Sam Parry

Online gifts to America’s nonprofits are growing far faster than other types of donations, two new Chronicle studies find. Donations rose 14 percent last year from 2011, to $2.1 billion, in a study of 115,000 nonprofits whose giving totals were provided by the online fundraising processors Blackbaud, Network for Good and PayPal. Contributions to the nation’s biggest charities also grew 14 percent, to $785 million, in The Chronicle’s study of 149 large nonprofits. That’s far sharper growth than the overall rise in donations in 2012 reported by “Giving USA,” which last week said contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations rose

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