Blackbaud Index: Overall Giving up 5 Percent in February, Online Giving up 13.8 Percent
The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving, a broad-based fundraising index that reports overall giving trends of 2,515 US-based nonprofit organizations representing $7.4 billion in yearly giving on a monthly basis, today reported that charitable giving rose 5 percent for the three months ending February 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011. The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving, comprised of actual revenue data from 1889 nonprofits representing $424 million in yearly online giving, reported that online giving rose 13.8 percent for the three months ending February 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.
The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving are currently updated on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and are based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent changes in US-based charitable giving. They represent the most comprehensive and timely sources of charitable giving available.
New! The Blackbaud Index to be reported two weeks earlier
In an effort to provide even more timely data for the sector, starting May 1, The Blackbaud Index will be released on the 1st of each month. A special report will also be released that day featuring a closer look at the expansion of the Index and the year-over-year performance for 2011.
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Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 26,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare, and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management, and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has employees throughout the US, and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.