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Irish people are ‘unofficially’ the most generous in the world

More Irish people per capita have donated to GoFundMe pages since its launch in 2010 than any other country in the world.

Overall, Irish people have donated more that €40m to worthy causes over the past decade, earning us the unofficial title of the most generous nation in the world.

Irish people are ‘unofficially’ the most generous in the world

GoFundMe was launched in 2010 and it provides a platform for people to appeal to the public to donate money to help any number of worthy causes.

Just under 10% of Irish people said they have donated to a GoFundMe page in the past.

There have been around 860,000 individual donations made by Irish people, amounting to more than €40m.

Worldwide more than €6billion has been raised through GoFundMe pages since it was founded.

Rob Solomon, Ccairman and CEO of GoFundMe, said “Millions of people across Ireland are paving the way for a worldwide explosion in online giving.

“With one in 10 people here using GoFundMe to give quickly, safely and securely to the personal causes they care about most, GoFundMe has become Ireland’s ‘Take Action’ button.

“We are delighted that more and more Irish people are supporting those in need.”

As the site grows in popularity and brand recognition, it usage in Ireland has increased.

2018 saw over 20,000 GoFundMe campaigns created by people in Ireland, a 50% rise on the previous year.

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