upon
giving and volunteerism.

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report is unique in that it is the only annual study
dedicated to analyzing the giving habits of donors worldwide and is a sister report to the
Global NGO Technology Report ( The data from both reports is meant
to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations (NPOs), and
charities worldwide better understand if they are using technology in the ways that their
donors prefer and where they need to improve.