Social media 'slacktivism' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report
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Social media 'slacktivism' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report

18 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

People who share a fundraising page on social media are four times more likely to donate than those who don’t, and those that share using a mobile device are seven times more likely to give, according to a report by JustGiving.

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