$912 378.43 from 9556 contributors
For comparison, the April to June 2007 numbers:
$1 268 043.45 from 9951 contibutors
The fundraising is up slightly from the first quarter ($848 129.37), but the contributors are down from 10 169.
Very bad numbers, if one is being fair, primarily because you get no sense of any momentum, that the Liberals are starting to master the new fundraising techniques. Why? I would argue this is the downside of the abstaining strategy, clearly the grassroots wasn't motivated to give, while their leadership gave up. I'm not arguing the wisdom of the strategy, but if you looking for cause, the posture of the elected party representatives seems the most obvious answer. Of course, other factors at play, but abstaination doesn't bring inspiration.
The Conservatives remain a fundraising juggernaut, although their totals are down year to year. April to June 2008:
$3 525 352.31 from 33833 contributors
Last year, for this period:
$3 768 122.22 from 36794
A slight drop, an even bigger drop from last quarter, wherein the Conservatives brought in $ 4 954 550.22 from 44345 contributors. The trend line for the Conservatives isn't good, but then again the money still flows nicely.
The NDP, less than the Liberals, but more contributors. April to June 2008:
$711 637.28 from 11941 contributors
The same period last year:
$722 760.09 from 11 773 contributors
In the last quarter, the NDP raised 1 119 647.67 from 13329 contributors. Year to year, pretty consistent, down noticeably from the last quarter. Still, very good numbers.
What else can you say?