Fundraising appeals for the COVID-19 epidemic fight: A cross-country study of donor responses

Nashwan, Saeed Awadh and Sarea, Adel and Al-Daihani, Meshari and Ado, Abdullahi Bala and Begum, Halima and Alosaimi, Mushari Hamdan and Abdul-Jabbar, Hijattulah and Abdelsalam, Mohammed Khalifa (2022) Fundraising appeals for the COVID-19 epidemic fight: A cross-country study of donor responses. Sustainability, 14 (11). ISSN 2071-1050, DOI

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This research explores the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations driving donors to engage in fundraising appeals launched through social networking sites (SNSs) to mitigate COVID-19's impact on vulnerable communities from a cross-national perspective. The research adopted a quantitative approach through a web-based survey; a total of 801 donors were obtained from Kuwait and Bahrain and were useable for the analysis. Smart PLS structural equation modelling was used to validate the research model and derive significant insights. In the Kuwaiti sample, we found that humanitarian projects, internet technology, SNSs and religiosity significantly drive donor attitudes towards online donation. All these relationships are indirectly related to the intention to give via SNS through the mediating role of attitudes. As for the Bahraini sample, humanitarian projects, non-profit organizations (NPOs), SNSs, and religiosity significantly influence donors' attitudes. Attitudes, on the other hand, have a visible mediating role in the relationships between these predictors and behavioral intentions. The findings could be useful for the development of appropriate policies that boost online monetary donations to support emergency aid for communities crushed by the pandemic. This research differs from the existing literature in that its multi-national study scrutinizes the incorporation of both internal and external predictors of fundraising activities into a distinctive related context such as SNSs, particularly in a time of epidemiological crises such as COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fundraising campaigns; COVID-19; Social networking sites; NPO; humanitarian response; Kuwait; Bahrain
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2023 03:23
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2023 03:23

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