GivingTuesday Israel online social campaign raises record NIS 1,050,582 in charitable donations

January 6, 2014 17:06


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

On the last day of 2013, a record NIS 1,050,582 was donated online to charity organizations as part of the GivingTuesday social campaign, online donation website IsraelGives announced on Monday.

According to Yonatan Ben-Dor, CEO of IsraelGives, there was a 666% increase in charitable donations compared to last year; with 3,364 donations to 283 nonprofit organizations, compared to 505 donations totaling 289,212 NIS to 55 nonprofits on December 31, 2012.  The data was taken from all donations made through, Israel’s largest donation website.

Furthermore, according to IsraelGives, 82% per cent of the donations were made by Israelis and 18% came from abroad.

“This finding is particularly interesting as in previous years the majority of donations made to Israeli nonprofits on 31/12 were from donors abroad; as a result of this campaign we have created a revolutionary change in end-of-year giving culture in Israel,” said Ben-Dor.

GivingTuesday Israel, a response to the largest US sales days – Cyber Monday and Black Friday – calls upon the public to donate once per year to any non-profit organization via the Internet. 

Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
Syrian army pounds southern city of Nawa, reports of casualties, residents say