Here an interesting stat on giving. In 2001, Independent Sector conducted some research into the giving and volunteering habits of Americans. The stat that caught my eye was how many more people volunteered when asked to do so than when not asked.
When asked to volunteer – 71% did. When not asked – only 29% volunteered.
That’s significant to know if you’re trying to get help with a charitable project.
Source Independent Sector. Giving, Volunteering in the United States Key Findings, 2001. http://www.independentsector.org/uploads/Resources/GV01keyfind.pdf