From the Wash Post:
For weeks, many nonprofit organizations have been predicting that
the billions of dollars that Americans poured into relief funds last
year to help the victims of epic disasters — the South Asia tsunami,
Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake — would result in "donor
fatigue." Donors would grow weary of charitable giving after
contributing to disaster-relief groups and desert their regular causes,
the theory went.
But as checks are counted and online donations tallied, it turns out
that 2005 was very good to many nonprofit organizations in the
Washington area and elsewhere.