Study Finds D.C., Local Cities Among Most Generous in U.S.

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A new ranking of the most generous U.S. cities in terms of online donations to nonprofits shows that Alexandria, Arlington and D.C. rank in the top ten.

Blackbaud, a technology provider for nonprofits, also found that Seattle residents give the most money to charity. Ann Arbor, Mich., Cambridge, Mass., Berkeley, Calif., San Francisco, St. Louis and Minneapolis are also on the list.

The Charleston, S.C.-based company ranked cities with more than 100,000 people based on individual donations online. The report Thursday found donors in 265 cities gave $509 million last year, up 15 percent from 2011. Blackbaud provides technology for online fundraising.

Regionally, the South has the most cities in the top 25, followed by the West, Midwest and Northeast.

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