The news comes as charity giving in the USA continues to soar.
The non-profit org FreedomWorks now has 3.5 million Facebook fans, having added an extra million and a half fans in just a couple of months.
Previously the most popular non-profit organisation on social media was Invisible Children, which is now positioned at number two with 3.1 million Facebook followers, and is declining slightly in popularity each week.
In contrast FreedomWorks is picking up tens of thousands of new social media followers each day.
The FreedomWorks non-profit’s social media success is backed up by a loyal grass-roots following mainly across the USA, and is all about grass-roots community debate about the role of government, and encouraging healthy debate that questions the ideologies of the dominating monolithic parties...
The popular grass-roots led organisation wants better government involving less state control, involving fewer politicians, less bureaucrats, lower taxes and more personal freedom of expression, especially within the sphere of economic activity, that includes charity giving.
The latest surge of popularity on social media confirms the non-profit organisation as one of the most significant campaigning organisations in America today.
The charity currently has 3,503,015 likes and is continuing to soar up the Facebook rankings reaching a peak of interest this week that saw the non-profit add to its follower tally with an astonishing 50,000 new likes a day.
The interest in the non-profit’s work may be fuelled by the ongoing US Presidential election which is elevating many of the issues of concern to the non-profit’s supporters to the wider American public.
FreedomWork’s supporters, along with a general cynicism about the current breed of politicians, have advocated strong charity giving as a cornerstone of communities along the lines of: the only pure charity giving is charity giving that is voluntary, un-coerced and given with the heart.
Of course, Americans generally do not need much encouragement in this regard. Despite the economic downturn of recent years a number of studies show Americans continue to be amongst the most generous charity supporters in the world, giving about $300 billion dollars a year to charity via private donations.
92 American billionaire families have now committed to give half of their wealth to philanthropy via the Giving Pledge, led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, a movement which is steadily transforming attitudes to philanthropy worldwide.
US private charitable giving by Americans was $298.42 billion in 2011, according to an annual report by Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
A UK CGAP/CaritasData report from 2011 also showed that corporate giving in the USA was streets ahead of anyone else.
Corporate donations, for instance in America, was found to be around 14 times that of the UK, one of the next major corporate donor countries, and runs into the tens of billions each year.