Sector Impact

Giving Breakdown

Fundraising Tactics

Donor Characteristics

Platform & Device


Numbers at a Glance


Percentage of their constituents’ email addresses the average nonprofit is missing[10]

Numbers at a Glance


Average nonprofit emails sent per subscriber in 2017[11]

Numbers at a Glance


Average percentage of nonprofit email list churn in 2017[11]

Numbers at a Glance

7.2 billion

Projected number of smartphone users by 2023[12]

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Percentage increase in conversion rates for responsive websites and donation forms[13]

Numbers at a Glance


Percentage of online donations that are made on mobile devices[3]

Numbers at a Glance


Percentage of donors who give from an email on a mobile device[14]

Numbers at a Glance


Percentage of event registrants who sign up from an email on a mobile device[14]

Numbers at a Glance


Percentage of nonprofits donation landing pages that are not optimized for mobile[5]

Numbers at a Glance

$8 billion

Opportunity to increase annual workplace, point of sale, and donor-advised fund giving[6]

Email is still a key tool for nonprofit communications. On average, nonprofits sent 66 emails per subscriber in 2017. Over the past couple of years, email list churn has held around 10% overall, with a combination of unsubscribes and bad addresses. Churn goes up and down throughout the year, but the highest spike throughout the year is in December. Click here for a full description of the section.