first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Donations to charity on plastic cards up by 18% in 2008 Howard Lake | 10 August 2009 | News Tagged with: Affinity Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics The UK Cards Association reports that the UK public gave £1.19 billion to charities on plastic cards during 2008, an increase of 18% on the £1.01 billion given in 2007.The number of donations on debit cards increased by 16% (up from 13 million in 2007 to 15.1 million last year); and the number of credit card transactions rose 9% from 9.6 million in 2007 to 10.5 million last year.Last year the total amount donated on credit and charge cards was £639.2 million and £546.9 million on debit cards. Advertisementcenter_img The UK Cards Association suggested that one reason for this is that “many people donate online and this is one environment where more people prefer to use their credit card instead of a debit card”.It added that it estimated that charity affinity cards had raised approximately £16.7 million during 2008, based on total spending of £6.7 billion on these cards in that year.www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more