The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Remains Flat
(Press release, Jan. 5, 2015) — The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 0.1 percent and online giving increased 4.4 percent for the three months ending November 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
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.
In addition, The Blackbaud Index Canada, which tracks charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, reported overall charitable giving decreased 4.2 percent and online giving increased 2.8 percent for the three months ending November 2014. The Canadian Index draws its data from 353 organizations that raise more than $820 million a year and can be accessed at www.blackbaud.ca/blackbaudindex.