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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:54 PM

Democrats shatter ActBlue's donation records after Ginsburg's death.

Source: New York Times

Democratic donors gave more money online in the 9 p.m. hour Friday after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced — $6.2 million — than in any other single hour since ActBlue, the donation-processing site, was started 16 years ago.

Then donors broke the site’s record again in the 10 p.m. hour when donors gave another $6.3 million — more than $100,000 per minute.

The unprecedented outpouring shows the power of a looming Supreme Court confirmation fight to motivate Democratic donors. The previous biggest hour, on Aug. 20, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke on the final night of the Democratic convention, saw $4.3 million in donations processed, according to an ActBlue spokesperson.

Before noon on Saturday, donations to Democratic causes and campaigns on ActBlue since Justice Ginsburg’s passing had topped $45 million.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/elections/democrats-shatter-actblues-donation-records-after-ginsburgs-death.html#click=https://t.co/r68KOdzbWl



Here is a link to Act Blue...
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/introducingactblueexpress

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/getmitch

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Reply Democrats shatter ActBlue's donation records after Ginsburg's death. (Original post)
BigmanPigman Sep 19 OP
wryter2000 Sep 19 #1
appalachiablue Sep 19 #5
wryter2000 Sep 19 #10
msongs Sep 19 #2
kiri Sep 19 #4
Omaha Steve Sep 19 #7
displacedtexan Sep 19 #8
no_hypocrisy Sep 19 #3
applegrove Sep 19 #6
SunSeeker Sep 19 #9
Gothmog Sep 26 #11

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:57 PM

1. Does DU have a link I can use to donate?

I know someone posts everyday how much we've contributed. I'd like to donate to get Tillis out.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:56 PM

5. Omaha Steve manages the DU acct. for Biden-Harris,

I don't know what goes on for individual races, others might. Or, reply to this Sept. 16 post by Steve & ask. Good luck.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforjoe

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214084917

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:09 PM

10. Thanks

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

2. act blue charges 3.95% on all money it processes nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:30 PM

4. act blue is very rich

That is $40/$1000, $4000/$million. No work to do but sit back and count the money here in Somerville, MA. Rumors circulate that they have leased a private jet.

I believe they are well-meaning, but also greedy. I never leave a tip--they drain this 4% already from the donations.





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Response to kiri (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:14 PM

7. That 3.95% is the charge by the credit card company to process the transaction!


https://secure.actblue.com/about

Small Dollars. Big Change.

Welcome to the home of small-dollar donors. We’re proud to build the fundraising tools that thousands of groups and millions of grassroots donors use to make their voices heard and transform power structures in our country.

As a nonprofit, we’re driven by the belief that our democracy works better when more people participate in civic life and when our campaigns and nonprofits are powered by the people they serve. That’s why we’ve built a powerful online fundraising platform for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, progressive organizations, and nonprofits. Our tools make it possible for anyone to build a grassroots campaign or movement and give donors an easy and secure way to support their favorite candidates and causes.

How ActBlue Works
We want as many groups as possible to be able to create strong grassroots fundraising programs. Our platform is available to Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits that share our values for no cost besides a 3.95% processing fee on donations. And we operate as a conduit, which means donations made through ActBlue to a campaign or organization are considered individual donations. You can read more about our structure here.

We take care of building fundraising tools and technology so the groups using our platform can focus on engaging and communicating with their supporters — we don't fundraise, donate, or send texts or emails on behalf of any group. And as a nonprofit ourselves, we’re funded by our own amazing small-dollar donors!

Why Tens of Thousands of Campaigns and Organizations Trust Us
We work year-round, so even when campaigns end, our innovation continues. Our engineers are constantly A/B testing our contribution forms, creating new features, and staying on top of the latest advances in online security. And millions of donors can give to any group using our platform with a single click because they’ve saved their payment information through our ActBlue Express feature.

The best part? All of our tools and features come standard for any group using our platform, so a local food bank or candidate for school board can benefit from the same fundraising tools used by someone running for president. And we don’t leave folks to figure out our tools on their own! We have a dedicated donor support team, and our digital fundraising experts are ready to share their knowledge and work with fundraisers directly by providing trainings, insights, and other assistance.

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Response to kiri (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:54 PM

8. Etsy charges a 5% processing fee on each item someone sells.

It costs a fortune to host a nonprofit site like ActBlue, and you can bet if it had ever misused a single penny, Republicans would've screamed bloody murder.
The optional tip Helps keep the site live.
Here's the Open Secrets data: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00401224

Also, there's this: Thousands of campaigns and organizations rely on our fundraising tools, which they use for no charge. We pass along a 3.95% processing fee on contributions to the groups using our platform. ActBlue does not make money off of donations. Completing a contribution involves costs related to processing your credit card. We’re legally required to pass along processing costs to the campaign so that we do not make in-kind contributions to them.
https://support.actblue.com/donors/about-actblue/what-are-actblue-tips-for/

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:19 PM

3. I donated half my week's salary to Amy McGrath when I first woke up this morning.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:13 PM

9. I donated to Biden and Jaime Harrison today with ActBlue!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 02:13 AM

11. $250 million

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