The GOP fundraising platform WinRed processed nearly $170 million in donations in the first quarter of 2022, an increase from both of the previous two years.
Republican campaigns raised $169.8 million on WinRed from January through March 2022, exceeding its 2021 total for the same period by 37%. WinRed processed about $40 million more than it did in January through March 2020.
WinRed is still behind the Democratic platform ActBlue when it comes to small-dollar, online fundraising. ActBlue processed $380 million in donations for Democrats in the first three months of this year. But ActBlue is a much more established platform – it was founded in 2004 – while WinRed has only been in business since 2019.
According to WinRed, its donations in the first quarter averaged $39.40, including $73 million that came from first-time donors and $26.3 million donated to state and local campaigns. WinRed is also launching a resource center to train the more than 4,500 total campaigns that use the platform to raise money online.