The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Continues to Rise
(Press release, April 1, 2015) — The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.5 percent and online giving increased 9.9 percent for the three months ending February 2015 as compared to the same period in 2013-2014.
As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report, overall giving grew 2.1 percent while online giving grew 8.9 percent for the full year 2014 compared to the full year 2013. Learn more about charitable giving trends in 2014 and gain additional insight from nonprofit industry experts by downloading the report at www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving.
The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking more than $16 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving, the Index is updated on the first of each month (or the next business day) and is based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent change. Featuring overall and online giving, the Index can be viewed by size and subsets of the nonprofit industry via an interactive online chart. The Index also features a fundraising benchmark calculator that allows users to easily chart their own results against the Index and historical data to provide a fuller view of charitable giving.
To access The Blackbaud Index, subscribe to monthly email or text alerts, read about the methodology, or access special reports, visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex.