Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving and Online Giving Up in July
Press release (Sept. 5, 2012) — The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving, a broad-based fundraising index that reports overall giving trends of 2,845 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations representing $8 billion in yearly giving on a monthly basis, reported that charitable giving increased 0.2 percent for the three months ending July 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011. The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving, comprised of actual revenue data from 2,178 nonprofits representing $445 million in yearly online giving, reported that online giving rose 5.3 percent for the three months ending July 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.
The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving are updated on the first of each month (or the next business day) and are based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent changes in U.S.-based charitable giving. They represent the most comprehensive and timely sources of charitable giving available.